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Faithfulness

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Conquerors #2—Avoiding the Second Death

The first and the last, who was dead, and has come to life, says this: … “Do not fear suffering. As you are tested, be faithful even to death, and I will give you the crown of life. Those who conquer will not be hurt by the second death.” Revelation 2:8–11 Truth in advertising: In … Continue reading

Habakkuk #9—Saving Judgment

You marched through the earth in fury; you tread on the nations in anger. You went forth to save your people. Habakkuk 3:12–13 When we fear The Eternal, we need never fear for eternity. The ungodly in every nation will rage against God and present themselves as fearful, but our infinitely wise and powerful defender … Continue reading

Refined Integrity

The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Eternal tests hearts. Proverbs 17:3 During the holidays, broken airplanes, cancellations because of weather, miscommunications about rides to the hotel, and snoring roommates are not just annoying incidents in our daily lives. They are opportunities for us to inventory the stock of … Continue reading

Palm Sunday’s Ride—Humility’s Hurrah

Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion! Shout, daughter of Jerusalem! Look! Your king is coming to you: he is legitimate and has been saved, humble and riding on a donkey. Zechariah 9:9 Jesus proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because his followers thought that the kingdom of God was going … Continue reading

Trials #3 — Rewarded Testing

Happy, fortunate, are those who endure testing, because when they have proven reliable, they will receive the crown of life God promised to those who love him. James 1:12 Businesses crave the coveted Underwriters Laboratories certification stamp on their products because the trademarked symbol signifies that the product has proven reliable by enduring rigorous trials. … Continue reading

Trials #2 — Available Escape

No test has ever come upon you but such as is common to humanity. And God is faithful: He will not allow you to be tested beyond your ability, but with the trial will also provide the way of escape, so that you will be able to endure. For this very reason, my beloved, flee … Continue reading

Courage #4 — Victorious Courage

These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 Here is another reminder of what is possible for us in Jesus. We can be courageous because Jesus fought and won the same battles we … Continue reading

Goodness #7 — Long Lasting Good

The Eternal is good. His extravagant kindness is everlasting, and his faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 100:5 Our patience runs out. Our loyalty decays. Our generosity withers. Our mercy delays. Our devotion dies down. Our compassion goes flat. Our graciousness dwindles. Our lives are like that. God’s is not! From eternity to eternity, God is … Continue reading