Tag Archives: temptation

Maturity; August 12, 2020


Luke 8:14 The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. Matthew’s record of this parable (Matthew … Continue reading

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Gratitude; May 14, 2020


Revelation 2:4-5 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to … Continue reading

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Sexual Sin; March 19, 2020


1 Thessalonians 4:7-8 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit. The section from verse … Continue reading

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Suffering; March 9, 2020


Philippians 1:29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him. Reading this I immediately thought of a report I read just recently of persecuted believers … Continue reading

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Death and Life; February 25, 2020


Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself … Continue reading

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Handling Money; February 20, 2020


2 Corinthians 8:21 For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men. In various places the Bible talks about not fearing people and their … Continue reading

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Life in Christ; January 13, 2020


John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” I quote this verse so frequently that it’s one of the few I am … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord; October 19, 2019


Proverbs 16:6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord a man avoids evil. This fallen world is certainly steeped in sin of all sorts. However, God has an answer for that. Of course … Continue reading

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God’s Dominion; September 4, 2019


Psalm 103:22 Praise the Lord, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the Lord, O my soul. This verse echoes the first verse of this Psalm, but whereas the first verse focuses on the private, the internal, this verse … Continue reading

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Tests; July 27, 2019


Psalm 26:2-3 Test me, O Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth. This strikes me as a rather foolhardy prayer! David loved God, … Continue reading

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