Be Neighborly

Matthew 22:36-40 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.  And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor…

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Which Path Do You Choose?

Psalm 1:1 How blessed is the one who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand in the pathway with sinners, or sit in the assembly of scoffers! The Psalter begins with a concise and beautiful contrast of the ways of the godly and the ungodly.  How generous is our Father in heaven to…

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God Almighty

Our English Bibles translate the title El Shaddai as God Almighty.  It is used for the first time in Genesis 17:1.  God appeared to Abram and revealed Himself as El Shaddai, God Almighty, differentiating Himself from the gods of the day, who were no gods at all.   In Old Testament times, the word El was…

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Our Portion Forever

In this season of thanksgiving and celebration, spend a few moments considering that none other than the Lord God is our constant and ready supply of all things, always. How has God been good to you? When has your faith in God been tested? Have you ever had doubts about God’s character?  How did those…

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The Word on Charity

Scripture is replete with verse after verse instructing God’s people to be generous to the poor. God’s statements regarding how we treat the poor include both blessings and curses. We know that if God repeats Himself over and over again, we ought to pay close attention to what He has to say. If there is…

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