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Good Life Journal - Psalm 69

Scripture: Psalm 69:16 Answer my prayers, O Lord, for your unfailing love is wonderful. Take care of me, for your mercy is so plentiful. Observation: The psalmist's only response to the treatment by his enemies is to keep praying to God for his rescue. God's love is unfailing and wonderful. The psalmist also seeks shelter and protection from God whose mercy abounds. A...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 34

Scripture: Psalm 34:1 I will bless the Lord at all times;his praise shall continually be in my mouth. Observation: The Psalmist makes the declaration that all times are appropriate for him to bless the Lord. He clarifies that his way of blessing the Lord is to praise him with his lips. Application: If I were to write this psalm it would sound something like this, I wi...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 22

Scripture: Psalm 22:22 29 I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will praise you. v. 29 All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship; before him shall bow all who go down to the dust, even the one who could not keep himself alive. Observation: The Psalm is considered a Messianic Psalm due to its prophetic tones and thoughts that...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 16

Scripture: Vs. 2 "I say to the Lord, 'You are my Lord;I have no good apart from you'." Vs. 4 "The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply." Vs. 8 "I have set the Lord always before me" Vs. 9 "Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;my flesh also dwells secure." Vs. 11 "You make known to me the path of life;in your presence there is fu...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 8

Scripture: Psalm 8:3-4 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Observation: The psalmist looks around at all of creation and wonders why God cares about mankind. All creation is majestic, yet mankind is full of deceit, da...

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Good Life Journal -John 20

Scripture: John 20:21 Again he said, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you." Observation: As the resurrected Jesus appeared to the disciples, who in fear were meeting behind closed doors, Jesus greeted them with "Peace be with you." While this was a customary Jewish greeting, Jesus meant for the peace of the risen messiah to be with his fol...

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Good Life Journal - John 21

Scripture: "Now there are also many other things that Jesus did; were every one of them to be written, I suppose that that world itself could not contain the books that would be written..." John 21:25 Observation: By this scripture reference there was more that happened when Jesus walked the earth than what was written. Inspires the imagination but should I engage in im...

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Good Life Journal - John 19

Scripture: John 19:11 11 Jesus answered him, "You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin Observation: Jesus is in the last days of his life. He knows his outcome and he knows the people that are fulfilling his fate. Even at the end of his life he is doing ministry. He ...

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Good Life Journal - John 17

Scripture: John 17:14-16 "14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.[a]16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.." Observation: Believers are not of this world. We are not of...

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Good Life Journal - John 18

Scripture: John18:8 Jesus answered, "I told you that I am he. So, if you seek me, let these men go." Observation: As Jesus is arrested he protects his disciples. Even in the most pressure filled and painful moment of Jesus' life he constantly put other before himself. Application: I once heard it said that when your life is "squeezed" or under pressure, the character ...

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