The Lord guards the immigrants. Psalm 146:9 How we respond to immigrants is not just a heart check issue. At present, it is also a “hot button” topic. Nearly everyone has an opinion, ranging from those who believe that immigration should be tightly controlled, expelling those who are not here legally. To the other end…

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Have I not wept for those who have fallen on hard times? Has my soul not grieved for the needy? Job 30:25 (CSB) I like it when things are straightforward. Certainty is better than ambiguity. Life does not generally conform to any of these. When doing a “Heart Check” regarding the poor, it is not…

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For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:8 (NIV) Paul’s admonition to Timothy provokes a variety of reactions. For example, those who loath the thought of exercise might believe Paul gives them the ammunition…

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“…He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.” 2 Peter 3:9 (NLT) Who does not like to see the bad guy get what is coming to him? God, for one. A good author or screenwriter can draw us into their story where the forces of good and evil conflict in…

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