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John the Baptist: Doubt in the Darkness

Jon Bloom
“Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” This was a surprising question coming from John the Baptist. It’s unclear exactly when John first consciously knew that Jesus was the Son of God, whose…
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Ask!

Jon Bloom
He was one of the walking dead. It had almost been three years since the priest examined that suspicious spot on his left arm and looked at him with sympathy, “I’m so sorry. It’s leprosy. May God have mercy on…
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Ask! God Is Willing and Able to Give You the Best Gifts

Jon Bloom
He was one of the walking dead. It had almost been three years since the priest examined that suspicious spot on his left arm and looked at him with sympathy, “I’m so sorry. It’s leprosy. May God have mercy on…
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A Year-End Letter to the DG Staff

Jon Bloom
Dear Desiring God Staff As 2008 fades into history, I want to tell you again what a precious, undeserved privilege it has been to serve with you in the mission of Desiring God. God granted 44 of you to serve…
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One of My Heroes...

Jon Bloom
…is my big brother, Jim. He has been since I was young. Being five years older than me, he was always the epitome of what it meant to be big. But when he was in college (and I in Jr…
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Joseph's Painful Decision

Jon Bloom
Mary wasn’t herself. Joseph had sensed some urgency in her request that he meet her at “their” tree. She was staring at the ground. She seemed burdened.  “Mary, is something wrong?” She looked up at him intensely. “Joseph…  I’m pregnant.” …
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God Will Guide-Even Correct-You When the Decisions are Hard

Jon Bloom
Mary wasn’t herself. Joseph had sensed some urgency in her request that he meet her at “their” tree. She was staring at the ground. She seemed burdened. “Mary, is something wrong?” She looked up at him intensely. “Joseph… I’m pregnant.”…
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Sordid Lineage, Beautiful Legacy

Jon Bloom
Ruth Wasn’t Even a Jew The book of Ruth is amazing. Not simply because it’s a great story about love, loyalty, faith, romance and redemption. But its very presence in the Bible is amazing. Stuck right there in the Old…
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The Beautiful Legacy of a Sordid Lineage

Jon Bloom
The book of Ruth is amazing. Not simply because it’s a great story about love, loyalty, faith, romance and redemption. But its very presence in the Bible is amazing. Stuck right there in the Old Testament is a book named…
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All God's "Musts" Require Trust

Jon Bloom
In reading through the Book of Revelation recently, by the time I got to the end of chapter 19, the wars, rebellion, suffering, death and judgments were almost overwhelming. Oh how I wanted Jesus to wrap everything up and…
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Is God Punishing Me?

Jon Bloom
As a Christian, when you experience a painful providence like an illness or a rebellious child or a broken marriage or a financial hardship or persecution, do you ever wonder if God is punishing you for some sin you committed …
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A Mighty Deacon

Jon Bloom
When Sam Crabtree (DG Board member and Executive Pastor at Bethlehem Baptist) recently asked us what he needed to do to get some DWYL stickers, Lukas Naugle replied that Sam needed to write a song about what a deacon does…
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Some Knowledge Is Too Heavy

Jon Bloom
When the disciples were with Jesus on the Mount of Olives just before his ascension to the Father, one of them asked a question that must have been on everyone’s mind: “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom…
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They Don't Teach This Math in School

Jon Bloom
There’s a lot of gloom and doom in the news these days. If we listen too much, unbiblical fear may begin to govern our actions because we’re only putting our trust in what we see.  Imagine for a moment that…
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Jesus and Buddha on Happiness

Jon Bloom
Greatly disturbed by the suffering he saw in the world, 29-year-old Prince Guatama Siddhartha (563-483 BC), who was later called the Buddha (enlightened one), left his wife and young child and set out on a search for the meaning of…
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What Jesus Meant When He Said “You Must Eat My Flesh”

Jon Bloom
The day before, Jesus had fed 5,000 people with a few loaves and fish. Then that night he walked miles across the Sea of Galilee before catching up with his disciples in their boat. The crowd had seen him send…
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Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment

Jon Bloom
The insults fell on her like blows. “Shame on you, Whore!” Imagine it. She was married, but not to the man whose arms she'd been in. Suddenly the door burst open. Angry men dragged her—and her secret sin—out into the…
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Doubt Your Perception of Suffering

Jon Bloom
There he sat, the scum of society, a sorry piece of work begging the condescending mercy of pious passersby going in and out of the temple. Enough mercy and he could eat The blind man in John 9 didn’t have…
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The Night the Angel Didn’t Come

Jon Bloom
Luke says it so quickly, so matter-of-factly: “[Herod] killed James the brother of John with the sword” (Acts 12:2). In the flow of the story this little phrase sets the stage for Peter’s dramatic prison rescue by the angel. So…
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How Grace and Peace Is Multiplied to You

Jon Bloom
Every morning at 8:45 the Desiring God staff gathers for a 15-minute devotional. We read a small portion of Scripture, apply it to God’s call on us, and then pray for various outreach efforts, needs, and prayer requests. It’s our…
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A Quake that is Still Shaking the World

Jon Bloom
I love the book of Acts. That’s where my Bible reading plan has me right now. And my only regret is that it’s going by so fast, three chapters at a time. But one good thing about reading Acts quickly…
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When Prosperity is a Bane and Adversity a Blessing

Jon Bloom
“Teacher! Teacher, please wait!” Jesus and his disciples were just leaving town. They turned and saw a young man hurrying toward them. He was well-dressed, clearly from an upper class family. But his face was troubled and there was urgency…
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When the Adulteress Went Home

Jon Bloom
“Neither do I condemn you; go and from now on, sin no more.” These words were almost unbelievable. A half hour ago she had been dragged out of her illicit lover’s house and shoved through the streets. Just minutes before…
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Hopeful Post-Christmas Melancholy

Jon Bloom
Each year Christmas night finds members of my family feeling some melancholy. After weeks of anticipation, the Christmas celebrations have flashed by us and are suddenly gone. And we’re left standing, watching the Christmas taillights and music fade into the…
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Trust Promises, Not Providences

Jon Bloom
This morning my assistant, Bryan DeWire, found out his father, who 24 hours ago seemed in fine health, didn’t make it through emergency heart surgery. This afternoon, my wife called me in tears to update me on a very difficult…
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