Tag Archives: pride

Encountering God; September 30, 2017


Job 42:5-6 “My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.” A genuine revelation of God changes whoever experiences it. We don’t know how the Lord … Continue reading

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Wisdom and Understanding; September 26, 2017


Job 32:8 But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding. The Bible speaks of wisdom and understanding several places, perhaps most famously in Proverbs: “The fear of the Lord is the … Continue reading

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Repentance; September 20, 2017


Nehemiah 9:33 “In all that has happened to us, you have been just; you have acted faithfully, while we did wrong.” The Jews under Nehemiah and Ezra finally expressed some very valuable humility. We are so prone to accuse God … Continue reading

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God’s Righteousness; September 18, 2017


Nehemiah 9:8 “You have kept your promise because you are righteous.” Most of this chapter is a recounting of Israel’s history, and this statement to the Lord is at the foundation of it all. The Jews here are proclaiming that … Continue reading

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Fasting; September 8, 2017


Ezra 8:21 There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions. The point of fasting … Continue reading

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Political Leadership; September 1, 2017


2 Chronicles 36:23 “This is what Cyrus king of Persia says: “‘The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and he has appointed me to build a temple for him at Jerusalem in … Continue reading

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Humility; August 29, 2017


2 Chronicles 34:27 “Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before God when you heard what he spoke against this place and its people, and because you humbled yourself before me and tore your robes and wept in … Continue reading

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