The Woes of Whispering (Proverbs 26:20)

| Sep 21, 2019

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For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases. —Proverbs 26:20 Chapter 26 of Proverbs is packed with similes and metaphors—over 16—pulled from everyday life to give us reminders of the harm done by fools and those who rely on them. Why such vivid pictures? Because we are […]

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Plead for God’s Probing Light (Psalm 139:23-24)

| Jun 29, 2019

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Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! 24And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! —Psalm 139:23-24 The normal human response when caught doing something wrong is to run away and hide. Adam and Eve tried it in the […]

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Love Makes the Difference in Discipline (Prov 3:11-12)

| Feb 16, 2019

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My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, 12for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights. —Proverbs 3:11-12 We should embrace God’s discipline as His loving care for us. Our natural posture toward discipline is dislike, avoidance, or worse. Solomon […]

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When You Study the Scriptures, Don’t Miss Eternal Life (Jn 5:39-40)

| Nov 10, 2018

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You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, 40yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. —John 5:39-40 The Jews Jesus is talking to in this passage thought they had eternal life because of their devotion […]

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God’s Remarkable Ways (Psalm 18:30-31)

| Jun 30, 2018

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This God—his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. 31For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God? —Psalm 18:30-31 Psalm 18 is David’s song of praise to God, his deliverer, on “the day […]

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Sing to Give, Not Get, Praise (Ps 96:1-3)

| Mar 24, 2018

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Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! 2Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. 3Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! —Psalm 96:1-3 I used to sing into my curling iron, holding it […]

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