Tag Archives: motives

Desires; November 4, 2021


James 4:2-3 You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. This issue on the face … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy; July 4, 2021


Proverbs 15:8 The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. This is another expression of a truth that is stated countless times throughout the Bible, and that is that God cares about … Continue reading

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Being Heard by God; June 14, 2021


Psalms 17:6 I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer. I think a common characteristic of those who pray a lot is the faith that they are being heard. … Continue reading

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Words; May 1, 2021


1 Samuel 1:17 Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.” Eli’s words to Hannah were very simple, but because he was the priest, Hannah received them as from … Continue reading

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Sharing God’s Blessings; January 24, 2021


Psalms 67:1-2 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. Motives can be hard to determine, especially thousands of … Continue reading

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God’s Supply; December 4, 2020


Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. This verse is widely quoted, with a variety of motives. Sadly, one of those motives is self-centered greed, but it actually doesn’t … Continue reading

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Pastors; June 24, 2020


Jeremiah 3:15 Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding. The Bible mentions bad shepherds and false prophets in quite a few places, so it is actually very comforting to … Continue reading

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Focus; June 23, 2020


Isaiah 58:8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. To me, this whole chapter … Continue reading

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The Law of Love; February 26, 2020


Galatians 5:13 You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. Much of the Church needs a powerful reminder of this verse. We tend … Continue reading

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God’s Word in our Hearts; August 3, 2019


Psalm 40:8 “I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.” This is another Psalm that I am torn when it comes to writing on just a little bit of it. There are several … Continue reading

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