Tag Archives: growth

Changing; April 30, 2022


Jeremiah 13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil. This is a truly famous verse, and it speaks of the dangers of habit. The first … Continue reading

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Growth; November 22, 2021


2 Chronicles 7:3 When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the Lord above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the … Continue reading

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Parenting; August 21, 2021


Luke 2:39-40 When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the … Continue reading

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The Joy of Harvest; February 5, 2021


Isaiah 9:3 You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the plunder. It is somehow significant that in a Scripture reading list based on … Continue reading

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Legacy; September 11, 2020


3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. We speak of a person’s legacy, and as we get older we are concerned as to what our own will be. … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth; March 29, 2020


1 Timothy 6:11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Three things stand out to me about this. In the first place, Paul is telling Timothy that it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Born Again; January 8, 2020


John 3:5-6 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.” This whole … Continue reading

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Names; December 14, 2019


Malachi 1:1 A prophecy: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi. For once, I was struck more by a footnote than I was by the actual text. The footnote in question says, “Malachi means my messenger.” We don’t … Continue reading

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Paradoxes; October 29, 2019


Proverbs 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. Proverbs has several verses that reference this sort of thing, but it also has several that encourage planning ahead. There is a … Continue reading

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Continuing Education; October 24, 2019


Proverbs 19:27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge. One of the essential keys to a good life is to keep learning. We see both extremes: people who decide they’ve got it … Continue reading

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