Today’s Soulfood Readings

Joshua 1 11   Teach me your way, O LORD,    and lead me on a level path    because of my enemies.12   Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;    for false witnesses have risen against me,    and they breathe out violence. 13   I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD    in the land of the living!14   Wait for the ...Read More

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

Joshua 1 11   Teach me your way, O LORD,    and lead me on a level path    because of my enemies.12   Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;    for false witnesses have risen against me,    and they breathe out violence. 13   I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD    in the land of the living!14   Wait for the ...Read More

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

Ezra 9–10 2:1 And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. 2 And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them. 3 And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four ...Read More

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Honesty on Three Levels

‘Each of you must … speak truthfully to your neighbour.’ Ephesians 4:25 NIV Telling the truth sounds simple, but it takes commitment on three levels: (1) Verbally. When you’re found out in a lie, it undermines the confidence others have in you. For example, when a husband or wife denies blowing the family budget, or ...Read More

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

Ezra 6–8 35 And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. 36 And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, 37 and they found him and said to him, “Everyone is looking for you.” 38 And he said to ...Read More

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The Peace Process

‘Great peace have they who love your [Word], and nothing can make them stumble.’ Psalm 119:165 NIV One of the last things Jesus told His disciples before leaving this world was, ‘In this world, you will have trouble.’ (John 16:33 NIV) And He was right, wasn’t He? We all experience stress, occupational demands, deadlines, expectations, ...Read More

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

Ezra 3–5 21 And they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and was teaching. 22 And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes. 23 And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he ...Read More

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

Ezra 1–2 9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved ...Read More

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Dealing with Difficult People

‘Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.’ James 1:19 NIV The only way to avoid having to deal with difficult people—is to move to another planet. Human beings are a mixture of vices and virtues, and unless you understand that, you won’t be able to work or live ...Read More

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You Need a Vision

‘Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.’ James 1:17 NKJV If your vision in life is to become as rich as possible, hoard every penny you make, and indulge your every whim—your vision is not from God. But if your vision is to succeed, use your success to bless others, and fulfil ...Read More

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Today’s Soulfood Readings

Zephaniah 1–2:8 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet,   “Behold, I send my messenger before your face,    who will prepare your way,3   the voice of one crying in the wilderness:    ‘Prepare the way of the Lord,    make his paths straight,’” 4 John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness ...Read More

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‘God is for me!’

‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’ Romans 8:31 NIV The question isn’t simply, ‘Who can be against us?’ That’s an easy one to answer: disease, inflation, corruption, exhaustion, calamities, and fears. The real question is, ‘If God is for us…?’ Let’s read these words slowly, placing emphasis on each of them: ...Read More

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