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Good Life Journal - Psalm 15

Scripture: v 2 He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart Observation: David first asks the question about God's relationship to both the wicked and the righteous about who can dwell in God's tent. Most of the Psalm then defines the characteristics of those who are able to walk and dwell in God's tent (or tabernacle). Even though this...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 11

Scripture: Psalm 11:2-4 2: for look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart. When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do? Observation: The word of the Lord echoes across centuries, continents and rulers. King David writes over 3000 years ago and he could be writing ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 9

Scripture: I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. (Psalm 9:1-2 ESV) the LORD sits enthroned forever; he has established his throne for justice, and he judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with uprightness. (Psalm 9:7...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 7

Scripture: Psalm 7:7-8; 17 Gather the nations before you. Rule over them from on high. The Lord judges the nations. Declare me righteous, O Lord, for I am innocent, O Most High! I will thank the Lord because he is just; I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High. Observation: The psalmist cries out to the Lord for protection. God will judge everyone in all th...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 4

Scripture: Psalm 4:8 In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Observation: The psalmist expresses a sense of peace due to his trust in God. In the evening when he sleeps and lies defenseless he still feels safe because of the faithfulness of God. Application: It is one thing for me to trust God when everything seems to b...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 1

Scripture: Psalm 1: 1-3Blessed is the onewho does not walk in step with the wickedor stand in the way that sinners takeor sit in the company of mockers,2but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,and who meditates on his law day and night.3That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,which yields its fruit in seasonand whose leaf does not witherwhatever they do...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 15

Scripture: Mark 15:1-2 "As soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and the scribes and the whole Council.And they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate."Mark 15:8 "And the crowd came up and asked Pilate to do as he usually did for them."Mark 15:11 "... the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release ...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 16

Scripture: Mark 16:1 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. Observation: Mary and Mary went early after the Sabbath to take care of Jesus. This would not have been a pleasant task given he had been in the grave for a bit. The smell, the dried blood, a stiff corpse. It was early...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 14

Scripture: Mark 14:21 "The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man. It would be better for him if he had not been born" Mark14:30 To Peter, " Before the rooster crows twice you yourself will disown me three times" Observation: We have two betrayals. Judas betrays Jesus to the Sanhedrin. Peter denies Christ pub...

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Good Life Journal - Mark 12

Scripture: Mark 5:29-31 Jesus replied, "The most important commandment is this: 'Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.' The second equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' No other commandment is greater than these." Observation...

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