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Ordinary Blessings; November 28, 2022


Luke 1:14 “He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth.” We have the record of the fulfillment of the last part of this verse in verse 58 of this very chapter, … Continue reading

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Lifespan; November 7, 2022


Isaiah 65:20 Never again will there be in itan infant who lives but a few days,or an old man who does not live out his years;he who dies at a hundredwill be thought a mere youth;he who fails to reach … Continue reading

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God’s Encouragement; October 23, 2022


Isaiah 35:3-4 Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save … Continue reading

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Waiting in Hope; October 21, 2022


Isaiah 25:9 In that day they will say,“Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.” Yesterday I wrote … Continue reading

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The Shadow of Death; October 18, 2022


Isaiah 9:2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. This passage as a whole is extremely familiar, being widely referenced particularly around … Continue reading

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Perspective; October 16, 2022


Ecclesiastes 9:17-18 The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good. Solomon was a keen observer, but … Continue reading

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Tomorrow; October 12, 2022


Proverbs 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. This immediately brings to mind the extremely similar passage in James 4:13-16. The point is, as this verse says explicitly, that we … Continue reading

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Righteousness; October 5, 2022


Proverbs 11:6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires. This is one of many ways that God’s rules are good for us. The devil tells us that God’s rules are to hem … Continue reading

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Nourishing Words; October 4, 2022


Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgment. Among public figures, the two types of people mentioned here are fairly easy to discern. Dr. Ben Carson immediately came to mind as an … Continue reading

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Coming Through; September 19, 2022


Psalm 105:43 He brought out his people with rejoicing, his chosen ones with shouts of joy. I can’t read this section of this Psalm without singing a song made from the KJV translation that I learned about 43 years ago. … Continue reading

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