You Will Not Prosper By Them

If you ever find yourself at the point of false piety you need stop immediately and repent of the sin of self-righteousness. In my case my false piety was wrapped up in political pragmatism, believing that somehow God would bless my incremental holiness, because America was not yet ready for revival.

My political pragmatism caused me to think that we had to have the right man in the White House, that we have to regain control Congress, get the right mixture on the Supreme Court and then all our troubles would be swept away. The problem is we had all that and things just got worse. The American Church sadly for decades has looked to Washington for a savior instead of Calvary.

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Careless With The Truth (Part 2)

“Anyone who seeks success or greatness should first forget both and seek only the truth. The rest will follow.”
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Uncomfortable Truth

During the trial of the British Army for the Boston Massacre, John Adams acting as the defense lawyer stated:

    “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”

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Oh Glorious Day

I received a response to yesterday’s devotional from a dear sister in Christ named Carolyn that I just had to share part of with all of you:

    Sure a lot of things are not pleasant, and I know things are and will get worse – but why worry? I have the Lord, and He is ALL that matters! He knows! And if things get so bad that war breaks out or our country collapses or whatever else – Jesus still IS. He saved me. Maybe not saved my life for this life – but certainly for eternity, and that’s all that matters.

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By All Who Have Pleasure In Them

I so love it when the Holy Spirit reveals Scripture to me fresh and anew. I began reading the psalms for the day and started at Psalm 111 and something in verse 2 just struck me, so much so that after reading the psalm I began immediately writing about it. Read the psalm in its entirety and then I’ll share with you what struck me so:

    “Praise the LORD! I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation. The works of the LORD are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them. His work is honorable and glorious, and His righteousness endures forever. He has made His wonderful works to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and full of compassion. He has given food to those who fear Him; He will ever be mindful of His covenant. He has declared to His people the power of His works, in giving them the heritage of the nations. The works of His hands are verity and justice; all His precepts are sure. They stand fast forever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness. He has sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever: holy and awesome is His name. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.” (Psalm 111)

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The Foundation Of All Practical Religion

I have been teaching on Wednesday nights a series by John Ortberg titled “If You Want to Walk on Water, You Have to Get Out of the Boat.” The lesson looks at discerning God’s will for our lives and then in faith stepping out obediently to His call on our lives. It simply comes down to trust.

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