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Good Life Journal - Psalm 118

Scripture: Psalm 118:8. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. Observation: The Psalmist explains that if we put trust in man we will be disappointed. No person or group of people or even government will be able to save us in the way we most need help. Application: This verse reminds me of the help the people need Houston. While they certainly n...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 116

Scripture: Psalm 116 Vs. 3 The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish. Vs. 4 Then I called on the name of the Lord: “O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!” Vs. 5 Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful. Vs. 6 The Lord preserves the simple; when I was brou...

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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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