Category Archives: PASSION Virtues

God’s Blessings on the Humble

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. – II … Continue reading

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Thanking God for Himself

Today I want to thank God that he is: A Saving God – Isaiah 1:18 Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are … Continue reading

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God Is Greater

In Isaiah 33, God reminds us that he is greater than all the things that come against us. He Is Our Strength (v2) – He is our arm of strength for daily life. He gives us strength in the midst … Continue reading

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Consider Our Dependence Upon God

To grow in humility, we need to renew our minds with Biblical truth and train ourselves for godliness. Nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath … Continue reading

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Consider Our Smallness Before God

Back in July, I wrote a post on growing in humility. In it, I looked at two general principles for growing in humility: renewing our minds with Biblical truth and training ourselves for godliness. My plan was to then begin … Continue reading

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Growing in Humility

Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you. … Continue reading

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The Proud Ways of Man

For you have rejected your people, the house of Jacob, because they are full of things from the east and of fortune-tellers like the Philistines, and they strike hands with the children of foreigners. Their land is filled with silver … Continue reading

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Rejoice in the Lord

Where can we find a lasting joy? We find it first and foremost in the Lord. Paul tells us to rejoice in the Lord (Philippians 3:1). Lest we miss it, he says it again in the next chapter – twice … Continue reading

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Are You a Joyful Person?

Philippians is often referred to as the epistle of joy. Fourteen times in this short book we find the words “joy” and “rejoice.” Paul rejoices and he calls his readers to rejoice. Which raises the question: Are you a joyful … Continue reading

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We Can Have Great Peace in a World of Things

Paul tells us that he is content whether he faces plenty or hunger, abundance or need (Philippians 4:11-13). He is at peace with a lot or a little. And we too are called to be at peace whether we have … Continue reading

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