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Good Life Journal - 1 Thess. 1

Scripture: I Thess. 1:4-64For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. 6And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 89

Scripture:Vs 1 I will sing of the Lord's great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.Vs 2 I will declare that your love stands firm forever,Vs 15 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence,Lord.Vs 30 (God says), "If (David's) sons forsake my law and do not follow my statutes,Vs...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 88

Scripture: Pslam 88:1-3 O Lord, God of my salvation,I cry out day and night before you.2Let my prayer come before you;incline your ear to my cry! 3For my soul is full of troubles,and my life draws near to Sheol. Observation: The writer is in great shame, fear, and frustration. He is crying out to God and seemingly in the worst position in life he can imagine. He...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 86

Scripture: "Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me for I am poor and needy...Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to You I cry all the day. Gladden the soul of Your servant for to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. For You, O Lord, are good and forgiving; abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon You.Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer-listen for my plea for grace. In the day ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 84

Scripture: Psalm 84:10 For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. Observation: The psalmist is saying that it is better to be with God for a short period of time than to be anywhere else for an extended period. To serve God in what some would be consider a me...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 81

Scripture : Psalm 81:11-12 "But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their counsels." Observation : In Psalm 81 the psalmist writes on the promise of God. If His people turn to Him and seek Him then He will be with them. However, they chose to do otherwise and followed after fals...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 77

Scripture: Psalm 77:12 I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds. Observation: There is a sharp contrast in the tones of Psalms 76 and 77. Psalm 76 is focused on the magnificence of God and the power and control he has over everything. It focuses on the majesty that is God. Psalm 77 brings us into the world of someone that needs comforted ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 78-79

Scripture: "Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth! I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old---things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, (and) his might, and the wonders...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 73

Scripture: Psalm 73 Vs 1 Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. Vs 2 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. Vs 3 For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. Vs 5 They are not in trouble as others are; they are not stricken like the rest of mankind. Vs 11 And (God's people...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Corinthians 12

Scripture: 2 Cor 12:5b-10"...but on my own behalf I will not boast except of my weaknesses. Though if I should wish to boast I would not be a fool for I would be speaking the truth-but I refrain from it so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. So to keep me from becoming conceited...a thorn was given me in the flesh (a messenger of Sa...

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