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For Christ’s sake, the sake of others, and your own, have a vision

Having visions from Jehovah God is paramount to an individual's spiritual well-being and to a community's well-being also. By "visions," I mean something genuine that goes beyond fake stuff in some Christian circles such as Benny Hinn causing whole groups of people to fall out while at the foot of his stage. Proverbs 29:15 states,… Continue reading For Christ’s sake, the sake of others, and your own, have a vision

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The God of mercy subdues and submerges our sins

Micah 7:18-19 is one of several places in scripture that reminds us just how merciful God really is. He's so compassionate, merciful, and loving that he holds back from giving us what we really deserve if we are humble enough to turn away from evil and embrace him. When he unleashes his anger, it is… Continue reading The God of mercy subdues and submerges our sins

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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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It’s good for me to draw near to God

We may be living in a period where many are forsaking the Lord because they are deceived by the seemingly attractive things of the world, but I thank God that his Holy Spirit in me continues to encourage me to draw near to my Heavenly Father with my whole heart. With his loving persistence, the… Continue reading It’s good for me to draw near to God

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Awestruck by God’s manner of love

The apostle John in 1 John 3:1 expressed amazement at the fact that God loves us with a genuine love that is massive in both its quantity and quality when he said, "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world… Continue reading Awestruck by God’s manner of love

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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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When God doesn’t judge as we had hoped

The prophet Jonah is a representation of how we as Christians can become sometimes, if we're not careful. He was close to God and was used by God in powerful ways, but he was callous and self-centered when it came to his attitude toward Nineveh. Jonah had no choice but to do what God commanded… Continue reading When God doesn’t judge as we had hoped