Category: Spiritual Digest

And Mordecai the Jew Sitting at the Gate (image by Yossi Stern)

Small Things Matter!

Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to king Xerxes, preeminent among the Jews, and held in high esteem by his many fellow Jews, because he worked for the good of his people and spoke up for the welfare of all the Jews. Esther 10:3 Perhaps you are like me. I often wish I had a powerful position and influence […]

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The fruit of the spirit painting, colorfully hand painted by Sheila A. Smith

Blessed to be adopted

Because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. Rom. 8:14 Although all human beings were created by God, only a handful are His sons and daughters. Sin, which led to the fall of man resulted in God disowning us and our relationship with God was broken. God in His mercy, however, provided a path […]

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Simon Bening, Labors of the Months and harvest - September, from a Flemish Book of hours (Bruges, Peasants in the 16th century from Wikimedia Commons)

It is pay day!

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom. 6:23 Then we sow crops, we expect a harvest that is many times more than we planted. As a farmer looks forward to a bountiful harvest, so every worker looks forward to wages which are compensation for work done. […]

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Do Not Make Prayer a Prelude

Do Not Make Prayer a Prelude

But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat. Neh. 4:9 There are three ways Christians respond to difficult situations. The first group employs all resources at their disposal to resolve the issue. When that fails, they remember there is God, and that is when they pray. The second group has a […]

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Is Man Getting Better or Worse?

Is Man Getting Better or Worse?

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Rom. 3:23 There are many who hold the notion that man is basically good. Some even go further to claim that man will continue to get better and eventually create a utopia here on earth. Man was not only good but perfect from the time of creation until […]

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Rebuilding the Wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3-4). Wood engraving, published in 1886. Nehemiah along with those who returned from Babylonia sought to reclaim Judah's former glory, despite major challenges (Images by ZU_09/Getty Images)

What is at Stake?

When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. Nehemiah 1:4 Nehemiah was a slave in Babylon but had such a good position as the king’s cup bearer that he could have easily forgotten his devastated homeland. Unlike the lightning speed of news globally today […]

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If You Are Good, Then You Are God!

If You Are Good, Then You Are God!

As it is written: ‘There is no one righteous, not even one.’ Rom. 3:10 This verse is humbling and an indictment of the character of man since the fall. From the time of Adam after the fall till today our world has not and cannot produce one righteous person. Even an infant that dies one minute after birth cannot be […]

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I Will Boast In Christ – Hillsong Worship (Hillsong Music Publishing)

Is Your Boasting About God Real?

There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions. Ezra 8:21 Many of us boast about the power of our God and rightly so. We say that He can move mountains, heal, deliver, uproot ungodly […]

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Fully Loaded 'Green' Leaders

Fully Loaded ‘Green’ Leaders

Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. Acts 20:32 Looking back at the Church in the first century there is no doubt that it thrived despite the circumstances they were in. If they had fail, we will not […]

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Best Way to Serve God!

Best Way to Serve God!

For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the Lord, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel. Ezra 7:10 Ezra was a priest called and set apart by God to serve just like all other priests from the Levitical line. But unlike his contemporaries, Ezra made a personal decision to: devote himself […]

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