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“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time” 1 Peter 5:6   Humility is often seen as a personality trait you’re either born with or you’re not. But that’s a mistaken understanding of biblical humility. You see, it’s not about[...]

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“…in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls” James 1:21   Pride is one of those sins we seldom stop to deal with; maybe because it doesn’t sound as serious as things like lust or greed. But left unchecked pride has the power to produce[...]

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“Because of the littleness of your faith” Matthew 17:20   Have you ever wondered why you don’t have more strength or power in your spiritual life? Jesus’ disciples certainly did. After they failed to deliver a boy from demon possession they asked Jesus, “Why could we not drive it out?”[...]

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“So Sarai said to Abram, ‘Now behold, the Lord has prevented me from bearing children. Please go in to my maid; perhaps I will obtain children through her.’ And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.” Genesis 16:2   Do the voices you listen to represent godly interests or good intentions? The first is a[...]

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“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials” James 1:2   Having joy in adversity is clearly taught in the Bible. Yet few Christians experience joy during the difficulties of life. We tend to look more for relief from our suffering than for how God is working in it.[...]

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“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’” Isaiah 6:8   Few Christians are willing to write God a blank check, as Isaiah did. When God speaks, we often weigh the[...]

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“She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21   Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus every Christmas. But we can get so caught up in Christmastime activities that we forget exactly what we’re celebrating. Jesus left[...]

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“Mary said to the angel, ‘How can this be, since I am a virgin?’” Luke 1:34   Mary’s question was motivated by reason and rationale, not doubt. Who wouldn’t ask about the practical workings of a virgin giving birth? When you think about it, many people approach salvation in a similar way. You[...]

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