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Good Life Journal - Romans 3

Scripture: Romans 3:21-23 But now apart from the law the righteousness of Godhas been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify.This righteousness is given through faithin Jesus Christto all who believe.There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,for all have sinnedand fall short of the glory of God Observation: Paul just finishes telling us how sorry ev...

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Good Life Journal - Romans 2

Romans 2 Scripture: Vs 2 We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Vs 3 Do you suppose, O manyou who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourselfthat you will escape the judgment of God? Vs 4 Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to ...

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Good Life Journal - Romans 1

Scripture: Romans 1:24-2524Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. Observation: Paul desires to see the brother and sisters in Rome. He wants ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 69 & 118

Scripture: "O God: You know my folly; the wrongs I have done are not hidden from You. Let not those who hope in You be put to shame through me O God of hosts-Let not those who seek You be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel." (Ps 69:5-6)"Out of my distress I called on the Lord-the Lord answered me and set me free...I shall not die but I shall live and recount...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 49

Scripture: Psalm 49:7-9 Truly no man can ransom another, or give to God the price of his life, for the ransom of their life is costly and can never suffice, that he should live on forever and never see the pit. Observation: The Psalmist wants to provide wisdom to all who will listen about those who have a rich lifestyle.We should meditate on God's word for understandin...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 34

Scripture: Psalm 34:8 Oh, taste and see that theLordis good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Observation: The psalmist gives praise to God. He focuses on the faithfulness of God and gives example of how the Lord comes through. David, the writer of psalm 34, is not content to simply recall the faithfulness of God but he allows it to bring forth worsh...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 22

Scripture: "My God, my God: Why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me; from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day but you do not answer. And by night but I find no rest.Yet: You are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. In You our fathers trusted; they trusted and You delivered them. To You they cried and were rescued, in you they trusted ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 16

Scripture: Psalm 16:5 Lord, you alone are my portionand my cup; you make my lotsecure. Observation: In this psalm, David praises God for several things that are apparent in his life. He praises God for being the only truly good thing, for being one of His people, for his portion or spiritual inheritance and for the Lord's guidance and council. David knows that God will...

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Good Life Journal - John 20

Scripture: "...Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said "Peace be with you." Then (Jesus) said to Thomas: "Put your finger here and see my hands; and put out your hand and place it is my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe." Thomas answered (Jesus) "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him: "Have you believed because you have seen Me? Blesse...

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Good Life Journal - John 19

Scripture: John 19:35-37 He who saw it has borne witness his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth that you may also believe. For these things took place that the scriptures may be fulfilled:"Not one of his ones will be broken."And again another scripture says, "They will look on him whom they have pierced." Observation: John was at the crucifi...

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