Posts Tagged ‘Death’

To Rise Above Fear

Isaiah 8:11-13 The Lord leaned in close – his hand on my shoulder – and gave me a strong warning not to think like everyone else does. He said, “Don’t call everything a conspiracy, like they do. Don’t fear what they fear, or dread what they dread. Instead, make the Lord of Heaven’s Armies holy…

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To Embrace Your Grief

A good name is worth more than the finest perfume, and the day you die is better than the day you were born. In the same way, it is better to go to a funeral than a feast. Why? Because death is the end of life’s journey, and the living should always take that to…

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To Be More Than A Conqueror

Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Psalms say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are like sheep awaiting slaughter.”) No,…

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To Understand Your Nature

I am a slave to sin. I can’t even explain myself. I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. But if I know that what I’m doing isn’t right, this at least shows that I agree that God’s commands are necessary. For I realize that…

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To Escape The Night’s Decor

You know well enough from your own experience that there are some acts of so-called freedom that destroy freedom. If you choose to love sin, it will become your master, and it will own you and it will reward you with death. But if you choose to love God, he will reward you with a…

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To Be Overwhelmed With Hope

Oh, that my words could be recorded. Oh, that my words could be inscribed on a monument, carved with an iron chisel and filled with molten lead, engraved in stone forever. And what do I have to say? I know my Redeemer lives! I know that in the end he will rise and take his…

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To Plant By Faith

What you give, you get. What you plant, you harvest. Those who plant selfishness, ignoring the needs of others – ignoring God – will harvest a crop of destruction. But those who plant faithfully, responding to God – letting God’s Spirit work in them – will harvest a crop of eternal life. May we never…

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To Recognize The End

A good name is worth more than the finest perfume, and the day you die is better than the day you were born. In the same way, it is better to go to a funeral than a feast. Why? Because death is the end of life’s journey, and the living should always take that to…

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To Take Off Your Mask

Love others well, and don’t hide behind a mask; love authentically. Despise evil; pursue what is good as if your life depends on it. Live in true devotion to one another, loving each other as sisters and brothers. Be first to honor others by putting them first. Do not slack in your faithfulness and hard…

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To Honor Your Parents

Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.” Fathers,…

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