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Good Life Journal - Mark 1

Scripture: Mark 1:12-13The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him. Observation: After Jesus is baptized by John, the Spirit of God that descended on Him like a dove, then led Him in to the wilderness to be tempted. App...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 150

Scripture: Psalm 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord ! Observation: After the psalmist calls on every instrument to praise the Lord he then calls on every one with breath to praise Him. Application: I have sang my whole life. I love it. Singing worship songs is fun for me. However, the psalmist challenges everything with breath to pra...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 148

Scripture: Psalm 148:5 Let them praise the name of the Lord! For he commanded and they were created. Observation: The Psalmist is directing us to praise the Lord. He provides a variety of reasons and areas that we should praise God for in this world. The psalmist depicts a picture of praise in Heaven and Earth. Creatures great and small. From the depths of the ocean to ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 145

Scripture:   Psalm 145   1 I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. 2 Every day I will bless you and praise you ...3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. 5 On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will medit...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 141

Scripture: Psalm 141:4Do not let my heart incline to any evil, to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with men who work iniquity, and let me not eat of their delicacies! Observation: The psalmist prays that God would keep Him from evil. In doing so he prays specifically over 4 areas that lead him towards evil. First he prays for his heart, then his actions, then th...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 139

Scripture: "Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! [S]ee if there be any grievous way in me and lead me in the way everlasting." Ps 139:23-24  "How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand." Ps 139:17-18   Observation: The Psalmist weaves the Wonder of ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 138

Scripture: Psalm 138:1-2 – I give thanks, O’LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. Observation: David is thankful to God with his whole heart and praises Him. God...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 134

Scripture: Psalm 134:1-2 134:1 Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord,who stand by night in the house of the Lord!2 Lift up your hands to the holy placeand bless the Lord! Observation: Unity and blessings come from and return to God. May I never see the origin anywhere different Application: All I could think of when I read this was to ascribe t...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 22

Scripture: Revelation 22:1616 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” Observation: Jesus identifies Himself using titles and phrases that go all the way back to the Christmas story. The root of David, the town of David, the line of David. Al...

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Good Life Journal - Revelation 21

Scripture: V10-11 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God,11 having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. Observation: John is describing Heaven. He was given a glimpse and detailed some of the size, materials and layout. Wha...

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