Tag Archives: ignoring God

Various Hopes; April 4, 2022


Proverbs 11:7 When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; all he expected from his power comes to nothing. Not all hopes are the same. We have countless examples of people whose evil plans, both big and small, were dashed … Continue reading

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Secure Hope; March 6, 2022


Job 8:13 Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so perishes the hope of the godless. If Eliphaz was not a good friend to Job, Bildad was worse. However, he too speaks some truth, even if it’s misapplied. … Continue reading

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Sowing and Reaping; March 19, 2021


Galatians 6:7-8 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from … Continue reading

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Abiding; January 23, 2020


John 15:4 “Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” This is the very simplest, most … Continue reading

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Things God Hates; December 13, 2019


Zechariah 8:16-17 These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts; do not plot evil against each other, and do not love to swear falsely. I … Continue reading

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Repentance; July 6, 2019


Deuteronomy 30:6 The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live. This chapter as a whole is talking … Continue reading

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Peace; January 28, 2018


Isaiah 48:22 “There is no peace,” says the Lord, “for the wicked.” This brief verse says a great deal about the state of the world today. The Japanese makes it clear that this is talking about inner peace, rather than … Continue reading

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May 11, 2017


Deuteronomy 28:2 All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God. This list of blessings is well known, and certainly seems attractive. A few of the things are so specifically agrarian that … Continue reading

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January 24, 2017


James 5:17-18 Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and … Continue reading

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June 5, 2016


Psalm 10:4 In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God. This verse points out the essential idiocy of those who exclude God from their hearts. The NIV turn of … Continue reading

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