Get, Gird, and Guard!

Get Wisdom and understanding - take in the Word by hearing and reading it. Gird up the loins of your minds, casting down any thought that is not according to His Word and His Nature, and bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. Guard your heart with...

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Made for Eternity

Eternity – it’s what we are made for.  Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us this. Our hearts have something about them that craves mystery and understanding. God did make us to live in time. Actually, this same verse in Ecclesiastes tells that He makes all things beautiful in their time. Our days...

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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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Faith That Saves

Two tables. Two hosts. Two salvations. The episodes I want to examine are both found in the gospel of Luke. The first one is toward the end of Luke 7 and involves a Pharisee named Simon who asked Jesus to come to dinner at his home. The word on the...

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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 Holy City in Our Hearts

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:3) “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words will endure forever” (Matthew 24:35) These are things Jesus told His...

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God at Home in Us

God made each of us for Himself. This reality is something we must embrace. For the Lord loves us and seeks to bring us into a mature, healthy relationship with Him. The book of Revelation begins with Jesus sending specific messages to seven different churches. These messages are kind of...

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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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