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September 5 – “It Is Not Necessary For Me to Live”

John 11:1-27; 2 Chronicles 10-11; Psalm 75 A friend recently posted this from the devotional book that she’s using: Streams in the Desert. When a Roman soldier was told by his guide that if he insisted on taking a certain … Continue reading

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June 11 – Trophies, Medals, and Recognition

Romans 15:14-33; 1 Samuel 29-31; Psalm 71 If you want a job, you have to have a resumé, don’t you? There are classes you can take to learn how to make your resumé more appealing. Your resumé is supposed to … Continue reading

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May 11 – What Contract?

Acts 20:1-16; Judges 13; Job 41 Whenever music stars appear in concert there are interesting provisions in the contract. Some require certain types of water. Others require certain kinds of fresh fruit. Perhaps one of the more outrageous contract provisions … Continue reading

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April 26 – Comfort

Acts 11:1-18; Joshua 11-12; Job 26 There are a lot of things people say when they’re trying to comfort people who are grieving. Some of them are appropriate. Too often though, well-meaning words make me cringe. You know the kinds … Continue reading

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October 3 – When God Answers Prayers Wrong

Psalm 3; Habakkuk 1:5-17; James 1:2-11 There is a saying among experienced Christians: don’t ask God for patience. The reason for that is that when we ask for patience, God doesn’t open our minds and pour a couple of ounces … Continue reading

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August 1 – Doing It All….

Psalm 127; Ecclesiastes 2:1-17; Colossians 3:18—4:1 “Take this job and shove it, I ain’t workin’ here no more,” are the familiar words of a song by Johnny Paycheck. That song resonated with people who don’t even like country music because … Continue reading

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October 3 – Wealth

Revelation 3; Nehemiah 4; Psalm 98 Wealth tends to be associated with God’s blessings. When you look at the Old Testament story of Job you see a wealthy man who loses everything. The previous wealth was associated with God’s blessings; … Continue reading

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May 8 Be Careful What You Ask For

Acts 18; Judges 9; Job 38 We’ve all heard the phrase: “Be careful what you ask for, you may get it.” While it’s not in the Bible, I can’t help but think the first person to think these words, if … Continue reading

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April 29 – A Righteous Life

Acts 13:1-25; Joshua 18-19; Job 29 What does a life of righteousness look like? We all tend to have our own ideas of what people who live righteously should be doing. Usually those ideas coincide with the way we live … Continue reading

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April 13 – Comfort, Not Words

Acts 4:1-22; Deuteronomy 19-20; Job 13 There are always “those” kids in each class. You know the kind I mean. They will talk on any subject and they will talk back on any occasion. It doesn’t matter if what they … Continue reading

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