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Flaming Torches and Living Promises

Flaming Torches and Living Promises

Doubt. He’s a nosy neighbor. He’s an unwanted visitor. He’s an obnoxious guest. Just when you were all prepared for a weekend of relaxation… just when you pulled off your work clothes and climbed into your Bermuda shorts… just when you unfolded the lawn chair and sat down with a magazine and a glass of

Judgment Is God’s Job

Wait for the LORD, and He will make things right. — Proverbs 20:22 Some of you are in the courtroom. The courtroom of complaint. Some of you are rehashing the same hurt every chance you get with anyone who will listen. For you, I have this question: Who made you God? I don’t mean to

Judging Others Hastily

Editor’s Note: Today’s devotional is excerpted from A Jane Austen Devotional, beginning with this selection from Pride and Prejudice. * * * Mr. Bingley was good looking and gentlemanlike; he had a pleasant countenance and easy, unaffected manners. His brother-in-law, Mr. Hurst, merely looked the gentleman; but his friend Mr. Darcy soon drew the attention of the room

Is My Pain Talking?

We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. — 2 Corinthians 10:5 Thought for the Day: Our Lord doesn’t whisper shameful condemnations. Have you ever been in a situation where something little felt really big? Maybe a look from someone that suddenly makes you feel they don’t like you at all. Or when someone doesn’t return

How Could Jesus Be a Friend of Sinners?

I wrote a song called “Jesus, Friend of Sinners” for Casting Crowns’ album The Well. It showed my frustration with the wrong picture of Jesus we believers have given the world. It also vented my feelings about the anger we exhibit toward lost people for sinning. Write down that sentence when you have a moment and read it out loud. We’re angry at

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