Tag Archives: loving God

Focus; January 17, 2023


Acts 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. Paul and Barnabas and those who received their message had just experienced good things and bad things. Many people had believed the Gospel and been saved, … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord; December 20, 2022


Isaiah 11:3-4 And he will delight in the fear of the Lord. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; but with righteousness he will judge the needy, … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord; November 6, 2022


Isaiah 65:12 “I called but you did not answer,I spoke but you did not listen.You did evil in my sight,and chose what displeases me.” This is a very solemn judgment. It’s an expansion of verse 11, that speaks of “forsaking … Continue reading

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Praise and Obedience; September 27, 2022


Psalm 119:108 Accept, O Lord, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws. Verse 105 is insightful and has been set to music numbers of times, but this verse strikes me this morning. The word that stands … Continue reading

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Giving to God; July 14, 2022


Deuteronomy 16:17 Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the Lord your God has blessed you. This is an important principle that is also picked up in the New Testament. In fact, Jesus spoke to … Continue reading

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Our Part and God’s Part; June 14, 2022


Philippians 2:12-13 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to … Continue reading

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God’s Discipline; January 24, 2022


1 Corinthians 11:32 When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world. I have probably done public reading of verses 23-26 of this chapter more than any other … Continue reading

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Reputation; January 13, 2022


Acts 28:22 “But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect.” As I read this it struck me that Christians in America are beginning to taste this sort of … Continue reading

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Pleasing God; December 5, 2021


Psalm 69:30-31 I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs. I think the secret to David’s relationship with … Continue reading

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Benediction; October 15, 2021


2 Corinthians 13:14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Once again I was undecided among several verses in this chapter as to … Continue reading

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