We Forget…

God often instructed the Israelites to build holy shrines and altars to commemorate His gifts. God set up a system of holy days every year so that the Israelites would remember all His blessings. God knows we forget. We benefit by consciously making sure to remember God’s blessings–we should do whatever it takes not to forget. For me, I keep journals.

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Forgiven

Our ending is much more important than our beginning. All the years of Joash’s good deeds were erased by the wickedness of his final days. But so also, prodigals like me who had bad beginnings, can erase all those years of wickedness if we end well. God forgives! Jesus erases sin. He gives us second chances. Thank You, Jesus!!

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War and Peace

Paul says our own physical bodies are like those seeds. Today our physical bodies waste away with age and sickness. But some day they will be “raised in power… a spiritual body… of heaven.” We will be reunited with our physical bodies some day. Only then they will no longer be cursed and disintegrating. They will be perfect and glorified. How cool will that be?!

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Give Me King David’s Heart!

But the BEST of all, are those of us who feed our souls through our relationship with Jesus Christ. We have a wonderful guide in His Holy Word that no one else has. We have the Holy Spirit, God Himself, living within us, communing directly with our souls. We are the most blessed humans ever to walk the earth!

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Everyone Comes Naked From Their Mother’s Womb

This is only one kind of fear that Scriptures command of us and that is ‘fear of the LORD.’ When we fear the LORD, we understand His great power and authority; we understand our own smallness compared to Him. When we also glimpse His unconditional love and care for us, we can be completely free from fear. We can rest content. Troubles will not effect our peace and joy.

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The Meaning of Life

Having a relationship with God gives meaning to this life. Without God, we are just soulless animals, doomed to live a directionless, pain-filled life that ends in pointless death. This is true even for people who amass great wealth, fame, or power in this life. As the saying goes, ‘You can’t take it with you!’

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Eternity, Unity, & Wisdom

God sees the eternal picture. He understands what it means that our souls are eternal. We can’t understand this yet but our little 75 or so years here are just the tiniest blip on the entire timeline of our existence. How does a couple of decades of suffering here compare to a million plus years of paradise? THIS is why it sometimes feels to us as if God’s justice is taking too long. We can only see the tiniest part. But God sees the BIG picture!

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