S216P5 – Psalms of promise: justice will come

Psa. 50:1-6 The Mighty One, God the LORD, has spoken and called the earth from the rising of the sun to its going down.  Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God will shine forth.  Our God shall come, and shall not keep silent; a fire shall devour before Him, and it shall be very…

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S216P4 – Psalms of promise: a very present help

Psa. 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. The brothers had ventured…

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S216P3 – Psalms of promise: compassion breeds compassion

Psa. 41:1-2 Blessed is he who considers the poor; the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.  The LORD will preserve him and keep him alive, and he will be blessed on the earth; You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.  The LORD will strengthen him on his bed of…

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S216P2 – Psalms of promise: confession brings forgiveness

Psa. 32:5 When I kept silent, my bones grew old through my groaning all the day long.  For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my vitality was turned into the drought of summer. (Selah) I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I have not hidden.  I said, “I will confess…

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S216P1 – Psalms of promise: prospering in God’s wil

Psa. 1:1-3 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night.  He shall be like a tree…

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Passing out hope

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-85y35-160dacf God puts hope in front of us so that we can bring that same hope to others.  Sometimes we accomplish this with words and sometimes with actions.  Let us ask God to reveal to us the opportunities we have today to be another person’s hope.

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S215P9 – Warnings against foolishness: thoughtful transparency

Pro. 29:11 A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. There is an honesty which masquerades as helpful or even necessary when it is neither.  Our current culture tells people to do things like be true to yourself and speak your truth.  If we survey the day’s news offerings, one thing will be…

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S215P8 – Warnings against foolishness: lessons learned

Pro. 26:11-12 As a dog returns to his own vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.  Do you see a man wise in his own eyes?  There is more hope for a fool than for him. The law outlining the penalties for driving under the influence take into account the number of offenses by the…

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S215P6 – Warnings against foolishness: wasted oil

Pro. 21:20 There is desirable treasure, and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man squanders it. When a person first starts living for the Lord, he or she will be taught how life changes because of what God gives us.  That moment of justification is about the transformation of the individual…

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