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Prosperity Or Poverty

February 19, 2021

Prosperity Or Poverty

Proverbs 10:16 (KJV) The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

This scripture verse contrasts righteous living against wicked living—each lie at opposing ends of the spiritual spectrum.  A man cannot choose to serve wickedness on this earth and be a beacon of life.  Sin always represents darkness and death.

Righteous living approved by God brings lasting life.  Not only life on this earth, but godly living brings eternal life.  A ...

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Giant Goliath Smirked At His Unpretentious Opponent

February 18, 2021

Giant Goliath Smirked At His Unpretentious Opponent

1 Samuel 17:43-47 (KJV) And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field. Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with ...

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Sometimes A Person Is Just Tired Of The Consequences

February 17, 2021

Sometimes A Person Is Just Tired Of The Consequences

2 Corinthians 7:10 (KJV) For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

The spiritual state of many lost and wayward hearts is in a sad state of affairs.  The truth is that many soon grow weary of disadvantaged circumstances and putting up with unintended consequences of their choices; however, these same people do not attempt to move any closer ...

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You Want Me To Do What?

February 16, 2021

You Want Me To Do What?

1 Kings 20:35-38 (KJV) And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said unto his neighbour in the word of the LORD, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man refused to smite him. Then said he unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as thou art departed from me, a lion shall slay thee. And as soon as he was departed from ...

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Remember No More

February 15, 2021

Remember No More

Hebrews 10:15-17 (KJV) Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

Remember is a memory that occurs without effort, or in other words, it is a ...

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Remember No More

February 14, 2021

Remember No More

Jeremiah 31:31-34 (KJV) Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall ...

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Press On To The Finish Line

February 13, 2021

Press On To The Finish Line

Philippians 3:13 (KJV) Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

God calls regenerated souls to continue moving forward with Him as they sojourn in this world.  He does not call any person to slam their life into reverse, overwhelmed with worries of yesterday.  Or to slam their life into overdrive and work ...

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Sin Is A Spiritual Sickness With A Lasting Cure

February 12, 2021

Sin Is A Spiritual Sickness With A Lasting Cure

Romans 15:1-3 (KJV) We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.

Sin is a spiritual infirmity, not a medical illness.  It is a divisive affliction naturally present ...

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The Forgiveness Factor

February 11, 2021

The Forgiveness Factor

Colossians 3:13 (KJV) Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

True forgiveness is hard work, but it is not as challenging as it may seem for softened souls on the same page with God.  What do I mean?  A spiritually regenerated soul naturally desires to please God.  Pleasing God includes forbearing and forgiving others.

You might claim that voicing about forgiveness ...

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The Power and Persuasion of Music

February 10, 2021

The Power and Persuasion of Music

Daniel 3:4-7 (KJV) Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages, That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up: And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning ...

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