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Archive for October 20th, 2007

Understanding = Believing

You remember the scene in the boat (Matthew 16:5-12). The disciples seem to have forgotten everything: bread, miracles, the “leaven of the Pharisees”, and who is in the boat with them. The assurance that they have gotten it at the end of the passage seems like they maybe only partially got it. I’m right there with them, daily even. The Owner and Sustainer of the boat, the trip, the bread, the job, the family, the relationships, the way, the truth, and the life is with me. The difficulties and fog are only additional opportunities to give glory to Him by trusting rather than “leavening” the lump with scheming legalism. If you like, read my poem about my reaction to these verses at Understand?

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