Category Archives: self-control

passion and shame

passion and shame Deuteronomy 22:28-30 (JDV) Deuteronomy 22:28 If a man encounters a young woman, a virgin who is not engaged, takes hold of her and rapes her, and they are discovered, Deuteronomy 22:29 the man who raped her is … 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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hot hearts

devotional post # 2114 Hosea 7:4-11 Hos 7:4 They are all cheaters; they are like a heated oven whose baker can stop stirring the fire, from the kneading of the dough until it is leavened. Hos 7:5 On the day … Continue reading

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legacy of loss

Leviticus 21:13-15 Lev 21:13 And he will take a wife in her virginity. Lev 21:14 A widow, or a divorced woman, or a woman who has been defiled, or a prostitute, these he will not marry. But he will take … Continue reading

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too far

1 Corinthians 10:19-22 1Co 10:19 What am I saying then? That something offered to idols is real, or that an idol is real? 1Co 10:20 Instead, I am saying that what they sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to … Continue reading

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distracted by desire

1 Corinthians 7:36-40 1Co 7:36 But if anyone thinks that he is not behaving properly toward his fiancé, if his passions are strong, and so it has to be, let him do what he wants to; he is not sinning. … Continue reading

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worry engines

1 Corinthians 7:32-35 1Co 7:32 But I want you to be free from unnecessary worry. One who is unmarried worries about the things of the Lord, how he may accommodate the Lord; 1Co 7:33 but one who is married worries … Continue reading

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church without competition

RESIST RIVALRIES 1 Corinthians 1:10-13 10 But I am also appealing to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same way, and there be no schisms among you, but that you be … Continue reading

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the last word

DON’T LOSE PERSPECTIVE Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 9 Since he had the advantage of being a wise man, the collector also taught the people knowledge; and he compared, searched out and arranged many proverbs. 10 The collector sought to find appropriate words … Continue reading

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staying diligent

QUIT YOUR LAZINESS AND COMPLAINING Ecclesiastes 10:18-20 18 Going soft makes the roof sag, and due to idle hands the house springs leaks. 19 People make bread for laughing times, and wine to gladden lives, and making money keeps us … Continue reading

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