HIS WAYS

HIS WAYS

Scripture: ““My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT Observation: Isaiah reveals something that we

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On Our Side

On Our Side

Scripture: ““Be strong and courageous! Don’t be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria or his mighty army, for there is a power far greater on our side! He may have a great army, but they are merely men. We have the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles

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By Faith

By Faith

Scripture: Hebrews 11:39-40 NLT “All these people earned a good reputation because of their faith, yet none of them received all that God had promised. For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us.” Observation: Application: Paul writes that there are so many people in the

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Slipping

Slipping

Scripture: “But as for me, I almost lost my footing. My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone. For I envied the proud when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness.” Psalms 73:2-3 NLT Observation: Even the Psalmist Asaph felt the temptation of prosperity. He wrote many psalms and was faithful to God, yet

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Live to Glorify

Live to Glorify

Scripture: Let all that I am praise the Lord. O Lord my God, how great you are! You are robed with honor and majesty. Psalm 104:1 NLT May the glory of the Lord continue forever! The Lord takes pleasure in all he has made! Psalm 104:31 Observation: All of creation lives and praises God with

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Respecting Others

Respecting Others

Scripture: “Never speak harshly to an older man, but appeal to him respectfully as you would to your own father. Talk to younger men as you would to your own brothers. Treat older women as you would your mother, and treat younger women with all purity as you would your own sisters.” 1 Timothy 5:1-2

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Only In Christ is our Help

Only In Christ is our Help

Scripture: “You have died with Christ, and he has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world. So why do you keep on following the rules of the world, such as,” — Colossians 2:20 “Such rules are mere human teachings about things that deteriorate as we use them. These rules may seem wise

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Joy in Discipline

Joy in Discipline

Scripture“Joyful are those you discipline, Lord, those you teach with your instructions.”— ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭94:12‬‬ Observation; Solomon relates joy to being disciplined by God. It is joyful to be instructed even if it is painful. We have this image of discipline as punishment for doing wrong. Rather the Lord’s discipline is to help us grow and...

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Commit to Mastery

Commit to Mastery

“Do you see any truly competent workers? They will serve kings rather than working for ordinary people.” Proverbs 22:29 NLT Observation: This proverb is highlighting the benefit of doing good work. Not only good work, but doing it to a point where you are mastering it. Some people are satisfied with just getting by in

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Sleep Soundly

Sleep Soundly

Scripture: “My child, don’t lose sight of common sense and discernment. Hang on to them, They keep you safe on your way, and your feet will not stumble. You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly. You need not be afraid of sudden disaster or the destruction that comes

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