Spirit Love vs. Natural Love

The perfect love of Jesus casts out fear. 1 John 4:10-18 makes this clear.  “In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” “We love because he first loved us.” Propitiation?  “ …the...

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Love is Long-Spirited

Love is long spirited. “When tempering your anger, you do not immediately avenge the wrong, but you leave an opportunity for repenting to the one who has transgressed.” Origen Love pervades and penetrates the whole nature, it mellows anything harsh or austere.” Trench Love does not desire to make war...

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The King’s Table

“And David said, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” 2 Samuel 9:1 David never forgot the love of his friend, Jonathan. This man had helped David escape at a time when Saul’s jealous wrath was pointed toward...

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Depression

Elijah “came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die.” Also, Job spoke, “Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.” And “Jacob awaked out of his sleep,...

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Frustration

“Frustration” defines a “deep chronic sense or state of insecurity and dissatisfaction arising from unresolved problems or unfulfilled needs.” Webster’s Dictionary. James A. Pike in his book “Beyond Anxiety” writes, “…it is wrong to assume, as we sometimes do, sympathetically, that cripples are persons of inspiring character. Some are and...

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Glory, Lifter of My Head

“Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.   Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.   But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine...

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Battle Thoughts

Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah...

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Globalism

“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Daniel 12:4 “…advances in technology have provided both the blessing of a more informed public and the curse of a...

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Inner Beauty

Some days no thoughts come. Too much sugar in last night’s snack? Maybe. The Complexity of a man’s soul; body and spirit also, make for an exciting life of wonder. Victor Frankl defined some of the complexity as the tension between objectivity and subjectivity in a person’s inner being. He...

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Belonging

  Belonging? to be suitable, appropriate, or advantageous, to be in a proper situation. to be the property of a person or thing  to be attached or bound by birth, allegiance, or dependency  to be a member of a club, organization, or set  The very human desire to belong has...

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