Category: Spiritual Digest

Pain: Foe or Ally?

Pain: Foe or Ally?

And he said, naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return; the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. Job 1:21 You cannot live contentedly or die serenely if you do not know with certainty where you came from, why you are here on earth and where you […]

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Who is praying for your children?

Who is praying for your children?

When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would make arrangements for them to be purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular custom. Job 1:5 With a record number of youth and young adults leaving […]

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Thinking....

What is your purpose in life?

Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a hear to of wisdom. Ps. 90:12 Christmas marked the entrance of Jesus Christ into our world which we celebrated a few days ago. Easter and ascension marked the exit of Jesus Christ from our world and return to the Father. Sandwiched between these two periods is the brief […]

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Christmas Changes Everything: Humility

Christmas Syncs With Humility

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2:7 Pride is a grievous and deadly sin and from Biblical records, it was the first sin committed. Lucifer started us off on that path, Adam and Eve followed and […]

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Waiting for Christmas is like waiting for a friendship to spark up

Waiting for Christmas is like waiting for a friendship to spark up

Christmas is a good time to reflect on God’s love for lost humanity. Jesus came to us, lived with us, befriended, and sacrificially offered himself to die on our behalf. Yet not many responded to His love. To befriend and impact someone other than yourself could take a long time as we experienced with Ms. C, a neighbor in the […]

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And Mordecai the Jew Sitting at the Gate (image by Yossi Stern)

Small Things Matter!

Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to king Xerxes, preeminent among the Jews, and held in high esteem by his many fellow Jews, because he worked for the good of his people and spoke up for the welfare of all the Jews. Esther 10:3 Perhaps you are like me. I often wish I had a powerful position and influence […]

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The fruit of the spirit painting, colorfully hand painted by Sheila A. Smith

Blessed to be adopted

Because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. Rom. 8:14 Although all human beings were created by God, only a handful are His sons and daughters. Sin, which led to the fall of man resulted in God disowning us and our relationship with God was broken. God in His mercy, however, provided a path […]

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Simon Bening, Labors of the Months and harvest - September, from a Flemish Book of hours (Bruges, Peasants in the 16th century from Wikimedia Commons)

It is pay day!

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom. 6:23 Then we sow crops, we expect a harvest that is many times more than we planted. As a farmer looks forward to a bountiful harvest, so every worker looks forward to wages which are compensation for work done. […]

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Do Not Make Prayer a Prelude

Do Not Make Prayer a Prelude

But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat. Neh. 4:9 There are three ways Christians respond to difficult situations. The first group employs all resources at their disposal to resolve the issue. When that fails, they remember there is God, and that is when they pray. The second group has a […]

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Is Man Getting Better or Worse?

Is Man Getting Better or Worse?

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Rom. 3:23 There are many who hold the notion that man is basically good. Some even go further to claim that man will continue to get better and eventually create a utopia here on earth. Man was not only good but perfect from the time of creation until […]

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