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Good Life Journal - Psalm 81

Scripture : Psalm 81:11-12 "But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their counsels." Observation : In Psalm 81 the psalmist writes on the promise of God. If His people turn to Him and seek Him then He will be with them. However, they chose to do otherwise and followed after fals...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 77

Scripture: Psalm 77:12 I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds. Observation: There is a sharp contrast in the tones of Psalms 76 and 77. Psalm 76 is focused on the magnificence of God and the power and control he has over everything. It focuses on the majesty that is God. Psalm 77 brings us into the world of someone that needs comforted ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 78-79

Scripture: "Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth! I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old---things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, (and) his might, and the wonders...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 73

Scripture: Psalm 73 Vs 1 Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. Vs 2 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. Vs 3 For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. Vs 5 They are not in trouble as others are; they are not stricken like the rest of mankind. Vs 11 And (God's people...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Corinthians 12

Scripture: 2 Cor 12:5b-10"...but on my own behalf I will not boast except of my weaknesses. Though if I should wish to boast I would not be a fool for I would be speaking the truth-but I refrain from it so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. So to keep me from becoming conceited...a thorn was given me in the flesh (a messenger of Sa...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Corinthians 13

Scripture: 9For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for.2 Corinthians13:9 Observation: Paul is giving his final warning and encouragement to the people of Corinth. He puts out his heart before them. Test your faith and ensure you are in Christ and know that I only bring the force you force me to. He is blunt and honest w...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Corinthians 11

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 11:2 - 4 - For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ. But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Corinthians 9

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9 "And your zeal has stirred up most of them. But I am sending the brothers so that our boasting about you may not prove empty in this matter so that you may be ready (as I said you would be). Otherwise if some Macedonians come with me and find that you are not ready we would be humiliated-to say nothing of you (your humiliation)-for being so co...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Corinthians 10

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 10:17-18 "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord." For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends. Observation: Paul is in the awkward position of having to defend his authority among a church he started. Why? Because people have risen up against his authority for their own gain. People f...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Corinthians 8

Scripture: 2 Cor 8:7 But since you excel in everythingin faith, in speech, in knowledge,in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in yousee that you also excel in this grace of giving. Observation: Paul shared the excitement and joy of how the Macedonians, a very poor community of believers, gave a generous financial gift. Paul did not force the Mac...

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