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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Courage in Our Strange World

Proverbs 7 is a chapter about an unwise guy who wanders into trouble. It’s a scene that takes place in the twilight. A foolish young man has allowed himself to be led into temptation. And the results are not good. He falls into the trap set for him. It is...

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The Captain and Our Holy Ground

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho. And the walls came a tumbling down. That song composed long ago by Southern slaves became a rallying cry for freedom. The walls of bondage would fall – that’s what the singers of it believed. In another time and place, Jericho walls did fall...

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Fixed Heart, Single Eye, Sound Mind

Because of His superabounding Grace toward us, we can firmly fasten our minds, fix our hearts, focus our eye on whatsoever things are honest, lovely, pure, true, of good report and that have virtue (Phil.4:8). This will spare us the pain of living with a heart divided from the Father's...

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The True and Lasting Temple

In the final chapter of the book of Amos, we read these words of promise: “On that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, and repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old.” (Amos 9:11) The Day...

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A Dinner of Herbs

“All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith” (Proverbs...

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When was your last “cardioscopy”?

We are told to, above all else, guard our hearts. When they get sullied through wrong thinking, the Great Physician orchestrates circumstances and situations so that we are willing to be still enough for Him to perform His cleansing procedure on our hearts, a procedure that He does well and...

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Sabbath: Be Still and Know

Day 6 of Creation came and the Lord formed Man. God breathed into the dust He had shaped and Man became a living soul. It was very good in the eyes of the Lord; all of what He had made except for this one void, the empty spot beside Man....

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Ruth, Lot, Witness and Comfort

Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, Let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after him in whose field I shall find favor. Naomi, said, Go, my daughter (Ruth 2:2). The story of Ruth really brings together the truth that God is in all things....

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The Heart That Discovers

“For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7) While enjoying the water of the Delaware Bay at Lewes Beach last week, our family discovered a creature we had not seen before. It was small and translucent with a...

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