Tag Archives: Scripture

All Seek Their Own Things

“For all seek their own, not the things which are of Christ Jesus.” – Phil. 2:21 Without the Holy Spirit’s intervention, all seek (search for, desire, require, demand)… NOT the things of Jesus (love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; Gal. … Continue reading

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Counted Loss For Christ

“But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss … Continue reading

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To the Young Ravens That Cry

“He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens that cry.” – Psa. 147:9 What does a raven chick cry about? I don’t know; worms and flies? Whatever it may be, the Living God hears them and gives them … Continue reading

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God Grants Repentance

“in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth,” – 2 Tim. 2:25 It is God who grants repentance. When you repent it is because God has … Continue reading

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A Serpent May Bite When It Is Not Charmed

“A serpent may bite when it is not charmed; The babbler is no different.” – Eccl. 10:11 The Preacher uses the metaphor of a snake charmer being bit by his own snake to show the danger and foolishness of babbling on and on. Eventually, … Continue reading

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If the Ax is Dull

“If the ax is dull, And one does not sharpen the edge, Then he must use more strength; But wisdom brings success.” – Eccl. 10:10 Take the extra time to sharpen the ax, or else you will have to swing harder. … Continue reading

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Poisoned by Bitterness and Bound by Iniquity

“For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity.” – Peter (Acts 8:23) This was to Simon the sorcerer of Samaria who thought he could buy God’s Holy Spirit. Peter’s rebuke shows just how toxic bitterness … Continue reading

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