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Fear of God vs. Fear of Man

Saul admitted that he had disobeyed out of fear of his men (24). This is a common problem and it keeps many leaders from greatness.  When we fear man more than we fear God—when we give in to the whims of the people instead of holding true to what we know God has called us to do—we give in to a spirit of fear and intimidation and God’s will is abandoned for something more to the people’s liking. Continue reading

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Never Ending Cycle

What happens when God’s people turn away from God’s commands and do whatever is right in their own eyes? That seems to be the question that the writer of Judges is trying to answer. The answer? In short: Chaos. The pages of Judges are filled with missed opportunities, deceit, destruction, and death. Continue reading

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Drifting

Drifting is subtle and it is dangerous. Spiritual drifting takes place through a series of small compromises. One small compromise leads to another, which leads to another, which leads to another. Usually the compromises seem innocent at first–we barely notice that they are making an impact on our spiritual life. But over time, the small compromises add up and we find ourselves in trouble. Continue reading

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Time After Time (July 25)

How quickly we forget. The children of Israel had plenty of opportunities to learn. Time after time, they saw the faithfulness of God – his miraculous intervention. Time after time, they drifted from wholehearted devotion and proved rebellious and unfaithful. Continue reading

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Faithful to the Unfaithful (Dec 5)

In this extraordinary prophetic act, God is demonstrating his unrelenting faithfulness to his people in spite of their repeated acts of unfaithfulness. Continue reading

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Fear of God vs. Fear of Man (May 14)

May 14 Fear of God vs. Fear of Man Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 69:5-12 | 1 Samuel 15:1-16:23 | John 8:1-20 | Proverbs 15:8-10 Today’s Scripture Focus:  1 Samuel 15:1-16:23 Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as … Continue reading

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Never Ending Cycle (Apr 24)

April 24 Never Ending Cycle Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 59:6-13 | Judges 2:10-3:31 | Luke 22:14-34 | Proverbs 14:22 Today’s Scripture Focus: Judges 2 Then the LORD raised up judges, who saved them out of the hands of these raiders. 17 … Continue reading

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Fear of God vs. Fear of Man (May 14)

May 14 Fear of God vs. Fear of Man Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 69:5-12 | 1 Samuel 15:1-16:23 | John 8:1-20 | Proverbs 15:8-10 Today’s Scripture Focus: 1 Samuel 15:1-16:23 Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as … Continue reading

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Never Ending Cycle (Apr 24)

April 24 Never Ending Cycle Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 59:6-13 | Judges 2:10-3:31 | Luke 22:14-34 | Proverbs 14:22 Today’s Scripture Focus: Judges 2 Then the LORD raised up judges, who saved them out of the hands of these raiders. 17 … Continue reading

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Drifting (Oct 31)

October 31 Drifting Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 119:73-80 | Lamentations 4:1-5:22 | Hebrews 2:1-18 | Proverbs 26:23 Today’s Scripture Focus: Hebrews 2:1-18 “We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift … Continue reading

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