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Good Life Journal - Luke 5

Scripture: "And Levi made him a great feast in his house. (And) There was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them. (And) The Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his (Jesus') disciples saying, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?" (And) Jesus answered them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician but th...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 3

Scripture: Vs 3 And (John the Baptist) went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Vs 8 "Bear fruits in keeping with repentance " Vs 10 And the crowds asked him, "What then shall we do?" Vs 11 And (John) answered them, "Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to d...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 4

Scripture: Luke 4:13And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time. Observation: After 40 days of fasting and praying alone Jesus is hungry. It is at that time the enemy comes to tempt him. The enemy comes when Jesus was most vulnerable, most tired, most susceptible. After he comes and tries to get Jesus to sin, he leaves wit...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 2

Scripture: "And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man. Luke 2:52Observation: In all of Luke 2, we see Jesus not only born but men traveling to see him, people knowing who he was and heavenly host worshipingat his coming and even him and his family traveling to Jerusalem to obey the law and observe time in their history and faith. In thi...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 29

Scripture: "A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him." Proverbs 29:11 and 20.Observation: Words can reveal what is in the heart of man, what that person is like. Why does the world look at restraint like it is unhealthy?Application: Today's attitude...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 31

Scripture: Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Observation: The book of Proverbs closes with a similarity to the opening in Book 1 that the fear of the Lord is essential in one's life. Someone who is charming can be deceiving and a woman only concerned about her outward appearance can be prideful. In cont...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 1

Scripture: "In as much as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us-just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us-it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you most excellent Theophilus th...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 28

Scripture: Proverbs 28:14Blessed is the one who fears the Lord always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity. Observation: Fearing God is not circumstantial. It is a position of the heart regardless of the situation. Fearing God leads to a softening of the heart and a willingness to submit and obey, even in difficult and costly times. When we harden our ...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 27

Scripture: Vs 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. Vs 9 ... and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel. Vs 17 Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Vs 21 The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and a man is tested by his praise. Observation: Solomon here is analyzing different co...

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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. Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give. With...

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