You can learn a lot about someone’s life, attitude, and spiritual makeup by the way they think of obedience. The heathen openly declare their abhorrence toward obedience, implying if not stating, “No one can tell me what to do.” On the other hand, there are many who claim to possess a strong faith in Jesus […]

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Worry challenges almost everyone, regardless of wealth, intelligence, situation, or even circumstance. We all experience negative feelings from time to time—some introduced to us from others but many of our own making. We worry about whether we are raising our children in the best way possible. We worry what someone else might do to hurt […]

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We remember David as a man after God’s own heart, and yet, as the LORD Himself remarked, warfare characterized David’s life and reign. He came to the attention of King Saul due to his victory over Goliath; however, his subsequent victories over the Philistines, with the accompanying praise, turned Saul against him. He spent much…

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The world’s march toward darkness has quickened its pace in recent years, trampling over long recognized standards of decency and right to impose its ungodliness on the whole of our society. Satan’s wish list of years ago has become the prevailing dogma of today. In a world gone mad, we increasingly hear people call evil…

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American society has become increasingly vulgar in my lifetime. Standards of decency on television and in theaters have marched into the gutter at an alarming rate. Marijuana, known for years as a major gateway drug, has received legal status in some states. Sexual content has grown so prevalent that commercials contain as much indecency as…

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We live in an age where busyness is a mark of industry and the hallmark of ethics. We brag about it. We compete over it. We sometimes look like we live for it. And then we complain about it. But busyness dominates our lives far more than it should and far more than we often…

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We are an impatient people. We do not like to wait in lines, wait for our food, wait to check our messages, or wait for something to download. We expect results, and we expect them immediately. We like our senses to be stimulated. Constantly. Just look at how many people are at exciting sporting events…

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Cyrus of Persia conquered Babylon in 536 B.C. and subsequently released the Jews from their captivity, permitting a portion of them to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple. This first wave of Israelites faced formidable opposition, and eventually the work subsided due to the political machinations of a contingent who arose to stop them,…

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The world can be a very ugly place. When I think about all that my children will face, the dangers that lurk in the shadows and the evil waiting to do harm to their souls, it frightens me terribly. Whether by accident or design, the news constantly reminds us of the horrors of crime, the…

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If you struggle with anger, you are not alone. Most people must work diligently for a lifetime to keep themselves under control. However, people often get confused about what makes anger a problem. While most people recognize the spiritual problem with venting anger just because you did not get your way, you might well wonder…

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