1. The Bible not only calls us to remember God’s past acts of deliverance; it also invites us to recognize that God in Christ is still in the business of delivering sinners from bondage.
  2. Caesar boasted: “I came. I saw. I conquered.” Christ can rightly say: “I came. I saved. I ascended.”
  3. In today's episode Tough Texts, Scott Keith and Daniel Emery Price delve into Exodus 32:1-14, a fascinating passage that sheds light on God's relationship with His people. How does this text of the golden calf challenge our understanding of God's faithfulness?
  4. God's faithfulness is constant and consistent. It knows no season. His love for us doesn't fade with the summer sun.
  5. We live for the most part, on the strength of our moral fiber, under the law, by our zeal for God and all that which tickles our proud fancy.
  6. The Lord’s Prayer is liturgy and catechism, action and instruction, praxis and theology.
  7. What I desperately needed was not to preach to myself, but to listen to a preacher—not to take myself in hand, but to be taken in the hands of the Almighty.
  8. Praying the Word of God back to God carries didactic import. It teaches us.
  9. Just like for Mordecai and Esther, our lives are also sustained by the hand of God in the ordinary, in events begging to be seen as the work of Christ in our lives.
  10. When we forget that we live by promise, that's when the danger tends to creep in. Because failing to embrace promise means we usually fall back into notions of luck, or even worse--into works.
  11. God is the end of living, the destination, the point of it all.
  12. God wants his word of promise to be the only thing we bank on, the only thing we have confidence in.

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