Tag Archives: temptation

The Sabbath; November 2, 2022


Isaiah 58:13-14 “If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the Lord’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by … Continue reading

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Singing; September 17, 2022


Psalm 104:33-34 I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the Lord. The thoughts expressed here … Continue reading

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David’s Heart; September 7, 2022


Psalm 86:11 Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. This Psalm’s attribution is very simply, “A prayer of David,” with no special circumstances … Continue reading

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Purification from Sin; July 10, 2022


1 John 3:3 Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure. This is an important verse, particularly in light of the section that follows. That following section has traditionally been badly misinterpreted, both into … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; June 29, 2022


Titus 2:11-13 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we … Continue reading

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Repentance; April 13, 2022


Luke 22:61-63 The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly. This … Continue reading

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Depending on God; March 5, 2022


Job 6:13 “Do I have any power to help myself, now that success has been driven from me? Sometimes the kindest thing God can do for us is help us understand how utterly helpless we are without Him. Job’s redeeming … Continue reading

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Human Weakness; August 12, 2021


Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Every time I read this passage I remember an experiment that was done in the early days of … Continue reading

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Dieting; July 1, 2021


Psalm 141:3-4 Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers; let … Continue reading

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Saints; March 14, 2021


Romans 1:7 To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. We get such strange ideas when we hear the … Continue reading

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