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Monday’s Verse, 2/6/23

Jesus answered, ” … the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” John 18:37 NIV

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Sunday’s Memory Verse, 2/5/23

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 Read full chapter

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What Are You Listening To?

Someone I love claims to be an atheist. In our discussions about God, it is obvious to me that he is well-read in pro-atheist apologetics. It is clear where he looks for truth, and it isn’t in the Bible.

I would venture to say that one could find support for just about anything one wants to believe. (I considered listing all the crazy things people believe today, but you probably already know what many of them are.)

What you read and listen to (whether it is true or not) does have a tremendous influence on what you believe. That’s because human beings tend to go along with the crowd. Even science backs this up.

In his article, The Science Behind Why People Follow the Crowd, Henderson says, “One lesson from social psychology is the influence others have on us. Research shows we do not have as much control over our thoughts and behavior as we think.”

Research shows that people are greatly influenced by what those around them think and who they listen to.

But there is only one way to find truth and that is in God’s Word, the Bible. We don’t have to wonder if the beliefs put forth in our culture are true or not. God has given us His Word to teach us.

“Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.” 1 Corinthians 3:18-19 NIV

I am thankful that God has given us His precious Word. The longer I live, the more I understand how important it is to life and godliness. Have you ever, in your lifetime, seen such rampant deception as we see today?

“The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.” 1 Timothy 4:1-2 NIV

Reading and studying the Bible is a vital discipline for the follower of Christ. Do you consider yourself a mature Christian? Why? On what do you base your claim? One can only become a mature Christian by studying God’s Word. And that requires discipline. In other words, we have to discipline ourselves to study God’s Word.

The foremost of the disciplines is that involving the Word of God and constitutes the reading, study, memorization, and meditation of Scripture. If this discipline is neglected, no other effort to discipline ourselves will be successful because we simply do not have the power to overcome the resistance of the sin nature in which our new natures reside. Nor do we have the power to overcome the resistance of demonic influences whose aim is always to separate us from the only means of spiritual growth, the Word of God.

GotQuestions.org (emphasis mine)

In these times, there is a great need for Christians to have discernment. Discernment comes from knowing God’s Word, the Bible. The more we study God’s Word, the more our ability to discern will grow and develop.

Love, Cindy

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The Science Behind Why People Follow the Crowd, Rob Henderson

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Friday’s Verse, 2/3/23

“One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.” Acts 16:14 NIV (emphasis mine)

When you are praying for someone to accept Jesus, ask the Lord to open their heart to respond to the Gospel.

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Verses for Meditation, 2/2/23

“Blessed are those who find wisdom,
    those who gain understanding,
14 for she is more profitable than silver
    and yields better returns than gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies;
    nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 Long life is in her right hand;
    in her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are pleasant ways,
    and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her;
    those who hold her fast will be blessed.” Proverbs 3:13-18 NIV

Love, Cindy

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Quote of the Week, 2/1/23

Every time that good is called evil and evil called good, truth is a casualty. And as we draw closer ro Christ’s return, the downward spiral will accelerate.”

Steve Miller, FORESHADOWS, 12 Megaclues That Jesus’ Return Is Nearer Than Ever

“Woe to those who call evil good
    and good evil,
who put darkness for light
    and light for darkness” Isaiah 5:20 NIV

Steve Miller’s book, Foreshadows, is excellent and I highly recommend it. You can order it here.

Love, Cindy

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Tuesday’s Verse, 1/31/23

“Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.” Psalm 25:5 NIV

Love, Cindy

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Monday’s Verse, 1/30/23

“but let the one who boasts boast about this:
    that they have the understanding to know me,
that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness,
    justice and righteousness on earth,
    for in these I delight,”
declares the Lord.
” Jeremiah 9:24 NIV (emphasis mine)

We will know Him through His Word.

Love, Cindy

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Sunday’s Memory Verse, 1/29/23

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.[a] Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

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Friday’s Verse, 1/27/23

“For in the day of trouble
    he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
    and set me high upon a rock.” Psalm 27:5 NIV Read full chapter

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