Salvation in a Cord

Destruction was imminent to the residents of Jericho. In Joshua 2, Rahab tells the spies that Joshua sent to Jericho, “I know that the LORD has given you the land, and that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land have melted away before you (verse 9).” […]

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Out of Options

She was about to prepare her last meal. There is a great drought in the land and she only has enough food for one more meal. Then she encounters a man who asks her to feed him. She explains her situation, but he tells her to use the last bit of food she has left […]

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Too Proud to Remember

There have been times in my life where I have gone through severe trials. In those times I have cried out to God for relief. I have asked him to take away the pain, to release me from the ongoing struggles. It seems during those times I have drawn closer to God and my faith […]

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Standing Guard with Prayer

Word of a new believer in Christ is a joyful moment, particularly if you’ve been praying for their salvation for a long time. It is also a time to shift the focus of your prayer to their maturing faith. Paul gave us a good guide for such a prayer in Collosians 1:3-12 after he heard […]

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No Thanks

Imagine working all day to fix a fine dinner for some special people in your life. The table is all set, all their favorite food is ready. You wait for their arrival, but they don’t show up. Later you learn they went and had hot dogs at someone else’s place instead of enjoying the nutritious […]

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Mighty Devotion

I am always impressed with the devotion of David’s mighty men. They stuck with him through the highs and lows of his life, often at great risk to themselves. They were willing to give their lives to defend and protect David. One act in particular demonstrates their devotion to David’s well being. 2 Samuel 23:13-17 […]

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Reaching the Rebellious

They were a tough crowd. Rebellious, obstinate and stubborn — the kind of people you want to give up on. Yet God called Ezekiel to reach out to them. “But you shall speak My words to them whether they listen or not, for they are rebellious,” he told Ezekiel (Ezekiel 2:7, NASB). He encouraged Ezekiel […]

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