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“’Yet even now,’ declares the Lord, ‘Return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, weeping and mourning; and rend your heart and not your garments.’ Now return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness and relenting of evil.”[...]

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“How long, O Lord, will I call for help, And You will not hear? I cry out to You, ‘Violence!’ Yet You do not save.” Habakkuk 1:2 It can be disheartening when God seems to be silent about the problems surrounding us. It’s hard to know what we should do.[...]

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“You who rejoice in Lodebar, and say, ‘Have we not by our own strength taken Karnaim for ourselves?’” Amos 6:13 It’s a red flag to our spiritual condition when we celebrate victories that do not require faith. That’s exactly what happened to Israel in today’s passage. Lodebar and Karnaim were[...]

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“But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity.” Micah 5:2 God delights in making much out of little. Why?[...]

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“The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and the Lord will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.” Nahum 1:3a   If God sent a message directly to you, would you listen to it? Most Christians would reply, “Of course!” Well, that’s exactly what the Lord did[...]

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“Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He himself has said, ‘I will never forsake you,’ so that we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?’”[...]

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“Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia, that in great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality. For I testify that according to their[...]

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“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Some version of this statement is attributed to Edmund Burke (1729-1797), George Santayana (1863-1952), and Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965). I think this statement is so often repeated because it’s based in truth; and it still resonates. Those words[...]

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“Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:6–7   When the[...]

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