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The Rock That is Higher Than I

"For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed." (Malachi 3:6) I write these words on a breezy Missouri morning, as I enjoy the view from the peak of Taum Sauk Mountain - the highest point above sea level in my home state. My laptop is at home. My cell phone is ...
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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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Avoiding the Net

"Surely in vain the net is spread In the sight of any bird." (Proverbs 1:17) As Christians, we are invited to "behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God" (1 John 3:1). In view of Christ's astounding love, the apostle Paul asked ...
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Auditory Review

"Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth." (Deuteronomy 32:1) Whenever I’m asked about the specific techniques I use when memorizing Scripture, I make it a point to mention that there really is no right or wrong way to approach memorization. What works ...
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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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Get Someone to Memorize With You

"For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up." (Ecclesiastes 4:10) If I could give just one word of advice to any new memorizer, it would be to prepare for discouragement. As odd as this advice may sound ...
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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 ...
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Jonah and the Big Memory Test

So there was Jonah, stuck inside a great fish contemplating his life choices. He pulls out his smartphone, dries it off, opens his Bible app, and searches for verses to match his need – absolutely not! There is nothing wrong with tools. They can be a great help. But no device or card in your ...
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How to Memorize a Bible Verse

"And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up." (Deuteronomy 6:6-7) There ...
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