Isa. 9:6 For unto us a Child is born,  Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, The birth of Jesus, as prophesied by Isaiah, gave entrance an incredible resource for mankind.  The Child born, the Son given comes to us…

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Psalm 133: 1- 3 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of…

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We see the historic account of Noah and his family in the ark, which is substantially different than the most recent Hollywood production that was a vain attempt to depict this event. The ark floated “above” the means of judgment. There were 8 souls saved; Noah, his wife, his three sons (Shem, Ham, and Japheth)…

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Luke 21:19  By your patience possess your souls. Being patient is a challenge for those of who are action oriented personalities that must be ever “doing” rather than “being”.   For some of us, including myself, it seems easier to be patient with everyone else than ourselves.  We become self-antagonists, rather than appreciating our role, calling…

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Have you ever wondered what God is thinking?  I have especially when I do something bone headed or I see someone do something that appears to be really dumb. Scriptures reveal to us about God’s thoughts and what He’s thinking, in particular about and toward us. He’s not thinking how to diss us or get…

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Psalm 84:5   Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage. What and where our heart is set is connected to our strength.  Wherever and whatever our hearts are set on determine the source of our strength.  For followers of Jesus, their hearts are set on a continuing life in determined pursuit…

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Gen. 3:1  Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” The origin of the temptations each of us meet are discovered in viewing the template for…

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Psalm 25:4  Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Which way do we go and how do we go?  Familiar queries for any trip one might take.  David asked the Lord to show him the Lord’s ways and the paths for his life’s odyssey. David cries out to see the “ways” of the…

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2 Tim. 2:20, 21 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every…

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1 Thess. 4:7  For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. God calls to every saint to “holiness”.  For many years the implied focus for holiness has been on behavior, how we act.  Yet holiness is much deeper!  What is holiness then? Holiness is a conscious awareness that I am a vessel,…

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