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  1. - Give Me Understanding –

    Psalm 119:34, “Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart”
    James 1:22, “Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves”

    I’ll begin this devotional with a story of James E. Rogan. While he was a U. S. Representative from the 27th District of California, he was faced with a crucial decision. He had been elected by the slimmest of margins in an area that usually voted for the other ...
  2. - Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus –

    Romans 10:13, “Whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved”
    1 John 1:7, “The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin”

    I want to share with you today another old time favorite hymn I enjoy to sing. It was written by Helen H. Lemmel, born November 14, 1863 in Wardle, England. She was the daughter of a Methodist minister who emigrated from England with her family to America when she was 12 years old. They settled in Mississippi ...
  3. commentary

    I've come to the conclusion that complete freedom is unattainable.

    If everybody was free to do whatever they wanted, many people would quickly try to enslave other people. It wouldn't necessarily be racially motivated. Many people would want to have as many slaves as possible. They wouldn't necessarily care about the race of the potential slaves.

    This would, of course, rob those people of ANY kind of freedom.

    The end result would be, one way or another, ...
  4. - Strangers in a Familiar Land –

    Hebrews 11:13, “All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth”

    Have you ever felt uncomfortable, out of place, like you just didn't belong? Perhaps you went somewhere in casual clothes, while everyone else was in more formal attire, and you felt rather conspicuous and out of it. Or maybe you ...
  5. SHOOT'N FROM THE HIP: Fear.... Or fear?

    Mat 10:28 KJVAnd fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
    1Jn 4:18 KJV
    There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

    Fear.... That blinding emotion that has us bracing for the worst.... That thing which allowed satan to destroy everything God had given Job.... That dart that immobilizes ...