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Good Life Journal - Psalm 131

Scripture: O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high. I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother-like a weaned child is my soul within me--O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and forevermore. Ps 131:1-3   Observation: I thin...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 130

Scripture: Psalm 130:4-6 – But you offer forgiveness, that we might learn to fear you. I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word. I long for the Lord more than sentries for long for the dawn, yes more than sentries long for the dawn. Observation: The Psalmist recognizes that he is a sinner with no way out except for the f...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 126

Scripture: Psalm 126:1-3When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy;then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad. Observation: The fortunes of Israel were restored by God th...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 124

Scripture: Psalm 124:1 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side—     let Israel now say—  Psalm 124:8 Our help is in the name of the Lord,     who made heaven and earth.  Observation:  It takes the psalmist little time to reveal his purpose for this song. He is celebrating the deli...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 122

Scripture: Psalm 122:1 I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” Observation: David was excited to be going to Jerusalem to worship God. He was happy to be going together with other believers to a house of worship. When you are excited about going someplace you anticipate having a good time and go with a sense of enthusiasm ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 120-121

Scripture: Psalm 120 1 In my distress I called to the Lord,and he answered me.2 Deliver me, O Lord, Psalm 121 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills.From where does my help come?2 My help comes from the Lord,who made heaven and earth. Observation: The author of these psalms is in “distress”.He needs “help”.This is a person clearly worried about some...

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Good Life Journal - Philemon

Scripture: Philemon 1:8-9 Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required, yet for love's sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus— Observation: Paul, though having the authority to command the church to action, instead chooses to compel them to action through a heartfelt...

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Good Life Journal - Titus 3

Scripture: "The saying is trustworthy and I want you to insist on these things so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people. But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the Law for they are unprofitable and worthless." Titus 3:8-9   Ob...

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Good Life Journal - Titus 2

Scripture: Titus 2:11-14 – For the grace of God has appeared bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from ...

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Good Life Journal - Titus 1

Scripture: Titus 1:9 “ He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. Observation: In Titus chapter 1 the author lays out the qualifications of those who are in church leadership. Included within this are not only a life that is being lived above reproach...

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