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Godliness #4 — Sustained Godliness

The Eternal kills and makes alive; he brings down to Sheol and raises up. The Eternal makes poor and rich; he brings low, he also exalts. … He keeps the feet of his godly ones, but the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; for not by might shall a man prevail. 1 Samuel 2:6-7, 9 … Continue reading

Courage #5 — Patient Courage

Do not fret because of evildoers, be not envious toward wrongdoers. For they will wither quickly like the grass, and fade like the green herb. Trust in the Eternal, and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Eternal and he will give you the desires of your heart. … … Continue reading

Courage #2 — Courageously Righteous

Since no one can successfully serve both God and mammon … do not be anxious for your life, … nor for your body, … for life is certainly more than food, and the body than clothing. … Do not be anxious … for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek … Continue reading

Comfort #5 — Comforting Words

Remember the word to your servant, in which you made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that your word has preserved me. … I have remembered your rules of old, O Eternal, and they comfort me. Psalm 119:49–52 No matter what anyone says, or how painful the accusation, or untrue the charge, … Continue reading

Comfort #4 — Historical Comfort

Whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the comfort of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4 Scripture comforts because it presents evidence that God is patient with us during our lapses of faith. He does not ask or expect perfection. He asks for commitment and … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About “Specks of Nothing”

In the musical Carousel Billy Bigelow says to Julie Jordan, “What are we? Just a couple of specks of nothing. Ah, you can’t even count the stars in the sky, and the sky’s so big the sea looks small; and two little people—you and I—we don’t count at all.” Have you ever felt like that? … Continue reading