Tag Archives: pride

God’s Standard; December 16, 2019


Matthew 5:46 “If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?” The whole Sermon on the Mount lays out a standard that seems impossibly high to us, simply because … Continue reading

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Jonah; December 10, 2019


Jonah 4:3-4 “Now, Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.” But the Lord replied, “Is it right for you to be angry?” Jonah is famous for the miraculous circumstance of his … Continue reading

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Unintended Idolatry; November 29, 2019


Hosea 2:8 “She has not acknowledged that I was the one who gave her the grain, the new wine and oil, who lavished on her the silver and gold– which they used for Baal.” We are so prone to forget … Continue reading

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Humility Before God; November 27, 2019


Daniel 9:4-5 I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed: “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with all who love him and obey his commands, we have sinned and done wrong. We … Continue reading

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Living Water; November 15, 2019


Jeremiah 2:13 “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.” The imagery here is especially striking for Israel to be in … Continue reading

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Response to Trials; November 6, 2019


Isaiah 38:17 Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. This revelation that Hezekiah had was perhaps the major purpose of God allowing him to have this experience. Anyone in a position such as king is tempted … Continue reading

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Pride and Repentance; November 3, 2019


Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” I have known this verse … Continue reading

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