Tag Archives: gratitude

Covetousness; April 9, 2021


John 21:22 Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” We get so involved with what God is doing to or for or with other people! Our … Continue reading

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Abounding Grace; March 18, 2021


2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. In reading this verse the first … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; January 26, 2021


Psalm 107:43 Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the Lord. Without giving specifics, speaking of “some” and “others,” the Psalmist has given case after case of people who were blessed by God … Continue reading

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Responding to God; December 25, 2020


Luke 2:20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. This has been one of my favorite verses in the Christmas story for quite … Continue reading

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Salvation; October 26, 2020


Acts 15:11 “No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.” We tend to remember Paul’s famous statement to this effect in Ephesians 2:8-9, but forget that Peter said … Continue reading

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Entitlement; October 18, 2020


Luke 4:28 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. This whole story is one I have loved for a long time, particularly where Jesus reads Isaiah 61:1-2 and says He is its fulfillment, but it … Continue reading

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Mad at God; October 14, 2020


Jonah 4:1 But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry. It strikes me that Jonah is a fairly extreme example of God using imperfect human beings. As is common with us all, Jonah wanted to call the shots, to be … Continue reading

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Gratitude; September 28, 2020


Psalm 103:2 Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. This Psalm is a litany of the benefits of following God. I like the way the Japanese puts it here: “Don’t forget a single one of … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty; August 29, 2020


Acts 4:28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. This is a verse we often skip over or ignore. We forget that all the horrible things that were done to Jesus were explicitly part of … Continue reading

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Gratitude; August 17, 2020


Luke 17:14, 19 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” This is a fascinating … Continue reading

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