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Good Life Journal - Matthew 7

Scripture: Matthew 7:3-5 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but donot notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, Let me take the speck out of your eye, when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye...

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Good Life Journal - Matthew 6

Scripture: "Beware (or be aware) 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...do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing so that your giving may be in secret...And when you pray do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do for they think that they ...

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Good Life Journal - Matthew 5

Scripture: Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Observation: Jesus is telling the disciples how to live a life of character that will point others to God. We are not to be followers of Christ by living unchanged just like those who do not believe. Through ...

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Good Life Journal - Matthew 4

Scripture: Matthew 4:2And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry Matthew 4:11Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him. Observation: Jesus' humanity is on full display in this passage. He is hungry, tired, weak. This is when the enemy comes to tempt Him. However we see in vs. 11 that at any moment the angels could ...

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Good Life Journal - Matthew 3

Scripture: "But when he (John) saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism he said to them, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?Bear fruit in keeping with repentance and do not presume to say to yourselves "We have Abraham as our father" for I tell you God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham."I bapt...

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Good Life Journal - Matthew 2

Scripture: Matthew 2:3-6,13-18When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: "'And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among ...

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Good Life Journal - Matthew 1

Scripture: Matthew 1 Vs 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, beforethey came togethershe was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Vs 19And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. Vs 20 But as he considered these things, behold,...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 132

Scripture: Psalm 132:7 Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool! Observation: The psalmist is declaring the chosen people and land of God and also the response that should take place of the people. He shows his distress but also his response. Application: I think of one word when I read this today, Humility. Let us go to his dwelling pla...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 130

Scripture: "Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord!O Lord: hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy! If You, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord who could stand? But with You there is forgiveness that You may be feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits and in His word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 127

Scripture: Psalm 127:3-5Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. Observation: The Psalmist is telling us that all things come from the grac...

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