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“And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures.” (Acts 17:2, ESV) Some people are so predictable. You know what they will do because that’s what they always do. When one friend visits, I can predict that shortly after she wakes up, she will be in the kitchen pouring Diet Coke in her glass. Another friend always takes her shoes off at the door, even though it’s not really a custom at my house. And then there’s the friend who is predictably late—and has a very predictable excuse ready…

“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” I John 3:1-2 First John calls our attention to the great love that God has bestowed upon us, by calling us his sons (or daughters).  What a great privilege it…

“Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.” Genesis 13:18 As usual, at the beginning of this month, I started reading the Bible through again.  I can’t remember how many years I have been doing this, but it has been a long time.  I have certificates to show for the last fifteen or so years but had been doing it long before that.  It always amazes me as I read through the familiar stories, that new thoughts and ideas jump out at…