Category Archives: plan of God

convergence of divine wills

Ephesians 1:11-12 (JDV) Ephesians 1:11 In him we have also received an inheritance, because we were predestined according to the plan1 of the one who achieves2 everything in agreement with the purpose3 of his preference, Ephesians 1:12 so that we … 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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the fate of the invader

Joel 2:20 (JDV) Joel 2:20 I will drive the northern invader far from you and banish him to a dry and open land, his front ranks into the Dead Sea, and his rear guard into the Mediterranean Sea. His stink … Continue reading

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unwitting accomplices

Joel 2:10-11 (JDV) Joel 2:10 The land quakes before them; the sky1 shakes. The sun and moon grow dark, and the stars cease their shining. Joel 2:11 Yahveh makes his voice heard in the presence of his army. His camp … Continue reading

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until the storms are over

Joel 2:6-9 (JDV) Joel 2:6 Nations convulse1 before them; all the people’s faces are drained of redness. Joel 2:7 They attack like warriors attack; they scale walls like men of war do. Each marches on his own path, and they … Continue reading

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when the dominoes start falling

Joel 2:1-2 (JDV) Joel 2:1 Blow a ram’s horn bugle1 in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the people living in the land tremble, because the day of Yahveh is coming; in fact, it is near … Continue reading

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a spacious place

Psalm 31:6-8 Psalm 31:6 I hate those who worship temporary and trivial1 things, but I trust in Yahveh. Psalm 31:7 I will celebrate and be happy in your covenant faithfulness because you have seen my affliction. You know the troubles … Continue reading

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What about him?

John 21:20-23 John 21:20 So Peter turned around and saw the disciple Jesus loved following them, the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and asked, “Lord, who is the one that’s going to betray you?” John … Continue reading

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another conspiracy

John 18:19-24 John 18:19 The high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and about his teaching. John 18:20 “I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus answered him. “I have always taught in the synagogue and in the temple, where … Continue reading

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influential, but helpless to intervene

John 18:15 John 18:15 Simon Peter was following Jesus, as was another disciple. That disciple was known to the high priest; so he went with Jesus into the high priest’s courtyard. John 18:16 But Peter remained standing outside by the … Continue reading

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