Tag Archives: Bible

The Stuff that Lasts

How much in life is forever? In all honesty, not a whole lot. Peter called the things of this world “perishable”. Of course, he wasn’t calling for people to quit life and just watch the clouds for the Lord’s return, … Continue reading

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Be Holy?

“Hypocrite”, “self-righteous”, and “holier-than-thou” can describe a religious phony. They’re also terms used as weapons to temper the zeal of someone genuinely striving to live right. In both the Old and New Testaments, God says for us to “Be Holy.” … Continue reading

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Girded

These days, telling someone to “gird up their loins” may produce a confused look or worse, but in a biblical sense, the phrase carries significant meaning. In the ancient world, it described a man preparing for action by gathering up … Continue reading

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Wisdom 25.28

“Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls.” – Proverbs 25:28 NKJV A “life without walls” is one on the defense, never at rest, and prone to impulsive responses. However, one marked … Continue reading

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Death of a Rebellion

Peter was a Galilean; and in first century Hebrew culture, that carried a certain predisposition. Primarily, it described a people with an independent spirit, and rebellious attitude toward subjugation (especially by the gentile Romans). The ancient Hebrew historian Josephus described … Continue reading

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Psalm 23 – Dwelling Forever

“And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” – Psalm 23:6b NKJV “Where will you live forever? In the house of the Lord. If His house is your “forever house”, what does that make this earthly house? … Continue reading

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Psalm 23 – Goodness and Mercy

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life…” – Psalm 23:6a NKJV “Our moods may shift, but God doesn’t. Our minds may change, but God doesn’t. Our devotion may falter, but God never does. Even … Continue reading

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