Tag Archives: humility

Choosing Salvation; December 22, 2021


Isaiah 12:3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. I can still remember clearly how, though not exactly when, my attention was first drawn to this verse. Andrae Crouch was talking in between songs on a … Continue reading

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Hubris; December 8, 2021


Psalm 100:3 Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. For once the NIV, along with the footnote alternate translation, gives more insight … Continue reading

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Position; December 6, 2021


Psalm 75:6-7 No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt a man. But it is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another. We tend to pay lots of attention to who … Continue reading

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Political Persecution; December 1, 2021


Psalm 35:18 I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among throngs of people I will praise you. This Psalm seems very contemporary, because it describes political persecution. The fact that David endured so much of it shows that … Continue reading

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Hearing from God; November 29, 2021


Psalm 28:6 Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy. It’s interesting to be struck by a verse that I had not underlined before! What strikes me is the shift, from pleading to be heard … Continue reading

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Shared Experiences; November 17, 2021


Deuteronomy 24:18 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you from there. That is why I command you to do this. Human beings are strange. The minute we get to what we consider a … Continue reading

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The Limits of Intellect; November 13, 2021


Revelation 5:12 In a loud voice they sang:“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” I think the NIV is entirely justified in using “sang,” rather … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth; November 12, 2021


Jude 1:24-25 To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy–to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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Infinite God; October 17, 2021


Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout … Continue reading

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Conceit; October 9, 2021


Romans 12:16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. There are many blessings to reading the Bible in multiple languages, or at least … Continue reading

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