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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 3

Scripture : Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths. Observation: This advice is given from the perspective of a father to a son or child. We are given counsel to trust the Lord with all of our heart or in all matters. We are not to rely on our...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 4

Scripture: "Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure." Prov 4:26Observation: Straight talk, clear speech, nothing ambiguous here. How often do I consider one simple thing?Application: Action-result. It seems simple enough. Do this and that will be the result. A promise of God.Not so simple in real life, though. Perhaps it is because we have mispl...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 5

Scripture: For a man's ways are before the eyes of the Lord, and he ponders all his paths.Observation: The warning is against adultery in this section of Proverbs. The wisdom that the son needs in these moments is to know the deception in the adulteress woman and the one whom also sees all that we do.Application: For me when I read this I was immediately convicted an...

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Good Life Journal - Proverbs 1

Scripture: "The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:To know wisdom and instruction; to understand words of insight; to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth-Let the wise hear and increase in learning and let the one who understands obtain guidance; to...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Thess. 3

Scripture: 2 Thess 3:1-2 As for other matters, brothers and sisters,pray for usthat the message of the Lordmay spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you.And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people,for not everyone has faith. Observation: Paul is writing to the Thessalonians and asking for their prayers. He makes it known that he is con...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Thess. 2

Scripture:Vs 1 Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, 2 not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed ...Vs 8 ... the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.Vs 16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Thess. 5

Scripture: "And we urge you brothers: admonish the idle; encourage the fainthearted; help the weak; be patient with the all. See that no one repays anyone evil for evil but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.Rejoice always; Pray without ceasing; Give thanks in all circumstances-for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you; Do not quench the Spiri...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Thess. 4

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:9 -10 Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another, for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers to do this more and more Observation: Paul is encouraging the Thessalonian believers to b...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Thess. 3

Scripture :"and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you," - 1 Thesselonians 3:12 Observation : In chapter three of First Thesselonians Paul is wrapping up his letter to the church in Thesselonica. He gives them some last wishes and desires that he has for them. Chief amongst those is that God would increase their ...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Thess. 2

Scripture: "...though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict....But we were gentle among you like a nursing mother taking care of her own children....For you know how (like a father with his children) we exhorted each one of you and encouraged...

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