Author Archives: Dr. Walt

How beautiful are those … who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation

His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot. … I preach the gospel … I am compelled to preach. Woe to me … Continue reading

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You are the children of the Lord your God

He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge. … The LORD will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of … Continue reading

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The creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed

When the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. … Yet to all who received him, to those … Continue reading

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The Spirit you received brought about your adoption

In love (God) predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will. … Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles … Continue reading

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You must obey my laws

Be careful to follow my decrees. I am the LORD your God. … Keep my decrees and laws, for the person who obeys them will live by them. I am the LORD.

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I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly

  Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever. … Your statutes, LORD, stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days. … The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully … Continue reading

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I call out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes

They rejected his decrees and the covenant he had made with their ancestors and the statutes he had warned them to keep. They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. They imitated the nations around them although the LORD had … Continue reading

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How I long for your precepts!

The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. …  From everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—with those who keep his covenant and remember … Continue reading

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The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever

  Every word of God is flawless. … It is written: “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” … Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the … Continue reading

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My word … will accomplish what I desire

The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.

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