Commanders and Servants aren’t Nothing

Then Joab came to the king in his house and said, “Today you have shamed the faces of all of your servants who saved your life today, as well as the lives of your sons and daughters, the lives of your wives, and the lives of your concubines, by loving those who hated you and …

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Hang Up on the Hangups

Do not give place to the devil.Ephesians 4:27 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Paul is speaking of giving the enemy rights. He has no way to bother you unless you give him permission and grant him the right. What do I mean by right? This could trigger some uncomfortable …

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Give to the Lord, O Mighty Ones

“Give to the Lord, O mighty ones,give to the Lord glory and strength.Give to the Lord all the glory due His name;worship the Lord in the beauty of His holiness.”Clay Hecocks – "His Holiness" I start with a paraphrase of a psalm turned into praise lyrics. This was something we used to sing in church …

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Your Song is More Beautiful

But none says, ‘Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night, who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the birds of heaven?’Job 35:10–11 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Have you considered that God has taught you more than …

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What Your Behavior Accomplishes

If you sin, what do you accomplish against Him?Or if your transgressions are multiplied, what does it do to Him?If you are righteous, what does it give Him?Or what does He receive from your hand?Job 35:6–7 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Elihu asks Job a series of probing questions. …

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Being Ready for Spiritual Warfare

Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.Ephesians 6:10 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) In my reading, it occurred to me that what we consider to be the epitome of preparation for spiritual warfare as being Paul's description of the armor we …

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For to God we are a Sweet Fragrance of Christ

Now thanks be to God who always causes us to triumph in Christ and through us reveals the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God a sweet fragrance of Christ among those who are saved and among those who perish. To the one we are the fragrance of death, which …

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The Christmas Star

Some of us were excited to see what is dubbed “the Christmas Star.” Jupiter and Saturn moved close together to appear as one ‘star.’ The ancients called the planets wandering stars because of the observable movement they made in the skies. But did you miss the significance of the timing? I’m not talking about it …

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Go Your Way

A disciple named Ananias was in Damascus. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.”He said, “Here I am, Lord.”Acts 9:10 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Here I am. There is no other way to answer the Lord when He calls, at least for those who love Him. …

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Peter Exhorts Elders

I exhort the elders who are among you, as one who is also an elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ as well as a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:1 Peter 5:1 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Peter writes an encouragement to the elders... …

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