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Last month I attended the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville, along with nineteen thousand other people. One issue discussed from the floor intrigued me—how should we deal with sexual abuse inside the church? Motions were made for zero tolerance toward any act of sexual abuse and toward[...]

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“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105 (NIV)   Picture the scene as the psalmist walks along a dark path with a single lantern lighting the way. It reveals obstacles that might cause him to stumble and dangers that could cause him[...]

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“Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.” Psalm 119:97 (NIV)   When was the last time you reflected on a particular verse or passage of Scripture all day? Biblical meditation is the practice of pondering what a specific biblical truth means and what putting it[...]

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“For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.” 2 Peter 1:4   Old and New Testament believers understood that the more they[...]

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“Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.” 2 Peter 1:2-3[...]

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“How long must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?” Psalm 119:84 (NIV)   Even the most faithful believer can begin to lose hope when an unjust situation goes on and on. We don’t understand why God isn’t doing something about it, especially when we’re the ones being[...]

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“May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause; but I will meditate on your precepts.” Psalm 119:78 (NIV)   A lot of our difficulty in life is caused by other people. So, today’s stanza of Psalm 119 shows us the importance of focusing on God when we’ve been[...]

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“Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey Your word. You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.” Psalm 119:67-68 (NIV)   Any kind of pain and suffering should draw us closer to God and to His Word. Because He is good[...]

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The question is often asked, “Are successful leaders born or built?” The answer you get depends on which book or conference you consult. Successful leadership is most often defined by things such as profit or popularity. But it’s dangerous to evaluate spiritual leadership by worldly standards. Someone can be a[...]

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