Habakkuk was a prophet who would understand our present day and age. He lived during a time of international crisis and national corruption. His book of 3 short chapters is unlike those of other prophets who primarily spoke to people about God. Habakkuk, on the other hand, spoke to God about people. You might say…

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And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy…

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“I am still as strong today as I was the day Moses sent me out, and I am just as ready to fight now as I was then. So give me the mountain country the LORD promised me that day long ago.”  Joshua 14:11–12a (NCV) By my definition and probably by any reasonable definition, Caleb…

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A time to remember and a time to forget is not explicitly mentioned in Ecclesiastes 3, the passage which tells us that there is a time for everything. Nevertheless, the Scriptures have a great deal to tell us about the significance of remembering and forgetting. What may be surprising though, is that some of the…

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Star

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light. On those living in a pitch-dark land, light has dawned. Isaiah 9:2 (CEB)   Everyone at one time or another has had the experience of being in a darkened room, either awake or asleep when suddenly, bright lights are turned on. This disruption to the…

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Simeon was there. He took the child in his arms and praised God, saying, “Sovereign Lord, now let your servant die in peace, as you have promised. I have seen your salvation, which you have prepared for all people. He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and he is the glory of…

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Should we be weeping

  If you people won’t listen, I’ll go off by myself and weep over you, Weep because of your stubborn arrogance, bitter, bitter tears, Rivers of tears from my eyes, because God’s sheep will end up in exile. Jeremiah 13:16–17 (The Message) The Preacher in Ecclesiastes lets us know that there is: A time to…

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Always rejoice, constantly pray, in everything give thanks. For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 (NET) A common refrain in the year of the pandemic has been: “I can’t wait for this year to be over.” People everywhere have been thrown off stride and hit hard. Without denying that…

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Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the Lord tested Joseph’s character. Psalm 105:19 (NLT) Such trials show the proven character of your faith, which is much more valuable than gold—gold that is tested by fire, even though it is passing away—and will bring praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.…

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They are motivated by love, because they know that I’m put here to give a defense of the gospel; the others preach Christ because of their selfish ambition. Philippians 1:16–17 (CEB) Motives are problematic. They can lead someone to do the right thing for the wrong reason, but they can also result in doing the…

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