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  • Devotionals,  Uncategorized

    Humility before honor

    “Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.” Proverbs 18:12 I have heard the saying, “death before dishonor,” on many an occasion. Usually while watching war movies. I often wonder – what does that really mean? Does it mean that one would fight to the point of death before bringing shame to one’s country? Or does it mean that you would rather die than face losing? To fight for one’s country is probably one of the greatest forms of humility. Jesus himself died to save us, even though we did nothing to earn it. In return, we were given a promise that we would never…

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    Trust in the Lord

    “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.  My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”  – Psalm 28:7 Sometimes when I turn on the television to catch up on current events, my heart sinks into my lap.  It just seems as though there is never enough good news to go around. Planes are crashing, people are missing, and horrible tragedies are taking place.  I was watching the news about the fires in Fort McMurray thinking, “When will it all end?”  How can we continue to have joy in our lives when all this is happening in the world?  When we have…

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    The Gift

    “You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” – 2 Corinthians 9:7 I hear a lot during Christmas how people are dreading all the shopping they are going to have to do, and how broke they will be. Then you have people who starts months in advance, and careful plan and budget toward their gifts. I like to put a lot of thought into my gifts, and think about who I’m giving it to, and what message I want to convey. Sometimes I give in response to what the need…

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    Penitence, Pardon, Peace

    “Peace comes when there is no cloud between us and God.  Peace is the consequence of forgiveness, God’s removal of that which obscures His face and so breaks union with Him.  The happy sequence culminating in fellowship with God is penitence, pardon, and peace – the first we offer, the second we accept, and the third we inherit.” – Charles H. Brent “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.” – Acts 3:19