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Have you noticed that people today are more likely to express what they feel than what they think? There’s nothing innately wrong with emotions—God designed them. The problem is that feelings are eclipsing facts. Consequently, people don’t just demand respect for their emotion-based choices and opinions, but full acceptance of[...]

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“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:18   Think about what the day after Jesus’ death must have been like for His disciples. Friday had been devastating, and now they were left to contemplate all that had happened and all He had taught[...]

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“I will always obey your law, for ever and ever. I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.” Psalms 119:44-45 (NIV)   We tend to associate freedom with doing what we want, when we want, how we want. In other words, we think living in[...]

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“Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your law.” Psalm 119:18   One of the main reasons people give for not reading the Bible is not understanding it. This, however, is not a valid reason for followers of Christ. God gives us everything we need to grasp[...]

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“How blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord. How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, who seek Him with all their heart.” Psalm 119:1-2   We read the Bible for numerous reasons. Some of those reasons, however, are either misguided or selfish. For example,[...]

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“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.” Revelation 3:15–16   Today’s passage contains one of the most sobering truths of[...]

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“If you are slack in the day of distress, Your strength is limited.” Proverbs 24:10   We live in distressful days. The Bible, however, still contains all we need for the days in which we live. God’s Word informs, instructs, and strengthens us. But allowing adversity and anxiety to overwhelm[...]

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“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led around by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil.” Luke 4:1–2a   Fighting temptation when you’re alone can be difficult for any believer. That’s when some of our greatest struggles come.[...]

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