Category Archives: goodness

great and good

great and good Psalm 89:5-18 (JDV) Psalm 89:5 Yahveh, the sky praises your wonders – your reliability also – in the assembly of the sacred ones.Psalm 89:6 Yes, who in the sky can compare with the Lord? Who among the … Continue reading

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decision training

Ephesians 5:9-10 (JDV) Ephesians 5:9 because the fruit of the light consists of all goodness, righteousness, and truth – Ephesians 5:10 evaluating1 what is pleasing to the Lord. decision training We are used to evaluating our life options based on … Continue reading

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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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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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