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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Pride: The Beast Within

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of those horror stories that we may know a little bit about. It was written in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of Treasure Island as a matter of fact. The crux of the novella revolves around the...

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Our Friend and the Heart that Hears

Abraham and the son of Promise walked toward Mount Moriah. They were on their way to worship the Lord, and their worship would have to include a burnt offering – something would have to bleed for the sacrifice to speak for them. Isaac, the son given to Abraham and Sarah...

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Stepping Stone or Millstone

Will I sink or will I swim? In troubled times this can be our constant question. Self-preservation seems to dictate our options. When crossing a creek, a stepping stone shows us a way across. It holds our weight so that we can cross over. The weight is distributed so that...

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