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It’s Only Money

‘Keep your [life] free from the love of money…’ Hebrews 13:5 NIV A lot of us think that the goal of work is to accumulate enough money so that we can quit working. No, if your work is not fulfilling, eventually you’ll resent it. That’s so, whether you make much or little. Money alone is …Read More

Know Your Life’s Vision

‘…called according to His purpose.’ Romans 8:28 NKJV Nobody can give you a vision for your life, but here’s how to find yours: (1) Look within you. What moves you? What are you excited about? Paul said, ‘…I am compelled to preach…’ (1 Corinthians 9:16 NIV) (2) Look behind you. What has life taught you? …Read More

‘Get Up and Go Again’

‘…Seven times he said, "Go again."’ 1 Kings 18:43 NKJV Elijah the prophet told King Ahab that the drought in the land was over and the rains were coming. Then Elijah ‘told his servant, "Go up now, look toward the sea." So he went up and looked, and said, "There is nothing." And seven times …Read More

Heaven–Your Home

‘…I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.’ Psalm 23:6 NKJV When we’re young, Heaven has limited appeal. We’ve too many dreams such as love, marriage, children, career, and so on. Ageing is God’s way of keeping us headed homeward. And what about death? Christians don’t get buried, they get planted. Paul writes, …Read More

It’s a Sure Thing

‘Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life…’ Psalm 23:6 NKJV Let’s break this Scripture down: ‘Surely goodness and mercy.’ People may disappoint you, but God’s goodness and mercy are sure things! ‘With [God] there is never the slightest variation or shadow of inconsistency.’ (James 1:17 PHPS) Our devotion to …Read More

He Is a God of Abundance

‘…My cup runs over.’ Psalm 23:5 NKJV Paul writes, ‘Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think…’ (Ephesians 3:20 NKJV) Our God is a God of abundance! In Scripture, the overflowing cup is a powerful symbol. As long as your cup was kept full you were …Read More

Fresh Oil

‘…You anoint my head with oil…’ Psalm 23:5 NKJV The shepherd anoints his sheep with oil for two purposes. First, to repel insects. If allowed to deposit their eggs into the soft membrane of a sheep’s nose they can drive the sheep insane; the ewes stop giving milk and the lambs stop growing. So the …Read More

Victory Over the Enemy

‘You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies…’ Psalm 23:5 NKJV To protect his sheep the shepherd must constantly be on the lookout for a small, brown snake called the adder that can pop up out of its hole, bite the sheep and kill them. And that’s what the Lord has …Read More

Facing Death with Confidence

‘Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me…’ Psalm 23:4 NKJV One day Jesus will come and take each of us to His house. ‘How do we get there?’ you ask. ‘Through the valley of the shadow of death.’ This verse is …Read More

It’s All About Him!

‘…for His name’s sake.’ Psalm 23:3 NKJV Have you ever asked, ‘How could God use someone like me?’ The Psalmist answers, ‘For His name’s sake’! Only one name counts–and it’s not yours! With the same intensity that God hates pride, He loves humility. His Word says, ‘…God opposes the proud but gives grace to the …Read More

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