Tag Archives: Analogy

A Regrettable Loss

A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. – Proverbs 11:18. I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. – Romans 1:14. A 1991 survey … Continue reading

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The Need For Renewal

Then Shaphan the secretary informed the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read from it in the presence of the king. When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore … Continue reading

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It’s Natural In The Young

From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. “Get out of here, baldy!” they said. “Get out of here, baldy!” He turned around, … Continue reading

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How Did They Live?

Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, who did all those signs and wonders the LORD sent him to do in Egypt—to Pharaoh and to all his officials and to … Continue reading

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Not From Them

Then, at the evening sacrifice, I rose from my self-abasement, with my tunic and cloak torn, and fell on my knees with my hands spread out to the LORD my God and prayed: “I am too ashamed and disgraced, my … Continue reading

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After The Crash

“No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations. I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you.” … Continue reading

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Not As Thought

“And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything. – Genesis 14:20. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to … Continue reading

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Fixing What Others Break

The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. – Deuteronomy 18:15. While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a … Continue reading

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Working While The Master Relaxed

Adam made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, “With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man.” Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel … Continue reading

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Closer Than We Think

One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful. – 2 Samuel 11:2. So, if you think you are … Continue reading

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From One Age To Another

And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live … Continue reading

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Both For Failure and Success

If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and … Continue reading

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We Can Remember What They Are

Barzillai the Gileadite also came down from Rogelim to cross the Jordan with the king and to send him on his way from there. Now Barzillai was very old, eighty years of age. He had provided for the king during … Continue reading

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Faithful To Himself

Elisha said, “As surely as the LORD Almighty lives, whom I serve, if I did not have respect for the presence of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I would not pay any attention to you.” – 2 Kings 3:14. My dear … Continue reading

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No Escape

“For everyone belongs to me, the parent as well as the child—both alike belong to me. The one who sins is the one who will die.” – Ezekiel 18:4. “The one who sins is the one who will die. The … Continue reading

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Known To Be

After he has suffered, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities. – Isaiah 53:11. He called you to this through our gospel, … Continue reading

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God’s Complete Answer

“Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob, little Israel, do not fear, for I myself will help you,” declares the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. – Isaiah 41:14. You who are trying to be justified by the … Continue reading

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It Comes Right Now

Return, Israel, to the LORD your God. Your sins have been your downfall! Take words with you and return to the LORD. Say to him: “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of … Continue reading

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Small Beginnings

‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the LORD Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the LORD Almighty.” – Haggai 2:9 (Read 3-9). He [Jesus] told … Continue reading

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One Day At a Time

The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? – Jeremiah 17:9. Then he [Jesus] said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and … Continue reading

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