Category Archives: Job

You will be secure, because there is hope

The law made nothing perfect, and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God. … We have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe. … Continue reading

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Those who are kind benefit themselves

The cruel bring ruin on themselves. … Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. … May the LORD show you kindness, as you have shown kindness.

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We have peace with God

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety. … The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. … The meek will inherit the land and enjoy … Continue reading

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Will you keep to the old path that the wicked have trod?

There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death … The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. … A person’s steps are directed by the Lord. How … Continue reading

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It is by faith you stand firm

Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. … The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.

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I desire to do your will, my God

I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. … Desire without knowledge is not good—how much more will … Continue reading

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One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper

Before a downfall the heart is haughty. … Each heart knows its own bitterness. … Even in laughter the heart may ache, and rejoicing may end in grief. … The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not … Continue reading

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I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity

I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to … Continue reading

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The soothing tongue is a tree of life …

… but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit. // As long as I have life within me, the breath of God in my nostrils, my lips will not say anything wicked, and my tongue will not utter lies.

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Year-End Benedictions – 3

May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

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