Category Archives: dependence upon God

pipe dream

Ephesians 3:20-21 (JDV) Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that achieves things in us – Ephesians 3:21 to him be glory in the … Continue reading

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preference and favor

Ephesians 1:1-2 (JDV) Ephesians 1:1 Paul, a missionary1 of Christ Jesus by God’s preference:2 To the faithful devotees3 in Christ Jesus at Ephesus. Ephesians 1:2 Favor4 to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. preference … Continue reading

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then you will know

Joel 3:17-21 (JDV) Joel 3:17 Then you will know that I am Yahveh your God, who dwells in Zion, my holy mountain. Jerusalem will be holy, and illegals1 will never overrun it again. Joel 3:18 In that day the mountains … Continue reading

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the coming big one

Joel 3:9-11 (JDV) Joel 3:9 Proclaim this among the nations: Commit to war; rouse the warriors; let all the men of war muster and go up! Joel 3:10 Form your plows into swords and your pruning knives into spears. Let … Continue reading

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theology-experience disconnect

Joel 2:25-27 (JDV) Joel 2:25 I will repay you for the years that the winging stage locust ate, the crawling stage locust, the destroying locust, and the recently mature locust– my great army that I sent against you. Joel 2:26 … Continue reading

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six minutes

Joel 2:3-5 (JDV) Joel 2:3 A fire consumes in front of them, and behind them a flame devours. The land in front of them is like the garden of Eden, but behind them, it is like an open wasteland; there … Continue reading

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invitation to grieve

Joel 1:7-12 (JDV) Joel 1:7 It1 has desolated2 my grapevine and splintered my fig tree. It has stripped off its bark and thrown it away; its branches have turned white. Joel 1:8 Grieve like a young woman wrapped3 in sackcloth, … Continue reading

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things getting worse

Joel 1:1-4 (JDV) Joel 1:1 The word of Yahveh1 that came to Joel son of Pethuel: Joel 1:2 Hear this, you elders; listen, all you who live2 in the land.3 Has anything like this ever happened in your days or … Continue reading

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the third answer

  Psalm 41:10-13 Psalm 41:10 But you, Yahveh, be gracious to me and raise me up; then I will repay them. Psalm 41:11 By this I know that you want me: my enemy does not shout in triumph over me. … Continue reading

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something greater

  Psalm 40:16-17 Psalm 40:16 Let all who seek you rejoice and be happy in you; let those who love your salvation continually say, “Yahveh is great!” Psalm 40:17 I am oppressed and needy; may my Lord think of me. … Continue reading

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