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Chosen, called, and upheld by God

One of the many good reasons to regularly study God's word and apply it is so we can be reminded just how faithful God is to us and how beneficial that relationship is for us to make it in this life as we prepare for the next life. Isaiah 41:8-13 is one place where we… Continue reading Chosen, called, and upheld by God

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Rejoicing in the day of the Lord

If you grew up in a traditional denomination as I did, you may be familiar with the following song: This is the day, this is the day. That the Lord has made, that the Lord has made. We will rejoice, we will rejoice, And be glad in it, and be glad in it. This is… Continue reading Rejoicing in the day of the Lord

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Desperation brings divine revelation

While he was experiencing the absolute worst period in his life, having personally lost everything, Job had even more insults added to his injury. Those insults came in the form of three friends who mercilessly attacked his character by blaming Job for everything that had gone wrong as well as family, friends, and neighbors who… Continue reading Desperation brings divine revelation

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Selah in Shiloh to find our lots in life

When Joshua took over leadership of Israel after Moses's death, the nation continued to accomplish many things at Jehovah's command in order to settle the land they were blessed with. To commemorate what God had done for them up to that point, a solemn assembly was called together in Joshua 18 as a selah, a… Continue reading Selah in Shiloh to find our lots in life

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Avoiding covetous distractions

I'll admit that there have been a good number of times when I walked into a church gathering to hear from the Lord where I was more focused on how to work out a financial situation in my life for my self-serving benefit. So focused, in fact, that I missed out on the full impact… Continue reading Avoiding covetous distractions

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God’s example of a deep, personal revival that really means something

When we need a personal revival and spiritual restoration in our relationship with the Lord, or if we've already experienced it and desire to maintain it, God's word is chock full of ideas for how to bring it about. In 2 Chronicles 29, we see examples of everything that is involved with or contributes to… Continue reading God’s example of a deep, personal revival that really means something

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The value of godly prudence

Chances are that if you are a saint who has sought out and embraced godly wisdom, you also have an attribute called prudence. What is prudence? According to Webster's 1828 dictionary, which defined words based on Biblical contexts, prudence is "wisdom applied to practice." Taking into account Bible verses that mention it, a prudent person… Continue reading The value of godly prudence

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Sow in righteousness, reap in mercy

When Jehovah delivers us and does great wonders on our behalf, it is easy to start thinking of ourselves as being "all that and a bag of chips" (to borrow some old slang). In reality, God does things on our behalf out of his grace and mercy, not because of any righteousness we may think… Continue reading Sow in righteousness, reap in mercy

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Why we as saints can’t afford to rest on our laurels

In the academic world, once professors accomplish certain objectives, such as getting published, they gain tenure and are pretty much set for the rest of their career. When that occurs, all too often the result is that many become slackers in certain respects and tend to rest on their laurels. That can happen also in… Continue reading Why we as saints can’t afford to rest on our laurels

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Tough times can lead us to high places

No matter how well things go in one’s life, there is always the possibility of something unpredictable occurring that threatens one’s life, livelihood, or peace of mind.  If we were to look around and take stock of the familiar things and familiar people that are present in our lives, the things and people who give… Continue reading Tough times can lead us to high places