Tag Archives: pride

Help; June 2, 2023


Isaiah 31:1 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One … Continue reading

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God’s Offer; June 1, 2023


Isaiah 30:15 This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. This is so typical of human … Continue reading

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Happiness; May 30, 2023


Isaiah 26:12 Lord, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us. The awareness of this truth is the secret to genuine success. We do all sorts of things, but it is actually God … Continue reading

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Practical Trust; May 14, 2023


Psalm 142:3 When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who know my way. This is a very important element of faith. There are times for all of us when we feel emotionally and spiritually exhausted. David was … Continue reading

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Perfection; May 10, 2023


Psalm 119:96 To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless. Perfection is an interesting thing. On the one hand we find it exquisite, but then it can become boring. Likewise, different people can have completely different … Continue reading

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Gratitude; May 2, 2023


Psalm 106:24-25 Then they despised the pleasant land; they did not believe his promise. They grumbled in their tents and did not obey the Lord. What follows this is a horrendous record of idolatry and child sacrifice, certainly bringing to … Continue reading

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Impatience; May 1, 2023


Psalm 106:13 But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his counsel. This particular issue has snared people throughout history, and it certainly does today. Forgetting all that God has done in the past, we … Continue reading

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Rest; April 25, 2023


Psalm 62:5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. Rest can seem like a rare commodity at times. The Japanese expresses the first line as, “My soul is quiet, just waiting expectantly for God.” … Continue reading

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Pride and Humility; April 3, 2023


Matthew 26:33 Peter replied, “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.” As is almost always the case, Peter’s biggest problem was pride. As it says in verse 35, all the disciples were protesting that they … Continue reading

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Dependence; March 23, 2023


Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. Verses 6-8 were put to a catchy little tune several years ago, and I can’t read this without that … Continue reading

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