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Category Archives: Reflections

Walk with Christ to the Cross

Lent begins on March 6th this year with Ash Wednesday, and it’s almost in sight. It’s a season of reflection and meditation, a perfect time to renew our knowledge of and devotion to God’s Word just as Psalm 119:15 instructs: I meditate on your precepts     and consider your ways. (NIV) For many centuries, Christians have used the season […]

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Let Justice Run Down Like Water

“I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing” (Isaiah 61:8) “Wrongdoing” includes any form of injustice, including personal bias and discrimination. Those are the things that trigger God’s hatred—and should trigger ours. Appeals to God’s justice have resonated for centuries in the pages of God’s Word. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The […]

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The Source of True Hope

By Cynthia Ruchti In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. — 1 Peter 1:3 (NIV) “What is it about this family and hope?” my youngest grandson asked. “We have a cousin named Hope, and there’s hope everywhere in this house!” […]

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The Key to a Real, Unshakable Faith

By Charles Colson Boris Kornfeld is the great paradox personified. A Jew who betrayed the faith of his fathers. A doctor whose years of training were senselessly wasted. A political idealist whose utopian vision led only to a barren Siberian prison. A prisoner who gave up his life for nothing more than a loaf of […]

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Finding Those Nuggets of Beauty in the Midst of Dark Days

By Kim Taylor Henry Those who seek me find me. . . . My fruit is better than fine gold. —Proverbs 8:17, 19 (NIV) “No matter how awful my day has been, there are always some gifts of beauty in it, however small. Every night I review my day and ask God to help me […]

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Get Out of the Middle of the Road

By Chrystal Evans Hurst The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 In my midtwenties, I took a business trip to San Francisco. I had been asked to go receive training for a new job. I’d never been to the city before and decided to stay […]

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Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation: An Interview with Robert J. Morgan

Do you long to deepen your intimacy with God? How can contemplating, visualizing, and personalizing the Bible help you find a sense of soul-steadying peace? [Sign up for the Biblical Meditation free email devotional] Bible Gateway interviewed Robert J. Morgan (@robertjmorgan) about his book, Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation: Find True Peace in […]

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Getting Out of Your Own Way

by Sanya Richards-Ross If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else. GALATIANS 6:3–4 I really thought they would cancel the race. I didn’t realize they sold tickets and that there […]

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26 Bible Verses of Comfort and Courage

When you need comfort and encouragement, the Bible is an excellent place to turn. Here are 26 Bible verses that will bring you comfort in the midst of whatever trials life throws at you. Bible Verses to Comfort and Courage You Job 5:11 (NKJV) He sets on high those who are lowly, and those who […]

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Resurrection Life: Guest Post by Mark L. Strauss

Dr. D.A. Carson unpacked the biblical theology of the resurrection on Desiring God’s Ask Pastor John podcast. The New International Version of the Bible translation is available in a variety of editions, one of which is the NIV Zondervan Study Bible (website). A team of more than 60 contributors crafted study notes, book and section […]

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