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Christmas: Away In The Manger

"For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths, and lying in a manger." (Luke 2:11-12 - NASB) Every Christmas season we hear or sing the much-loved...

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Christmas: When He Comes Into The World

As we approach Christmas Day, consider a text from the book of Hebrews. Here we have a conversation in the heavens, a divine insight into the coming into the world of the second Person of the Trinity. "For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away...

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Three Keys To Abundant Living

"I will extol Thee, my God, O King . . . And I will praise They name forever and ever. Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised"(Psalm 145:1-3 - NASB) For He has certainly done great things for us, greater than we could ever fully imagine.   I write of wisdom and...

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The Certainty Of It All

Note the salutation of the Gospel of Luke,   "inasmuch as many have taken in hand to set in order a narrative of those things which have been fulfilled among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word delivered them to us, it...

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Imagine . . . Our God!

Note what Moses wrote regarding our God . . .    "For I proclaim the name of the LORD; ascribe greatness to our God! The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; a God of faithfulness and without injustice, righteous  and upright is He." (Deuteronomy...

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Beware . . . Do Not Forget

Note our Scripture text and the warning it bears,   "Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God . . ." (Deuteronomy 8:11 - NKJV)   As I pray in the morning, and for that matter, throughout the day, I always pray for my daughters, their husbands, and their...

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Unnecessary Requests?

Take a look with me at a text from II Peter,   "Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called...

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The Deceitfulness Of Riches

As we look into God's Word take note of this text from the gospel of Mark,   "Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word, and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke...

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Those Who Destroy The Earth

Note this text from the Revelation,   "The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, and those who fear Your name, small and great, and...

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Make Your Calling Sure

Join me also in taking a look into the holy Word of God,     "Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble."(II Peter 1:10 - NKJV)   A Christian, one who has been born again, is one...

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Choosing Our Friends

Interesting text I have chosen this day, one from the book of Joshua,   "So the men of Israel took some of their provisions, and did not ask for the counsel of the LORD." (Joshua 9:14 - NASB)   As I read this text and consider the context in which it is written, there...

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The Big Divide

Note this text from John's gospel,      • "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life: and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him." The great divide . . . the divide that exists between those who "believe in the...

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Counsel For True Wisdom

Note the Scripture from Proverbs,   "Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days. There are many plans in a man's heart, nevertheless the LORD's counsel -- that will stand." (Proverbs 19:20-21 - NKJV)   Last evening as I caught...

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The Bible: Truth

Daily Bread Archive | Sign up for our resources Note this word from the gospel of John, as Jesus prays for those who are His . . .   "Sanctify them in the truth; Thy word is truth" (John 17:17 - NASB)   Jesus, in His high priestly prayer, prays to the...

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Transformed Thinking

Note this text from Romans,    "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind" (Romans 12:2 - NASB)   I am of the belief that the key word here is "mind." The dictionary defines "mind" as, "the element, part, or process in a...

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We Glory In The Cross

Note this text from Galatians,   "But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world" (Galatians 6:14 - NKJV)   Yesterday, as I listened to a song sung by Steve Green, I...

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Run!

We receive the new morning, the new day, with praise! We offer up to the Father in heaven our thanks that He would give us the time on this earth that He does. And we stop to consider His Word and His instruction to us, that within the new day, our steps may be...

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The Goal Of Wisdom

From the book of Proverbs,   "My son, if you will receive my sayings, and treasure my commandments within you, make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding; for if you cry for discernment, lift your voice for understanding; if you seek her as...

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A Most Proper Response

Praise and thanksgiving to our Father in heaven and to the Lord Jesus Christ, who sits at the right hand of the Father, He who is our Advocate, our great High Priest. As the new morning dawns such attention, turned toward our great God, sets the proper tone for the...

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He Is Lord!

A new day unfolds, given by the hand of God . . . and we who are His called offer up praise to Him for it, knowing that each day is His to do with as He sees fit. I think of the work that is going on around the world to bring the gospel to the unsaved, to translate...

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What A Position!

From the book of Ephesians we read,   "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ" (Ephesians 1:3 - NASB)   Positional truth . . . we, by God's doing, are "in Christ." When...

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Practice Really Matters

Note our text from First Corinthians,   "Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor...

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Walking In Newness Of Life

Daily Bread Archive | Sign up for our resources From Romans, chapter six,   "What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace might increase? May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it? Or do you not know that all of us who have been...

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Again, Practice Matters

Note with me this Scripture text from Paul's letter to the Galatians,   "But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh . . . Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery,...

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Intercession By Our Lord

Note this Scripture text from Luke,   "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail" (Luke 22:31 - NASB)   Jesus, headed toward His arrest and subsequent crucifixion, tells Simon...

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Seeking To Please Jesus

Daily Bread Archive | Sign up for our resources From the book of Ephesians we read,   ". . . for you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness and...

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Just What Is An Abomination

From the book of Ezekiel we read,   "Therefore say to the house of Israel, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, 'Repent, turn away from your idols, and turn your faces away from all your abominations.'" (Ezekiel 14:6 - NKJV)   And from the gospel of Luke,   "And He said to them,...

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Our God, Three In One

And what a way to go about the day, with a word from our Lord to take in and think upon,    "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen." (II Corinthians 13:14 - NKJV)   The Trinity. The triune...

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An Aggressive Agenda

From Romans, chapter one, we read,   "Therefore God gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves . . . For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is...

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