Our Purpose

Genesis 50:20 = “But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” We are familiar that this verse was dealing with the situation that the Israelites found themselves in while living in Egypt. Joseph had…

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III John, verse 4 says “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” As Nancy and I were having devotions the other day we were reading III John. As we read that book our minds and hearts were drawn to that particular verse and the blessing and joy our…

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Deuteronomy 19:10 = “That innocent blood be not shed in the land, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.” I heard the story of a man that was accused of a crime, confess to the judge that he was guilty as charged and deserved to go…

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Psalms 127; 3 = “Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is His reward.” The word translated “heritage” is from the Hebrew word “nachalah” and is often translated “inheritance”, or even more properly “a heirloom”. In other words, God gives children to parents as His gift to carry…

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Ecclesiastes 3:1 = “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” The word “time” actually refers to a period of existence. In other words, “an occasion where something might happen.” The year 2020 is a leap year so that means the year will have an extra 24…

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Isaiah 9:6 = “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:…” Those were profound prophet- ical words passed on to us through the prophet, Isaiah revealing to us God’s plan of providing for mankind a Savior that would deliver us from the penalty of our sins and give us the assuring hope…

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Psalms 56:3 = “What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee.” One thing that seems to stand out to me as I read the Psalms is that the writers are very aware of the presence of God and they are taking into account what He desires of them. As I serve as chaplain…

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I Corinthians 5:10 = “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ….” When the apostle Paul penned these words under the inspiration of God, he considered this a positive thought. In verse 8 he declares “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be…

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Proverbs 3:9 & 1= “Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine in-crease: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”  I just finished filling out a donation letter to VCY America for their upcoming “Days of Praise” share-a-thon. Nancy and…

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John 10:10b = “….I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” The context of this statement was that Jesus was comparing Himself to thieves and robbers. Their goal was to kill and destroy while His was to not only give us life , but abundant life. In…

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