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Good Life Journal - Psalm 89

Scripture: “I will sing of the steadfast love of the LORD, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.” (Psalm 89:1-2 ESV) Observation: The Psalms weren’t all written by David. Ethan the Ezrahite wrote this...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 88

Scripture: Psalm 88:3 For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol. Observation: The Psalmist speaks of such an enormity of external and internal pressures that he uses the phrase his soul is full of troubles. Application: My life is full of activities. I am busy. But in no way is my life full of troubles. Now some of the things that I spend my tim...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 87

Scripture: Psalm 87:5-7 – Regarding Jerusalem it will be said, “Everyone enjoys the rights of citizenship there.” And the Most High will personally bless this city. When the Lord registers the nations, he will say, “They have all become citizens of Jerusalem.” The people will play flutes and sing, “The source of my life springs from Jer...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 84

Scripture: Psalm 84:10-12 One day spent in your Temple is better than a thousand anywhere else; I would rather stand at the gate of the house of my God than live in the homes of the wicked.11 The Lord is our protector and glorious king,blessing us with kindness and honor. He does not refuse any good thing to those who do what is right.12 Lord Almighty, how happy are tho...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 80-82

Scripture: Psalm 81: 10-12I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. 11 “But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me. 12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels. Observation: These three verses spoke to me as I read and re-read these t...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 78

Scripture: Psalm 78:4-5, 9, 18, 41, 56Vs 4 "... tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord ..."Vs 5 "He has established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers to teach to their children"Vs 9 "... they should not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation."Vs 18 "They tested God in their heart b...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 77

Scripture: Psalm 77:10 Then I thought, “To this I will appeal: the years when the Most High stretched out his right hand. I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.” Observation: This Psalm of David is a comforting reflection in a time of great ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 73

Scripture: “Behold, these are the wicked; always at ease, they increase in riches. All in vain have I kept my heart clean and washed my hands in innocence. For all the day long I have been stricken and rebuked every morning. If I had said, “I will speak thus,” I would have betrayed the generation of your children. But when I thought how to understand thi...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Corinthians 10

Scripture: Vs 11 "Let a person understand that what we (Paul) say by letter when absent, we do when present."Vs 12 "... when they (Paul's opponents) measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding."Vs 17 "Let one who boasts, boast in the Lord." Observation: Paul is frustrated at the Corinthian church here for hav...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Corinthians 12

Scripture: 1 Cor. 12:28- 31 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But e...

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