Vanity Destroys

In 2 Kings we read about how King after King “did evil in the sight of the LORD.” Over and over they abandon God’s law and His covenant to pursue the gods of neighboring nations. However, there’s an interesting statement in the second half of 2 Kings 17:15: “And they followed vanity and became vain, […]

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Prayer Journey — Clear Vision

The scales cling to their eyes dear Lord, hindering them from seeing you. The scales darken their vision, leaving them without your hope; holding onto false faith in philosophies created by people. They have fallen for an intricate web of lies that poses as the divine, unable to see your glory, your majesty, your strength. […]

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Misjudged

They were jailed under false charges by men who cared more about money than anything else. Not just jailed, but beaten and locked in an inner prison with their feet fastened in stocks. There Paul and Silas sat, punished for something they did not do. When I am treated wrongly, falsely accused or harshly treated, […]

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“Look What I’ve Done!”

In the last verse of Daniel 4, there is a line that grabs my attention: “And those who walk in pride he is able to humble (4:37, NIV).” What is it about pride that tempts us to inflate our ego and take credit for accomplishments that belong to God? Why must we be humbled before […]

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