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Good Life Journal - Psalm 111

Scripture:  Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;     all those who practice it have a good understanding.     His praise endures forever!   Observation:  Wisdom is not found apart from the Lord. Instead it begins with the acknowledgment of both His existence and His aut...

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Good Life Journal -Psalm 109

Scripture: "But You, O God my Lord, deal on my behalf for your name's sake. Because your steadfast love is good, deliver me!--for I am poor and needy and my heart is stricken within me. I am gone like a shadow at evening; I am shaken off like a locust...May my accusers be wrapped in their own shame as in a cloak! With my mouth I will give great thanks to the Lord; I will ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 105

Scripture: Psalm 105:3-5  – Exalt in his holy name; rejoice you who worship the Lord.  Search for Lord and his strength; continually seek him.    Observation: God is holy and we should derive joy from our praise of who God is.  God is there, but we need to look for him.  We can find our strength in the Lord.  Seeking God is an on...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 97

Scripture:  Psalm 97:1 The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!   Observation: The appropriate response the earth should have to the sovereignty of God is rejoicing and gladness.    Application:  Many days my responses to the Lord being in charge are frustration, impatience and annoya...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 100

Scripture:  Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.   Observation: God is God. He is creator, owner, Father and shepherd.   Application:  In this short verse, we are reminded of four truths about God and who He is in relation to us. First H...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 94

Scripture:  Psalm 94:12-14 Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O Lord, and whom you teach out of your law. Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O Lord, and whom you teach out of your law, to give him rest from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked. For the Lord will not forsake his people; he will not abandon his heritage; Observation: The Psalm...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 24

Scripture: Vs.  25 And He (Jesus) said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! ... 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself. Vs. 32 They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us ...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 23

Scripture: Luke 23:12 And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been at enmity with each other. Observation: Two people, who were enemies, discover a friendship through the mistreatment and persecution of Christ. Application: Sometimes relationships are built on a positive foundation. Other times they are built on a mu...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 22

Scripture: And He came out and went (as was His custom) to the Mount of Olives and the disciples followed Him. And when He came to the place He said to them "Pray that you may not enter into temptation." And He withdrew from them about a stone's throw and knelt down and prayed, saying "Father: if You are willing remove this cup from me-Nevertheless, not My will but Yours ...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 21

Scripture: Luke 21:4 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” Observation: Jesus makes a point to praise the woman's offering. It wasn't much, but it was all she had. Application: The amount of zeros are far less important compared to the amount of faith. In my life I must assess my heart when I ...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 22

Scripture: Luke 22: 32 – “But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.” Observation: Jesus is praying specifically for Peter not to lose his faith as he is soon to be arrested. Jesus already knows that Peter will deny him. Yet, Jesus tells Peter...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 20

Scripture: Luke 20:2 and said to him, “Tell us by what authority you do these things, or who it is that gave you this authority.” Observation: Jesus did things that others could not. There was no natural answer to his power so all they could question was the authority he performed his power in. Application: In life there is always more to the story. It's n...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 19

Scripture: Luke 19:15 When he returned, having received the kingdom, he ordered these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by doing business. Observation: Jesus teaches us a parable that is similar to the parable of talents. In this parable, ten servants are given ten minas and told to go do business while ...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 18

Scripture: Luke 18:1 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. Observation: Before we even get to the story, Luke reveals while Jesus told the story in the first place. Always pray and don't lose heart. Application: The very first thing I thought when I read this was, I usually don't pray until I lose heart. In other w...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 17

Scripture: Luke 17:3-4 Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” Observation: Jesus makes it clear that temptation to sin will come and that witching relationships people mess u...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 16

Scripture: Jesus: "One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth who will entrust to you the true riches? And-if you have not been faithful in that which is another's who will give you that which is your own?....No servant can s...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 15

Scripture: Luke 15:31-32 - And he said to him, " Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive 'for he was lost and is found." Observation: The older son is angry and does not think that his brother should be received back by the father. The father tells the older son tha...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 14

Scripture: Luke 14:11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Observation: Jesus uses the example of being invited to a party and instead of choosing the seat of honor and being asked to move from it, to choose the seat in the back and possibly be asked to move up. It's hard for others to honor you when you are...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 13

Scripture: Luke 13:8-9 And he answered him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure. Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’” Observation: After calling his listeners to repent, Jesus then tells this story. He paints a picture of an owner who wants fruit from his tree a...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 12

Scripture: Luke 12:22-23 And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Observation: Jesus teaches us that there is more to life than worrying about worldly things. There are basic needs, of course, but...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 11

Scripture: Luke 11 Vs.1 ... his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples. Vs. 2 And he said to them, “When you pray, say ..." Vs. 27 As he said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!” ...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 10

Scripture: Luke 10 30-34 “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came by the place and saw him, passed by on the...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 9

Scripture:   "And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal." Luke 9:1-2"On their return the apostles told him all that they had done.  And he took them and withdrew apart to a town called Bethsaida."  Luke 9:10Observation:  I thi...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 8

Scripture: Luke 8:15 – As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart and bear fruit with patience. Observation: Jesus is explaining the parable of the sower to the disciples and how people respond to God’s word (seed).  Every time the Gospel is preached there is response demanded.  In t...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 7

Scripture: Luke 7:9-10 When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well. Observation: Jesus marvels at the understanding and faith of the centurion. Specifically his ...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 6

Scripture: Luke 6:12-13 In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles. Observation: Before Jesus makes decisions, he prays. Before Jesus does anything, he prays. Application: Prayer is sometimes the last thing I do. Most of th...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 5

Scripture: Luke 5:5 And Simon answered “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” Observation: Go into the deep meant he had to go far into the water and not just throw his nets closer to shore. Sometime we are called to do hard work. Not all of the tasks God has in store for us are easy or glamorous.  We...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 4

Scripture: Luke 4 Vs. 2 (Jesus was) for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. Vs. 5 And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world ... Vs. 9 And he (the devil) took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple. Observation: This is Luke's account of ...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 3

Scripture:  Luke 3 21-22 “When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. “   Observation: This is an account of John preparing the way for Jesus. In those days when the king traveled, the roads were improved and made safe be...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 2

Scripture: (multiple references) "...and all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart." Luke 2:18-19 "Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel...and the Holy Spirit was upon him..." Luke 2:25-26 "And...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 1

Scripture: Luke 1:38 Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant.  May everything you have said about me come true.”  And then the angel left her. Observation: The angel Gabriel has just told Mary that she will conceive the Son of God through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Mary responds by saying, I am the Lords servant and may everything y...

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