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Good Life Journal - Acts 2

Scripture: Vs. 12 "All were amazed and perplexed saying to one another, "what does this mean?"Vs 14 "Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them..."Vs 16 "This is what was ordered through the prophet Joel: ..."Vs 21 "It shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."Vs 25 (Then Peter said...) "For David say...

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Good Life Journal - Acts 3

Scripture: Acts 3:12 And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? Observation: Peter did not have money (which is what the beggar was asking for) but Peter gave the beggar something that was better and unexpected. This healing was not ...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 25

Scripture: “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear. Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the soul of his masters.” (Proverbs 25:11-13) Observation: We often hear that “words have p...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 24

Scripture: Proverbs 24:13-14 – My child, eat honey, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to the taste. In the same way, wisdom is sweet to your soul. If you find it you will have a bright future, and your hopes will not be cut short. Observation: This is a father speaking to a child telling them that both honey and wisdom are sweet. As honey is sweet our sen...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 14

Scripture: Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Observation: These Proverbs continue to provide guidance and wisdom with short statement that require us to think about the long term implications of our actions. In this verse, it states that someone relying on their own judgment, without God’s guidance, can choo...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 12

Scripture: Vs. 12 "And they (Pharisees) were seeking to arrest him but feared the people" Vs. 14 "And they (Pharisees) came and said to him, "Teacher, we know that you are true and do not care about anyone's opinion. For you are not swayed by appearances, but truly teach the way of God." Vs. 38 "And in his teaching He said, "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk aroun...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 11

Scripture: A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is his delight. Proverbs 11:1 Observation: How many times do the Scriptures refer to value and evaluations? Sometimes it isn’t just money the Scriptures are talking about. Application: Proverbs 11:1 conjures up the image of a shopkeeper placing his thumb on one side of the scales, presum...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 10

Scripture: Mark 10:13 - And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. Observation: Jesus was teaching and was someone desired. People knew who Jesus was and wanted a simple touch from him. They know he could heal and knew he had favor. These people wanted their children to be blessed as well as probably other things. Th...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 10

Scripture: Proverbs 10:12 – Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses. Observation: Our actions are a reflection of our heart. If there is hate in our heart it will show in our words/attitude that stir up discontent leading to divisiveness. In contrast, sacrificial love which represents the nature of God is the most powerful thing which can over...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 8

Scripture: Proverbs 8:17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me. Observation: Wisdom, personified in this proverb, loves those who love it. Wisdom also doesn't hide. It is able to be found when some seeks it. Application: Wisdom isn't hard to find if you look for it. Scripture teaches later that if you lack wisdom just ask God for it and he...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 9

Scripture: Proverbs 9:6 - Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight.” Observation: Wisdom calls out to the simple and says, leave your ways, your invited to the table. Application: The simple don't have to stay that way. Staying foolish is a conscience decision. Wisdom makes itself available each day. It invites all to the table to eat and...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 5

Scripture: Proverbs 5:8-9 Keep your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house, lest you give your honor to others and your years to the merciless, Observation: The key to not falling into the adulterers temptation is to not get close enough in the first place. Solomon warns to not even go near the door of her house. The result is a life wasted. Applica...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 6

Scripture: Proverbs 6:6-11 Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 7

Scripture: Proverbs 7:1-3 My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you;2 keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your eye; 3 bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. Observation: A father provides a lesson to his son in the form of a story about a man who is tempted and falls prey to an adulterous woman...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 4

Scripture: The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight. (Proverbs 4:7 ESV) Observation: What is wisdom? It is so important that God devotes this chapter in Proverbs to outline the importance of wisdom. Advice to me and other readers: Read all of chapter 4 because the following does not do the chapter justice in 500 words. Application:...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 3

Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Observation: God guides us along our path when we trust him completely. We must not rely on ourselves and our worldly understanding of situations. His word gives us wisdom not just for kno...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 2

Scripture: Proverbs 2:1-5 = My Son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and ...

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Good Life Journal- Proverbs 1

Scripture: Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Observation: As Solomon begins Proverbs he reveals he key to starting the journey towards wisdom. The key is the fear of the Lord. The reverence of God as Holy in your heart is the beginning of the pursuit of wisdom. Wisdom starts when we humble ourselves an...

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