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The Answer to the Question

There is one question that has haunted humanity for all of time. This question has divided people for centuries. From this question are born philosophies and religions. Wise men and women have disagreed over the answer to this question, and you have probably asked yourself this question many times throughout your life. The question is: What is the meaning of life? The search for purpose is perhaps the most human thing we do. We desperately search for meaningful work, relationships,…
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Wait on the LORD

We usually are constantly on the move. We want fast food, fast service, and fast resolutions to issues or problems. When we do not get what we want, we may and probably will get impatient. As we impatiently struggle with our impatience, there is much we can learn by looking at a couple of Bible passages that encourage us with this. Psalm 27:14 – “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I…
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The Power of Your Thoughts

The human mind is still a marvel to the scientific community today. Scientists cannot replicate it, though they have tried with Artificial Intelligence, yet they use their mind to try and learn more about the intricacies of what allows humans to reason and think. We know that great good can be accomplished using our minds such as when Frank Shankwitz, Linda Bergendahl-Pauling, and Scott Stahl created the Make-A-Wish Foundation for terminally ill children in 1980. On the contrary, we know…

The Promised Reward

Proverbs 11:31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner. Thought: We will all receive a reward and reap what we sow. One of the mysterious questions that man asks himself is why it seems that there are evil people who have more and receive more. There are good people who seem to have more bad times and more difficulties than those who do the wrong thing. The answer to that question…
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God the Encourager

Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage: be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Thought: When we allow ourselves to trust God, we are limitless. God loves to encourage people. After all, He did make all of us in His image as Moses wrote in Genesis 1:27. Through the first nine verses in chapter one of Joshua, God encourages Joshua four separate…
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Let’s Be Gracious

Colossians 4:6 “Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” During this pandemic, I have dabbled in baking. Now, I am not going to appear on any of the cooking shows on TV anytime soon, but I have enjoyed making some delicious treats! As I began to make these sweet treats, I did not understand the necessity of putting salt in desserts. Why would I put something…

The Power of Love

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. Thought: If I hate, only problems will come, but love sets me free. One of the most misused words in the world today is the word love. We think that love is based on mere feelings or physical touch. But love is much more than that. Love is a sacrificial action. We see love clearly represented in the Person and work of Jesus Christ. There is no better image…

Wisdom is Life

Proverbs 8:34-36 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death. Thought: He who seeks wisdom is blessed by finding God’s favor. The book of proverbs is known as the Book of Wisdom. It challenges man to be wise, to…

The True Blessing

Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. Thought: The blessing and approval of our God always brings joy. It is His opinion that really matters. In our 21st century, one of the most significant areas for individuals is their career. What you do with your life, where you work, and your education accomplishments are all important areas to be somebody in the world today. There is an inner motivation that…
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Ancient Advice for a Modern Problem

“Be careful (anxious) for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Philippians 4:6 Every day we are bombarded by new problems. People are hurting each other, shelves are empty, and every cough or sneeze carries with it a measure of fear. No wonder anxiety has become a pervasive part of the human experience! Everyday tasks that used to be so simple have suddenly become a burden we all carry.…

The Power of Obeying the Commandment

Proverbs 6:20-21, 23 My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: Thought: If the commandment is light, following His guidance brings me blessing. The proverbist writes encouraging his son to a godly life. It was his goal not only that his son…
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God is our Refuge

Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” This is one of my favorite verses in the whole Bible. It is not a very long verse in comparison to others, but it is packed full of great, comforting, and applicable truth. “God is our refuge” – God is the One we can go to when we feel like life is coming at us from all directions. He is the One who will shelter us…