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Uplook Fridays: Is the Lord a Wilderness to You?

In the first of Jehovah’s messages through Jeremiah, the tender-hearted prophet, and recorded in Jeremiah 2, there are a number of touching questions: “What is wrong in Me?” (v. 5); “Why not inquire of Me?” (v. 6); “The priests ignore Me, why?” (v. 8); “Is there any nation so whimsical as you?” (v. 11); “Why…

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Uplook Fridays: That Sweetening Influence

At this point in history, Israel was a redeemed people ({{Ex 15:25}}). Slavery’s chains had been broken, and their foes overwhelmed in the waters of the Red Sea. They were led into a new and living way, which God had opened for them through the place of death. Then they sang praises to God for…

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Uplook Fridays:Worshipers in the Old Testament

It is very instructive to note in the Scriptures the engagements or circumstances which brought forth worship from believing men or women. The attractiveness of divine worship, and the variety of events which stirred that worship are both inspiring and informative.

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Uplook Fridays:Worshipers in the New Testament

There is no proper ground of worship except that the object of worship have divine attributes. It is because the Lord Jesus is a divine person, the Second Person of the Triune God and “God manifest in the flesh,” that He is given and receives worship. His incarnation is set forth in Scripture with crystal…

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Uplook Fridays: The Kiss

A kiss has many meanings in Scripture. Joseph kissed all his brethren as a token of reconciliation ({{Gen. 45:15}}). Orpah kissed Naomi, but returned to her paganism in Moab, while Ruth “clave” to her mother-in-law ({{Ruth 1:14}}). David kissed Jonathan in their final farewell—a kiss of friendship ({{1 Sam. 20:41}}). The father of the prodigal…

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