Count It All Joy

It is easy to label experiences as either pleasant or unpleasant. Yet, the Bible teaches, “Count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience” (James 1:2, 3) It does not say that the trials will bring joy, but is...

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It Leadeth Unto Life

Before we become overwhelmed by the challenging and sometimes difficult demands of leading a Christian life, let us not forget this important truth: God’s road “leadeth unto life.” Our Lord is not a hard Master; He is a loving shepherd. His nature is not to drive us or force us...

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The Effects Of The Blood

“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that has the power of death, that is, the devil” (Hebrews 2:14). Jesus took part in humanity, but not in its sinfulness. His...

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Just A Seed

Do not despise the day of small things (2). Everything begins small. I Peter 1:23 tells us that the incorruptible seed of God’s Word has an entire kingdom within it! As we receive God’s Word with meekness, we will not see the magnificence of what has been received all at...

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The Great Pearl

It is very interesting how a pearl is formed. It starts as a grain of sand in a foreign place – the oyster. The oyster takes this piece of irritating sand and transforms it into a pearl. Thinking of this, we go to the parable of the pearl of grace...

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Tetelestai!

Let us consider why God did not use nearly all of the 32,000 Israelites in the battle against the Midianites: 31,700 men failed the “water test” in Judges 7. They put the natural desires of the flesh before their desire for God. They were selfish. This is the reason why...

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Fruitful Year

The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord (2). To fear the Lord means to go to Him first about anything. Whatever situation you find yourself in, you should speak to God first, before you react in any way. This is not fear with a negative anxiety or...

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The Prepared Path

“Order my steps in thy Word: Let not iniquity have dominion over me” (Psalm 119:133). It is so important to start the day by praying about our schedules. The Lord goes before us and prepares the way (2), but we must be careful to follow that way and not allow...

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