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Good Life Journal - Psalms 120-121

Scripture: Psalms 121:2 - "My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth" 5 "The Lord is your shade at your right hand" Observation: This psalm is a prayer of comfort for people to pray on pilgramage. It offers comforting assurance. Application: What a wonderful assurance for us to have God as our protector. True help comes only from God. As I go thru my ...

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Good Life Journal - Philemon 1

Scripture: "Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required, yet for love's sake I prefer to appeal to youI, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus" (Philemon 1:8-9 ESV)"but I preferred to do nothing without your consent in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own accord." (Philemon 1:14 ES...

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Good Life Journal - Titus 1

Scripture: Titus 1:10 -For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially of the circumcision party. Observation: Paul is writing to another brother he has great trust and reliance in Titus. I love how Paul calls it the common faith to Titus, and how much encouragement he gives him before the charges come. Paul in this letter will give muc...

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Good Life Journal - Titus 3

Scripture: Titus 3:3-5 Once we, too, were foolish and disobedient. We were misled and became slaves to many lusts and pleasures. Our lives were full of evil and envy, and we hated each other. But, "When God our savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us ...

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Good Life Journal - Titus 2

Scripture: Titus 2:13-14 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. Observation: Paul challenges Titus to lead the church well and attempts to refocus him on what matte...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Timothy 4

Scripture: 2 Tim 4:2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. Observations: Although this letter is to Timothy, this really applies to all of us. There are several directives that apply today. We are told to:1. Preach the word 2. Be ready 3. Rebuke, Reprove and Exhort 4. Do these things w...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Timothy 3

Scripture: Vs 7 - (there will be those) ... always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.Vs 14 - But, as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned itVs 16 - All scripture is breathed by God ...Vs 17 - that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. Observation: Paul in t...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Timothy 1

Scripture: 2 Timothy 1 - This letter authored by Paul to his dear friend Timothy is thought to be one of the last letters that Paul wrote before his death. Paul very pointedly is writing to his young protge to encourage him to carry on after him in the faith. He addresses Timothy with words of endearment like "my true child in the faith "(1 Timothy 1:2 ESV) Observation: ...

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Good Life Journal - 2 Timothy 2

Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:4 "No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer" Observation: Paul writes this letter to Timothy from a prison in Rome. He is shackled and lonely. Paul is writing to encourage Timothy in his work. Application: What this verse means to me is that those of us serving God should h...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Timothy 6

Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:6-8 Yet true godliness with contentment is itself a great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world and we can't take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content. Observation: Paul is telling Timothy that he needs to be dependent on Christ for his sufficiency. Bein...

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