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Good Life Journal - 2 Corinthians 10

Scripture: Vs 11 "Let a person understand that what we (Paul) say by letter when absent, we do when present."Vs 12 "... when they (Paul's opponents) measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding."Vs 17 "Let one who boasts, boast in the Lord." Observation: Paul is frustrated at the Corinthian church here for hav...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Corinthians 12

Scripture: 1 Cor. 12:28- 31 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But e...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Corinthians 10

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10: 13 "No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." Observation: Paul is writing to the Corinthians who are engaging in all kinds of wrongdoing, idol worship, sa...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Corinthians 8

Scripture: 1 Cor. 8:9-13"But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. For if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating in an idol's temple, will he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols? And so by your knowledge this weak person is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died. Thus, sinni...

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Good Life Journal - 1 Corinthians 9

Scripture: "I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings. Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 73

Scripture: Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand."??Psalms? ?73:23? ?ESV?? Observation: After confessing his own mistakes, sin, and disobedience, David acknowledges that God never lets him go. Application: Many times I fail. My decisions and actions are offensive to God and I don't live the way I know God has called me to or even how I think ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 71

Scripture: Psalm 71:1?-?3 NIV In you, Lord , I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your ear to me and save me. Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. Observation: PleaProtectionPraise Plea - clearly the Author (I think David, bu...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 68

Scripture: Psalm 68:5 Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. Observation: This Psalm sing the praises of God based on God's deliverance and triumphs over his enemies. The author of this psalm sings praises to God for the triumph over physical and spiritual suffering and pain. It is filled with examples of how God provides little ...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 67

Scripture: Psa. 67:1-3 May God wbe gracious to us and bless us and make his face to xshine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your zsaving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! Observation: David has had something of a change here in these psalms compared to many leading up to this. David has had a lot of...

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Good Life Journal - Psalm 63

Scripture: Psalm 63:1 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land Psalm 63:6 I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches Observation: Psalms 62 and 63 are part of "prayers for deliverance from persecution". David wrote this Psalm while he was in the wildernes...

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