Do Not Be Afraid

“O Most High, when I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” (Psalm 56:2–3, NRSV) You may have heard the claim that there are 365 references in the Bible to “fear not” or “do not be afraid.” However, a check of popular translations does not support this claim or is it a meme? I…

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An Ounce of Prevention?

Masks on young people

“They will be in despair, and all the workers will be sick at heart.” (Isaiah 19:10, NLT) It was Benjamin Franklin who said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Few people would dispute the wisdom of this advice, recognizing that if you can prevent a problem with a little effort in…

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