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When There Is No Hope

How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!  Lamentations 1:1 The Book of Lamentations is full of travailing over the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. In the […]

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Determined to Build

And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom. 2 Chronicles 2:1 Solomon was determined to build a house for God. It was his purpose, handed down from his father, David. Solomon’s temple was seen as incredibly beautiful. No expense was spared. It was assembled […]

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This Is My Fight

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 The war we fight is not man vs man. We do not pin sin on an individual or […]

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My Meditation

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.  Psalms 1:1 Building an atmosphere of Godliness is an important component of an individual’s walk with God. Seeking the presence of God grounds us, focuses us and […]

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Reap the Whirlwind

Hosea is the first of the minor prophet that we encounter in the Bible and is considered the voice of his generation. The time Hosea was alive and prophesied was during the crumbling and downfall of Israel. His primary focus was discussing the relationship between Israel and God. In the first 3 chapters, God commands […]

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Blessed for Devotion

Zadok was a high priest, who served David during the revolt of Absalom. During the revolt, he carried the ark of the covenant with him. Later, in a time of transition, Adonijah attempted to declare himself King. Instead, David order Zadok to anoint Solomon King. In every time of upheaval, Zadok proved himself faithful to […]

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Where do I go?

Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. Ruth 1:1 The story of Ruth begins, not with Ruth, but Elimelech, the […]

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Cleanse Me, God

John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.Mark 1:3-4 John the Baptist belonged to a Jewish sect […]

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Struggles in Prison

Philemon 1:1Greetings from Paul, a prisoner for Jesus Christ, and from Timothy, our brother. To Philemon, our dear friend and worker with us.  One of the most striking features that I appreciate about Paul, was that he was never one to sit and be still. Even though he was imprisoned, he refused to be quiet. […]

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The Prayer of a Desperate Man

2 Kings 18:1Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign.  One of the noteworthy kings that reigned in Judah was Hezekiah. The Bible states, “He trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so that […]