The Way of Sinners | Psalm 1:1

nor stands in the way of sinners Psalm 1:1 ESV As we have noted, this first verse of Psalm 1 gives us a picture of the blessed man by way of negation, stating what he is not like. It then began by saying that he does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, meaning …

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Behold, I Long for Your Precepts | Psalm 119:40

Behold, I long for your precepts;in your righteousness give me life! Psalm 119:40 ESV To conclude the He stanza, the psalmist cries out to the LORD, behold, I long for your precepts. This is no new idea to Psalm 119. In verse 20, he declared, “My soul is consumed with longing for your rules at …

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Biblical Wisdom

The LORD Weighs the Heart | Proverbs 21:2

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,but the LORD weighs the heart. Proverbs 21:2 ESV As this verse states, self-justification comes all too easy. For example, I immediately condemn the driver who cuts me off, but whenever I cut someone off, then it is justified as being either an accident or …

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The King Has Come

I Came Not to Call the Righteous, But Sinners | Mark 2:13-17

He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them. And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. And as he reclined at …

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Biblical Wisdom

Bold as a Lion | Proverbs 28:1

The wicked flee when no one pursues,but the righteous are bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:1 Why do the wicked flee when no one pursues them? Their guilt keeps them from all peace. They are constantly on the run because they know that others have reason to pursue them. Or at least their own conscience …

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Him Who Sits on the Throne

The Righteousness & Justice of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-0Mg2NM4Ek Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;steadfast love and faithfulness go before you. Psalm 89:14 ESV Matthew 25 concludes with these words of Jesus: When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered …

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Praying Like Paul | Philippians 1:9-11

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. …

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Vanity Under the Sun

The Vanity of Righteousness & Wisdom Under the Sun | Ecclesiastes 7:15-24

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Ecclesiastes 7:15 | In my vain life I have seen everything. There is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his evildoing. Ecclesiastes 7:23 | All this I have tested by wisdom. I said, “I will be …

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Giving | Matthew 6:1-4

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 6:1) Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the …

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