Monthly Archives: January 2016

God Is Near the Humbled

 But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds. Psalm 73:28 Abraham Lincoln once said, “I have been driven many times upon my … Continue reading

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His Great Mercy

Remember, O Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you are good, O Lord. Psalm 25:6-7 When … Continue reading

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Act Justly

I have done what is righteous and just; do not leave me to my oppressors. Psalm 119:121 During the winter months, I go overboard feeding the songbirds that populate the landscape here at the Hornback Homestead. I have five feeders … Continue reading

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For Goodness Sake

You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:68 As a child I can remember visiting my grandparents during the summer months and enjoying life on their farm. It was a delight to have … Continue reading

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Do What Is Good

Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He has showed you, O man, … Continue reading

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God Hears and Encourages

You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more. Psalm 10:17-18 My … Continue reading

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Mutually Encouraged

I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong – that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. Romans 1:11-12 On Thursday evening I … Continue reading

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Encouragement from the Scriptures

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4 The renown Particular Baptist preacher of the 19th century, Charles Haddon … Continue reading

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Build Each Other Up

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 The Apostle Paul understood more than anyone else the hardships and trials the new church at Thessalonica would experience. He had … Continue reading

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Fellow Workers

We sent Timothy, who is our brother and God’s fellow worker in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith, so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. 1 Thessalonians 3:2-3 In the … Continue reading

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