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Seeing God in Helplessness

The story doesn’t always turn out how we expect, especially when God is involved. The Old Testament is filled with stories that end with, “Well, I didn’t see that one coming.” I’m on a quest to find these stories. Honestly, the plot twist is utterly ridiculous. Stories aren’t supposed to end like that, especially in the violent world of the Old Testament! But God’s mercy shows up. Here are a couple of them that have stood out to me recently.

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What Has Satan Been Saying to You Lately?

The Deceiver is an appropriate name for Satan. He’s good at spinning lies – big whoppers, little while lies, whatever. He offers them to us so cleverly wrapped up in bits of truth, like those bacon-wrapped little smokies coated in brown sugar they serve for special occasions at work.
But we are not unaware of his schemes.