Category Archives: goodness

what we were recreated for

Ephesians 2:8-10 (JDV) Ephesians 2:8 You see,1 you are saved by favor through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift– Ephesians 2:9 not from achievements,2 so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:10 You see, we … Continue reading

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fruit of the Breath

Galatians 5:22-26 (JDV) Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Breath is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, Galatians 5:23 gentleness, and self-mastery. There is no law against such things. Galatians 5:24 But those who belong to Christ Jesus … Continue reading

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worship God because he is right

  Psalm 33:4-5 Psalm 33:4 Because the word of Yahveh is right, and all his work is trustworthy. Psalm 33:5 He loves righteousness and justice; the land is full of Yahveh’s covenant faithfulness. worship God because he is right We … Continue reading

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accountable

LIFE MATTERS Ecclesiastes 3:12-15 12 I figured out that there is nothing better for them than to be joyous and to do good as long as they live; 13 also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in … Continue reading

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basic goodness

Romans 13:1-5 1 Each soul is subject to the higher authorities. Because there is no authority except by God’s appointment, and the authorities that exist have been put in place by God. 2 So the opponent of such authority opposes … Continue reading

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streets full

Zechariah 8 The LORD’s rescue of his people will bring peace and prosperity.  It will be an opportunity to witness to the goodness and faithfulness of God by a display of the goodness and faithfulness of the people toward him … Continue reading

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case closed

Micah 6 The LORD calls on his people to prepare their case, and he will argue his.  He had established his nation in order to declare his glory, but they had shamed him.  All the animal sacrifices in the world … Continue reading

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being his answer

  Isaiah 58.  God said that his people sought him daily and delighted to know his ways, but their seeking — like their fasts — was pretentious. The fast was pure animistic ritual. They thought that if they only got … Continue reading

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roof lawn

Psalm 129 Rooftops were not a good place for a garden in the psalmist’s day.  Grass there would wither quickly, and there was not enough soil for a crop.  The psalmist looks upon Zion’s enemies, who were oppressing his people.  … Continue reading

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escapes

1 Samuel 23-24 Both David and Saul see narrow escapes in these chapters.  David escaped because he learned of Saul’s pursuit in time for he and his men to get out of his way.  Saul escaped because David chose not … Continue reading

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