The Math of Forgiveness

When asked the number of times we should daily forgive our brother, Jesus answered 70 times 7. Even then, people wanted to keep score. But, the true measure of forgiveness? “Forgive, and you shall be forgiven.” How many offenses has God mercifully forgiven you for? It’s easy to calculate…How many offenses have YOU forgiven others for? If you do not forgive, neither will your heavenly Father forgive you. [Mark 11:26]

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Weatherproof Your Walk

The gale force winds of violence and uncertainty, the tumultuous storms of life, and the crashing thunder of moral collapse; all require protection from the elements. Thankfully, God has given us “a garment of salvation, and covered us with the robe of righteousness!” [Isa. 61:10] Mom had it right all these years. Never go outside without a coat on…this world can be a bitter and cold place.

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Winter Isn’t Forever

After the Flood, God promised, “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” The Winter of 2010 was brutal; for many, it seemed an eternity, as do some of our trials. But seasons, by definition, are transient. God hasn’t forgotten His promise. Your trying season too shall pass, giving way to Spring’s budding blossoms of new life and hope.

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The Journey’s as Important as the Destination

It’s a “no-no” to read a book’s ending first; the story leading up to the conclusion is just as important. You may want to know how and when your dilemma will end, but before you skip ahead to the end, what lessons are you learning while on your journey? God is writing your story; He knows your end from the beginning. Trust not only your outcome, but every chapter in between to the “Author and Finisher of our Faith!”

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Passionate About His People

You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. [Ps. 139:2-3] God’s more than interested in you; He’s passionate about your relationship with Him. In fact there’s no separating you from His Love [Rom. 8:39]. David said, “though I make my bed in hell, you [Lord] are with me.” Glory be to God for the incredible depths and lengths He has gone to save us and prove His love toward us!

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How Will it End?

LORD, make me to know my end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am. Ps. 39:4 – How differently would you live your life if you knew how it all would end? A sobering thought. Well, I praise God that we don’t leave our lives to chance. God told Jeremiah, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

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Living by the Sword…of the Spirit

Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. (Matt. 26:52) Jesus commanded Peter to put the sword in its place. Do you have the Word of God or the “Sword of the Spirit” in its rightful place? We obtain Eternal Life by that Sword, and our flesh is to “die daily” by that same Sword; cutting away carnality, yet being clothed in humility.

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