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Good Life Journal - Psalm 117-118

Scripture: For great is His steadfast love toward us and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever...Out of my distress I called on the Lord: the Lord answered me and set me free...You are my God and I will give thanks to You; You are my God (and) I will extol You. Oh give thanks to the Lord for He is good for His steadfast love endures forever! Excerpts from Ps 117:2a...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 115

Scripture: Psalm 115:1Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! Observation: The psalmist rejects the praise of men that is due only to God. He deserves glory for both His Love and His Faithfulness! Application: The praise of men is something that people long for. It feels good to be praised b...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 111

Scripture: Vs 2Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them. Vs 3Full of splendor and majesty is his work, 4He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered 6He has shown his people the power of his works 7The works of his hands are faithful and just; 10The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a goo...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 107

Scripture: Psalm 107:33-34 He turns rivers into a desert, springs of water into thirsty ground, A fruitful land into a salty waste, because of the evil of its inhabitants.Observation: The Psalmist has for many verses has explained and made clear the sinfulness of people and the deliverance of God. He delivered them from their distress is a constant theme thus far a...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 103

Scripture: Psalm 103:11-12 - For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love to toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. Observation: God's love for us in enormous, never changing to those who submit to Him and fear the Lord. God does not deal with us based on our ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 106

Scripture: So He saved them from the hand of the foe and redeemed them from the power of the enemy. And the waters covered their adversaries-not one of them were left. THEN they believed His words; they sang His praise.But then they soon forgot His works..." Ps 106:10-13a.Observation: The Psalmist is recounting the works of the Lord. He also is recounting His ways. Wor...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 92

Scripture: Psalm 92:4For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. Observation: Worship is a result of the character and actions of God. His works cause us to respond in gladness and singing. Application: The Lord is good. He is majestic. He is Holy. He is righteous. He is gracious. He is worthy to be worshipped. A couple...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 97

Scripture - "For you, O Lord, are most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods." Observation - Psalm 97 is all about the supremacy of God. The chapter describes how the Lord reigns over the earth. He is sovereign, in control, righteous, and worthy to be worshipped. Application - Life can so often be filled with anxiety and wondering. Psalm 97 serve...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 23

Scripture: Luke 23 Vs 3 And Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" And he answered him, "You have said so." Vs 8 When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard about him, and he was hoping to see some sign done by him. Vs 9 So he questioned him at some length, but he (Jesus) made no answer. Vs 10 The c...

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Good Life Journal - Luke 22 1-38

Scripture : A dispute also arose among them as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest? And He said to them: "The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them and those in authority over them are called "benefactors." But not so with you. Rather let the greatest among you become as the youngest and the leaders as one who serves. For who is the greater: on...

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