Anti Ecclesiastes 7:9

Ecclesiastes 7:9 (ESV) 9 Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools. How do you all feel about “Anti’s”? Anti’s are against everything and for nothing. Anti’s are, in my experience, based purely on emotion and very little reason. Comfort puppies, coloring books and crayons after […]

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Matthew 7:1-5 Logging camps

Matthew 7:1-5 “1 “Judge not, that you be not judged.  2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.  3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your […]

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Matthew 5:43-48 Grace

Matthew 5:43-48 “43 “You have heard that it was said, `You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise […]

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Proverbs 17:28, 18:1-3 Even a fish wouldn’t get into trouble if it kept its mouth shut.

Proverbs 17:28 “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.” Proverbs 18:2 “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. If we string verses 17:28 and 18:2 together with a but we get “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, […]

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Luke 1:28 Visitors

Luke 1:28 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Sometimes we have a portending that things are going to get interesting in our lives. I imagined it’s nothing like what Mary was facing though. Imagine, an angel shows up at your front door […]

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Psalm 42:1 Thirsty?

Psalms 42:1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. The deer pants when it is thirsty. So our soul that’s for our Lord.  God made us with a longing for Him, a God shaped hole in our heart that can only be filled by him, yet […]

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Proverbs 21:2 When our thoughts aren’t God’s thoughts, and God keeps loving us.

Proverbs 21:2 “All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.” Ever get that feeling that what you’re doing just isn’t right? That’s God’s weight. On your heart. But you keep on doing it because…. That can lead to “non-belief”. I know from experience. I found the “pleasures” of sin […]

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John 19:30

Overcoming obstacles John 19:30 “When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” John 20:19 “On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came […]

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1 John 2:28

What do you do when a celebrity knocks at your door? 1 John 2:28 “And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.” If Jesus came knocking at your door, what would you say or do? “Um, wait right here Jesus […]

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1 Timothy 1:15

It doesn’t matter 1 Timothy 1:15 “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst.” Paul had quite a track record before Christ introduced himself while, as Saul, he was on the way to Damascus to eradicate as many […]

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Ephesians 5:1-2

The sacrificial way of love Ephesians 5:2 “1Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and 2walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Follow God’s example and walk in the way of love. What does that look […]

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Proverbs 29:23

Pride is like ear wax. Proverbs 29:23 “Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.” Ear wax, if not cleaned, will clog your hearing canal so it becomes hard to hear. If it goes on long enough without being cleaned, it’ll effect your balance too. I had my ears abraded once. […]

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Luke 10:27

Who’s the best lover in the world? Luke 10:27 He answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ ; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (but please read the link for the whole story) Who showed us […]

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Proverbs 16:28

The tale of the tongue.    Proverbs 16:28 “A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.” Why is it that the tongue thinks quicker than the brain? Why is it that the words the tongue unleashes seem to cut so deep? Why is it that words, once out, can’t be put […]

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Galatians 6:9

I am a Christian, expect me to act like one. Always. Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” What is doing good? What is good? Can you think of anything that eminates from God that isn’t […]

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Romans 2:5-6

The problem with being judgemental. Romans 2:5-6 “5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. 6 God ‘will repay each person according to what they have done.’” Out of context, this scripture looks […]

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Luke 12:48

Why we’re to walk the walk Luke 12:48 “48 But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” Walk the […]

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1 John 2:12

Forgiveness 1 John 2:12 “I am writing to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.” Very simply put, right there, not to be denied, fact: we are forgiven. Turn your life over to Christ, accept him as your savior, believe he died for your sins, your sins are […]

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Proverbs 22:4

Proverbs 22:4 “Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life.” What does fear of the Lord mean? What does fear mean when used in this context? It’s like love, respect, honor all rolled into one (lospector?). It’s not the fear the world has of pain or death, it’s […]

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Jeremiah 17:7

Jeremiah 17:7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.” The “but” is preceded in verse 5 by “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh, and whose heart turns away from the Lord.” Old Testament, New Testament, the message is a […]

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Proverbs 16:32

Proverbs 16:32 “32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.” NIV “32 Moderation is better than muscle, self control better than political power.” MSG “32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than […]

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Proverbs 19:11

“11 A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.” Why is it so hard to turn the other cheek? Pride. How much more could we accomplish if we turned the other cheek and reacted from love instead of anger? If we honestly confronted the wrong from a place of […]

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Proverbs 3:9-10

9 “Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.” Most everyone looks at money when it comes to wealth. If you give, it’s most often money and it’s not near 10%. But […]

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Proverbs 12:14, 12:19

Proverbs 12:14 “14 From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.” Proverbs 12:19 “19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.” Words matter and the tongue is tied to the heart.  What’s your heart like?  Do you praise God and […]

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Proverbs 25:15

Proverbs 25:15 New International Version (NIV) 15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone. Proverbs 25:15 The Message (MSG) 15 Patient persistence pierces through indifference; gentle speech breaks down rigid defenses. Proverbs 25:15 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV) 15 With patience, you can make anyone change their thinking, even a ruler. Gentle speech is […]

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