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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Some Context for John 6

Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heights; You have done great deeds; O God, who is like You?You who have shown me great distresses and troubles will revive me again,and will bring me up again from the depths of the earth. You will increase my greatness, and You will encircle and comfort me.Psalm 71:19–21 …

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Why Does the Past Hurt?

Love suffers long and is kind; love envies not; love flaunts not itself and is not puffed up, does not behave itself improperly, seeks not its own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil; rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all …

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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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Suffering as a Privilege

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though some strange thing happened to you. But rejoice insofar as you share in Christ’s sufferings, so that you may rejoice and be glad also in the revelation of His glory.1 Peter 4:12–13 — Modern English …

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Love Life and See Good Days

For “He who would love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to …

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Freedom from Confinement

And we know that the law is not given for a righteous person, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and the profane1 Timothy 1:9a — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) It follows a righteous person has no need for the law. …

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Testimony: Be Intentional

It’s an odd feeling when you’re whole life you’ve relished “alone time.” But then God steps in and starts changing things. Now “alone time” becomes an opportunity for loneliness. Not in a bad way, just oddness that is hard to explain in other words... That I really do miss being around other people. In the …

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You Cannot Lose Your Salvation

He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments. I will not blot his name out of the Book of Life, but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.Revelation 3:5 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) This is Jesus making a promise to you as …

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The Servant is not Discouraged

Here is My servant, whom I uphold,My chosen one, in whom My soul delights.I have put My Spirit upon him;he shall bring forth justice to the nations.He shall not cry out, nor lift up his voice,nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.A bruised reed he shall not break,and the smoking flax he …

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