Tag Archives: encouragement

Spiritual Growth; November 9, 2018


Philippians 3:16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained. The section ahead of this is so glorious that this perhaps gets overlooked much of the time. From verse 7 through 14 Paul expresses his own level … Continue reading

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December 28, 2016


Matthew 2:10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. Confirmation can be wonderful indeed. We indeed walk by faith and not by sight, (2 Corinthians 5:7) but occasional visual confirmation is very comforting. Particularly before GPS, spotting a landmark … Continue reading

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March 6, 2016


Luke 21:34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.” It just hit me that here Jesus is putting anxiety … Continue reading

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January 18, 2016


Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me and I shall be saved, for you are the one I praise. The section from verse 5 on is very rich “wisdom literature,” to the point that … Continue reading

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December 14, 2015


Zechariah 9:12 Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you. I know that I’ve written on this verse several times in the past, most recently when the … Continue reading

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December 7, 2015


Isaiah 49:4 But I said, “I have labored to no purpose; I have spent my strength in vain and for nothing. Yet what is due to me is in the Lord’s hand, and my reward is with my God.” For … Continue reading

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November 10, 2015


Joshua 8:1 Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Take the whole army with you, and go up and attack Ai.” This verse needs to be considered in context. After their miraculous, total … Continue reading

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