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Proverbs 2:6 – For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,

Proverbs 18:15 – An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Romans 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

 

Living A Dual Life

1 SAMUEL 4:1-3 – And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out to battle against the Philistines. They encamped at Ebenezer, and the Philistines encamped at Aphek. The Philistines drew up in line against Israel, and when the battle spread, Israel was defeated before the Philistines, who killed about four thousand men on the field of battle.…

The Testings Of The Lord

PSALM 11:4-5 – The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man. The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence. THEME OF THE DAY. THE TESTINGS OF THE LORD. A trustworthy faith must be a tested faith. Without a…

The Dirty Work Of Love

JOHN 13:1-5 – Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him,…

The Simplicity Of Worship

PSALM 96:6-9 – Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength! Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts! Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the…

The Attacks Of Satan

PSALM 7:1-2 – O Lord my God, in you do I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers and deliver me, lest like a lion they tear my soul apart, rending it in pieces, with none to deliver. THEME OF THE DAY. THE ATTACKS OF SATAN. In today’s scripture, David is experiencing significant persecution and oppression from literal enemies. He likens…

A Great Spiritual Challenge

  JUDGES 21:25 – In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes. THEME OF THE DAY. A GREAT SPIRITUAL CHALLENGE. Today’s scripture is the last verse in the Old Testament book of Judges. It may be the last words closing out a book but it opens a spiritual challenge we will fight…