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Wisdom from the Word for You

God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. James 4:6 As God continues to shape our lives, His sculpturing tool meets our hearts. There it touches either the iron of pride, or the malleable wax of humility. We want to grow in our spiritual lives. We know we’ve got to change…

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Wisdom from the Word for You

I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure. Ecclesiastes 2:10 If the world avoids pain and pursues pleasure…is pleasure from the devil?  Why give the devil credit for what God has given us to enjoy? “Every good thing…and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights” (James 1:17). Paul…

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Wisdom from the Word for You

Whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. I John 2:5 When we have the deep-seated desire to please God and carry out His commands—we hurt when we hurt Him. Godly fear is the fear of bringing shame upon this One you love. God’s love “has truly been perfected”…

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Wisdom from the Word for You

I’ve been thinking about exhilaration… All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that if any man or woman goes to the king inside the inner court without being called, there is but one law—to be put to death, except to whom the king holds out the golden scepter so that he may live…Esther…

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Wisdom from the Word for You

By this we know we have come to know Him. 1 John 2:3 This word know means “to come to know by experience.” I can actually see and experience something that will give me the certainty that I have a personal, eternal relationship with Jesus Christ. And what is the evidence? “We know we have…

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Wisdom from the Word for You

I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly. John 10:10 Walking in the light is not a massing together of all the “don’ts” you can think of. The Christian life is not a lifestyle of prohibitions—I don’t and I don’t and I don’t…. The Christian life is what I do. Jesus said He came…

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Wisdom from the Word for You

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 What is this confession of sins all about? The Greek tense of the word translated confess speaks of continuing confession. It’s all about our spiritual growth—sometimes called our sanctification. God…

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Wisdom from the Word for You

This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you.  1 John 1:5 John says he is giving us a message from the Lord Himself. His message is the basis to the whole matter of sin and holiness, of darkness and light: “God is light, and in Him there is no darkness…

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Wisdom from the Word for You

Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 I’ve been thinking about compassion… Paul Kalanithi (April 1, 1977 – March 9, 2015) was an Indian-American neurosurgeon and writer. He was a neurosurgical chief resident when he contracted stage IV metastatic lung cancer and died. His book, When Breath Becomes Air,…

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Wisdom from the Word for You

If we say we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.  1 John 1:16 Our practice is the proof of whether we have a relationship with God. What practice? It’s described in the next verse: “If we walk in the light as He Himself…

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