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Good Life Journal - Psalm 50

Scripture: Psalm 50:23 The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God! Observation: By giving thanks and being grateful to God brings Him glory. Follow God's path and he will reveal His salvation. Application: Every day I must be thankful for everything that God has provided for myself...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 46

Scripture : Psalm 46:1 : God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Observation : Psalm 46 is about the ever changing world around us and the anchor that is God. The kingdoms we see will rise and fall, even the mountains and seas may change, but, God remains the same. The psalmist invites the reader to come and behold The Lord. Application...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 42

Scripture: "As a deer pants for flowing streams so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God....Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God---for I shall again praise Him (who is) my Salvation and my God....My soul is cast down within me therefore I remember You." (Ps 42:1-2 and 5-6a) Observation: ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 39

Scripture: Psalm 39:5Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah Observation : The psalmist king writes of the brevity of his own life, especially compared to the eternal reign of God. He compares the life of man to one breath of God. Application: Control, control, contro...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 37

Scripture: Psalm 37Vs 1 Fret not yourself because of evildoers Vs 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good Vs 5 trust in Him, and He will act.Vs 7 fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way Vs 8 Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.Vs 10 In just a little while, the wicked will be no more;Vs 39 The salvation of the righteous is from theLord Vs 40 He delivers the...

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Good Life Journal - 3 John

Scripture: 4I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. Observation: John shares the joy he experiences when he hears that people he has invested in are walking out their faith. He calls it his greatest joy. Application: I find joy in a lot of things. Family, sports, good food, music, and comedy. However, each of those things can caus...

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Good Life Journal - 2 John 1

Scripture: Though I have much to write to you I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face so that our joy may be complete. (2 John 1:12) Observation: 2 John seems more like a personal letter than an epistle for all the churches. Even so, there are gems to be found in this letter. We also find the Word of God. Applicatio...

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Good Life Journal - 1 John 5

Scripture: 1 John5:1-2 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. Observation: When we place our faith in Jesus that he is the Son of God, we become adopted children of God. To love...

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Good Life Journal - 1 John 4

Scripture: 1 John 4:4 4Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. Observation: John reminds the reader that not all spirits are from God. An evil spirit can not confess Christ as Lord. If we have His Spirit in us, we can overcome any evil because He is greater than any force. Application: The...

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Good Life Journal - 1 John 3

Scripture: Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness-sin is lawlessness. You know that He appeared in order to take away sins and in Him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning. No one who keeps on sinning has (neither) seen Him or (has) known Him. Little children: Let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is rig...

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