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Good Life Journal - Psalm 69 & 118

Scripture: "O God: You know my folly; the wrongs I have done are not hidden from You. Let not those who hope in You be put to shame through me O God of hosts-Let not those who seek You be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel." (Ps 69:5-6)"Out of my distress I called on the Lord-the Lord answered me and set me free...I shall not die but I shall live and recount...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 49

Scripture: Psalm 49:7-9 Truly no man can ransom another, or give to God the price of his life, for the ransom of their life is costly and can never suffice, that he should live on forever and never see the pit. Observation: The Psalmist wants to provide wisdom to all who will listen about those who have a rich lifestyle.We should meditate on God's word for understandin...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 34

Scripture: Psalm 34:8 Oh, taste and see that theLordis good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Observation: The psalmist gives praise to God. He focuses on the faithfulness of God and gives example of how the Lord comes through. David, the writer of psalm 34, is not content to simply recall the faithfulness of God but he allows it to bring forth worsh...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 22

Scripture: "My God, my God: Why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me; from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day but you do not answer. And by night but I find no rest.Yet: You are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. In You our fathers trusted; they trusted and You delivered them. To You they cried and were rescued, in you they trusted ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 16

Scripture: Psalm 16:5 Lord, you alone are my portionand my cup; you make my lotsecure. Observation: In this psalm, David praises God for several things that are apparent in his life. He praises God for being the only truly good thing, for being one of His people, for his portion or spiritual inheritance and for the Lord's guidance and council. David knows that God will...

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Good Life Journal - John 20

Scripture: "...Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said "Peace be with you." Then (Jesus) said to Thomas: "Put your finger here and see my hands; and put out your hand and place it is my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe." Thomas answered (Jesus) "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him: "Have you believed because you have seen Me? Blesse...

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Good Life Journal - John 19

Scripture: John 19:35-37 He who saw it has borne witness his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth that you may also believe. For these things took place that the scriptures may be fulfilled:"Not one of his ones will be broken."And again another scripture says, "They will look on him whom they have pierced." Observation: John was at the crucifi...

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Good Life Journal - John 18

Scripture: John 18:36 - Jesus answered,"My kingdomis not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world,my servants would have been fighting, thatI might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world." Observation: Jesus had been placed on trial after His betrayal and arrest. The high priest and leaders of the Jews led him to Pilate's hous...

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Good Life Journal - John 17

Scripture: Jesus is praying: "I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me for they are Yours." John 17:9 "I do not ask for these only but also for those who will believe in me through their word..." John 17:20 Observation: Why is Jesus praying like this in John 17? He is being very precise in "praying for this" and "not pra...

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Good Life Journal - John 16

Scripture: John 16:23-24 23 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. Observation: This chapter represents a turning point in Jesus's ministry. People will start praying to Jesus ...

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