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Where to Turn When You’re in Trouble

Where to Turn When You’re in Trouble

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me. Psalm 138:7 You don’t have to look for trouble to find it. It will find you. I am fully persuaded that if I moved to a remote location off the grid and lived as a hermit, trouble would still find me. Wild bears or something. The Psalmist begins verse 7 with a statement to which we can all relate, “Though I walk in the midst of trouble.” Recently, an internet provider […]

How God Protects His Children

How God Protects His Children

We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them. 1 John 5:18 The first line of 1 John 5:18 grabs your attention. “We know…” In other words, this is common knowledge, and then he follows with a statement that causes us to pause. “… anyone born of God does not continue to sin…” Say what? But I thought the Bible taught, “… all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…” (Romans 3:23) Aren’t we all sinners saved by grace? Don’t worry. You […]

How to Have a Blessed Day Every Day

How to Have a Blessed Day Every Day

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers. Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed. I hear that word a lot these days. “Have a blessed day.” Whenever I hear it, I think well of the person who said […]

God Will Meet All Your Needs

God Will Meet All Your Needs

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 Do you believe it? God will meet all your needs. Somebody once hit me with a question about this verse that caused me to consider the meaning. “What about those children we see starving in Africa? They are dying. Why weren’t their needs met?” Good question. And as we shall see in the verses leading up to our focus text, God gives through His people. Within that context we will also see that some of God’s people were not doing their […]

How We Misuse Christian Rights

How We Misuse Christian Rights

“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12 Remember what happened when the teacher left the room? Most often, even back in the day, pandemonium ensued. Then there was the time you moved away from home. Ah, yes. Freedom from your parents’ rule. Finally, you had new rights and could do whatever you wanted. Why, you didn’t even have to pick up after yourself. Pizza for breakfast, stay up all night, and you could even prop your feet on the […]

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