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Good Life Journal - Psalm 39

Scripture: Psalm 39 1-3 I said, “I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth while in the presence of the wicked.” : But my anguish increased; my heart grew hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue. Observation: David is in the middle of prayers of anguish. God is rebuking him for ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 42

Scripture: Psalm 42:2&5Vs 2 "My soul thirsts for God, for the living God"Vs 5 "Why are you cast down, O my soul .... Hope in God ...""My soul is cast down down within me; therefore I remember you ..." Observation: David is in a horrible place. He feels separated from God's presence. And what are the people around him saying to him in this tough soot?They are saying,...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 44

Scripture: Psalm 44:17 All this has come upon us though we have not forgotten you, and we have not been false to your covenant. Observation: Sometimes God will test us. • Sometimes God is quiet. • It’s easy to trust God when things are good. Harder to trust God when times are not going as well as we would like. • Just because things in our life are...

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Good Life Journal - Psalms 37-38

Scripture: Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. For the evildoers shall be cut off--but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land. (Psalm 37:8-9 ESV) O Lord, all my longing is before you; my sighing is not hidden from you. My heart throbs; my strength fails me, and the light of my eyes—it also has gone from me. ...

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Good Life Journal - 3 John

Scripture: 3 John 5-6 Dear friend you are being faithful to God when you care for the traveling teachers who pass through, even though they are strangers to you. They have told the church here of your loving friendship. Please continue providing for such teachers in a manner that pleases God. Observation: John is encouraging Gaius for faithfulness to God and living by ...

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Good Life Journal - 2 John

Scripture: 2 John vs. 5 And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. 6 And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. Observation: The Apostle John writes his second letter, this time to a woman he a...

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Good Life Journal - 1 John 5

Scripture : 1 John 5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. Observation: I recently saw an Interview with Rick Warren and John Piper - I HIGHLY recommend it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LImVHzy7WtU. Rick said something like "We can no longer simply mention God. Muslims, and o...

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Good Life Journal - 1 John 4

Scripture: 1 John 4:9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. Observation: Verses 7 through 10 discuss what love is and how God loved us. In these verses John lets us know that: God is love. Love comes from God. Love is the supreme quality of God. God loved me first before I even k...

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Good Life Journal - 1 John 3

Scripture: 1 John 3V 1 - "see what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God: and so we are."V 2 - "Beloved, we are children of God..."V 7 - "Little children, let no one deceive you ..."V 10 - "... who are children of the devil: the one who does not love his brother."V 11 - "... this is the message from the beginning, love one anoth...

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Good Life Journal - 1 John 2

Scripture: 1John 2 2 We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him. Whoever claims to love Him must live as Jesus did. Obser...

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