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The Truly Blessed Life Part 2

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This article is the second in a three-part series on Psalm 1. In this Psalm, the word of God contrasts the righteous man, who is called "blessed" or "happy," with the unrighteous, who are called "the wicked," "sinners," and "scoffers" (v. 1). In the first article, we focused on verse one. And we concluded that the blessed man, that is, the man who receives God's grace and ...

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The Truly Blessed Life Part 1

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This article is the first in a three-part series on Psalm 1. In Psalm 1, the Bible contrasts the righteous man (who submits to God and His word/law/counsel) and the wicked (those who disregard God and His Holy word/law/counsel). We read in Psalm 1:1, "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of sc...

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The Salt This Decaying World Needs

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The fallen world we live in is on a path of increasing lawlessness. This increasing lawlessness can be seen, for example, in the rapid abandonment of moral principles in the western world, moral principles that were once founded upon biblical truth. The western world as we know it is morally decaying. Sins such as abortion, homosexual intercourse and the denial of the exis...

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I know you have seen him, the man in the public square or on the street corner with a Bible in one hand and a microphone in the other. I am also sure that if you ever came across him, you would have heard him shouting almost with all his might "repent!" As you pass by, trying your best not to look, you make every effort to avoid his glance lest he calls you to repent in pu...

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Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

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Throughout the history of the church,'the Beatitudes' have held a special place in most Christians' hearts. In fact, the popularity of Jesus' "Blessed are those who" statements are even recited by those who do not claim to be followers of Christ.InMatt 5:3, Jesus said,"Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."We need to remember here that Jesus i...

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Give me Understanding


Psalm 119:73 - "Your hands made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments."...

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