Crucified With Christ

"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me." (Galatians 2:20) According to Matthew 5:3, to become rich we must first become "poor in ...
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Lessons from the Life of Job

"There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil." (Job 1:1) Many scholars agree that Job is probably the oldest book of the Bible. It seems appropriate, then, that the oldest portion of Scripture immediately ...
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Times of Refreshing

"That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed." (Romans 15:32) It has been said that a key ingredient to happiness in life is having something meaningful to do. The question of why we are here has puzzled humanity since the beginning of time, and despite Satan ...
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Trusting God

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6) Summarizing the events of the past two weeks of my life is a task too big for words. Without going into excessive detail, I can only ...
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Meditations on Joy

"These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full." (John 15:11) A frequent prayer of mine is for grace to remember the things I ought not forget, and to forget the things I ought not remember. Of course this prayer has a special significance to ...
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Walking in the Spirit

“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:25) If you’re anything like me, the biggest day-to-day struggle we often face isn’t usually a temptation to commit outright sin; it’s our tendency to forget about God, to spend hours at a time caught up in the ...
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Meditations on God's Strength

"And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure." (2 Corinthians 12:7) As we study the Scriptures, it's often tempting to view the men and women of the Bible as ...
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