God Asks Questions

Genesis 16:7–8 (MEV): The angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness. It was the spring on the way to Shur. And he said, “Hagar, Sarai’s maid, where have you come from and where are you going?”And she said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.” …

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Shipwrecked Faith and Disqualification

This command I commit to you, my son Timothy, according to the prophecies that were previously given to you, that by them you might fight a good fight, keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith. Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have …

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Before the Beginning of Sorrows

Jesus answered them, “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled. For all these things must happen, but the end is not yet. For nation …

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Pray Toward the Temple, Part One

And he said:“O Lord God of Israel, there is no God like You in the heavens or on the earth, who keeps covenants and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their heart. You have kept what You promised Your servant David my father. You have both spoken with Your mouth and …

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Surely Goodness and Mercy

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.He makes me lie down in green pastures;He leads me beside still waters.He restores my soul;He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;for You are with me;Your rod …

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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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Lukewarm Christian?

I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spit you out of My mouth.Revelation 3:15–16 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Jesus is speaking to the church …

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Be Like the God You Worship

Those who make them are like them; so is everyone who trusts in them.Psalm 115:8 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) In the previous discussion, we learned about those who make idols for adoration and worship. They eventually become like them. Their idols can’t see, hear or talk… They have …

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God has Regrets

Then came the word of the Lord to Samuel, saying, “I regret that I have set up Saul to be king because he has turned back from following Me, and he has not carried out My words.” And it grieved Samuel, and he cried to the Lord all night.1 Samuel 15:10–11 — Modern English Version …

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