Friendship in the Pit

Hungering for God

God looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. ~ Psalms 53:2"Are you coming to the conference?" I asked my friend."I really don't understand why I should come to this. How can I really benefit?" Was his...

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A Fleeting Shadow

Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow. ~ Psalm 144:4Every time I fly over a large body of water, I imagine opening the window of the jet and pouring out my coffee into the immense body of water below. I imagine the time that I spend on this earth...

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Avoiding Detours

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6I turned off the interstate to get gas for my car. I was returning from a speaking engagement and it...

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Faithfulness to Convict

When He comes, He will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment. John 16:8I had recently come back from a mountaintop experience. As I attempted to get back into my routine, I found a great cloud of oppression come over me. Each day I...

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Overlooking Offenses

A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense. ~ Proverbs 19:11I have a friend who tells a story of a lesson the Lord taught him through his wife. It seems that every time he and his wife would get in the car to travel somewhere, his...

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Situational Ethics

Lord, who may dwell in Your sanctuary? Who may live on Your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart. ~ Psalm 15:1-2"I cannot believe they are not going to honor my bonus agreement," said the executive...

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