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Avoid That Slip

Charles Spurgeon Then you will walk on your way securely, and your foot will not stumble. Proverbs 3:23 ESV That is to say, if we follow the ways of wisdom and holiness we shall be preserved in them. He who travels by daylight along the highway is under some protection. There is a way for…

Are You Addicted To Your Phone?

Tim Challis Compulsive [kəm-ˈpəl-siv] adjective: “resulting from or relating to an irresistible urge, especially one that is against one’s conscious wishes.” I’ve recently been thinking about compulsion, especially as it relates to one of the most incredible devices ever made: the smartphone. A little bit of self-analysis shows that the way I use my smartphone…

Good News Hearts in a Bad News World

Scotty Smith Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Their hearts are secure; they will have no fear. Psalm 112:6-8 (NIV) Heavenly Father, we crave the heart King David describes in this Psalm—especially as…

Good Friday?

Scotty Smith And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34 Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matt. 27:46 “It is finished.” John 19:30 Lord Jesus, it’s hard not to feel conflicted…

Life Has Not Been Easy

Tim Challies   There is something satisfying about complaining, isn’t there? Even though we know it’s sinful, we still find a sick satisfaction in it. For some reason, airing our grievances seems to be a form of therapy. It does not take much to reveal the discontentment that lurks just beneath the surface of our…

Mouth Mercy

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. Prov. 15:1-2   Lord Jesus, as with all the Scriptures, this passage makes us immediately think of you. No one is more filled with kindness and gentle…

The Truth About Suffering

Joni Eareckson Tada “For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him.” Philippians 1:29 You will hear some believers say, “Although God can turn our trials into good, He doesn’t wish hard times on us, let alone send them. What He…

Being Right In Relationships

Ed Welch I hate marital tension, especially during a night out or a vacation. I realize that no time is convenient for it, but still, I would prefer it didn’t intrude into times that are officially designated for rest and mutual enjoyment. My wife and I were on a short holiday at the beach. I…