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“Some day you will read in the papers that D.L. Moody, of East Northfield, is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I shall have gone up higher, that is all–out of this old clay tenement into a house that is immortal; a body that death cannot touch, that sin cannot taint, a body fashioned like unto His glorious body. I was born of the flesh in 1837. I was born of the Spirit in 1856. That which is born of the flesh may die. That which is born of the spirit will live forever.”
D. L. Moody
From: The Life of D.L. Moody by His Son
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If you could ask God for one thing…
One thing have I asked of the LORD,
that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD
and to inquire in his temple.
Psalm 27:4 ESV
what would it be?
Also: Luke 10:38-42
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Here’s why I don’t think the eclipse is a warning from God:
1. God ordained that men would be warned by His Word (see Psalm 19:7-11).
2. God ordained that men would be warned by the lives and testimony of His people (see Genesis 6:9, 7:1).
3. God ordained that the Holy Spirit would convince men of sin and righteousness and coming judgement (see John 16:8).
4. If a person isn’t affected by God’s Word or His people, a supernatural event won’t alarm him either (see Luke 16:19-31).
5. Warnings are unmistakable.
6. Warnings are unpredictable.
7. Warnings are specific.
So, go ahead, get the glasses and gather your friends. Consider God’s greatness and look! “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork” (Psalm 19:1 ESV).
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You are too much for my mind to comprehend;
You are beyond my understanding.
Thoughts of You, at times, overwhelm me,
and I wonder–How can this be?
I pray that You would not allow me
to become doubtful, but, always and only,
amazed by You.
Thank You for Your Word.
In Christ I stand,
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead.
But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not,
I am the first and the last, and the living one.
I died, and behold I am alive forevermore.”
Revelation 1:17-18a ESV
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Shout for joy,
Praise the Lord–
it suits you.
Praise befits the upright.
Psalm 33:1b ESV
Also: Psalm 33:1-5
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May God grant us grace
to see hidden beauty
as most desirable.
…but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart
with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit,
which in God’s sight is very precious.
1 Peter 3:4 ESV
Also: Proverbs 16:31, 31:30
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Plunging headfirst into a situation we’d rather avoid
is an act of faith; it’s trusting God to work, in spite of our fears.
By faith, we depend on God’s ability, rather than our own.
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses,
so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:9b ESV
Also: Hebrews 4:14-16
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There is a longing
in the heart
of every man
that will give
meaning to his
But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name
may exult in you.
Psalm 5:11 ESV
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Wait for the LORD; be strong,
and let your heart take courage;
wait for the LORD!
Psalm 27:14 ESV
It’s good to remember,
there is never a situation
where God is not in control.
God gave us the Psalms
to get us through those times–
those troubling times–
when it seems we have fallen
out of His hand.
Also: John 10:22-30
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Let there be joy.
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Psalm 90:14 NIV
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For this very reason, make every effort
to supplement your faith with virtue.
2 Peter 1:5a ESV
for further study: 2 Peter 1:3-11
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“For I will be merciful toward their iniquities,
and I will remember their sins no more.”
Hebrews 8:12 ESV
Also: Matthew 18:21-35
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He will again have compassion on us;
he will tread our iniquities underfoot.
You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.
Micah 7:19 ESV
Also: Matthew 6:14-15
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“Give us this day our daily bread.”
Matthew 6:11 ESV
See: Exodus 16:4
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Go, eat your bread with joy.
Ecclesiastes 9:7 ESV
Also: Ecclesiastes 3:12-13, 5:18-20
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Whatever you do, work heartily,
as for the Lord and not for men.
Colossians 3:23 ESV
Also: Colossians 3:17, 1 Corinthians 10:31
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Love one another with brotherly affection.
Outdo one another in showing honor.
Romans 12:10 ESV
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Know this, my beloved brothers:
let every person be quick to hear,
slow to speak, slow to anger.
James 1:19 ESV
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Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
Psalm 95:6 ESV
Also: 1 Peter 5:6
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But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy,
always being prepared to make a defense to anyone
who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.
1 Peter 3:15 ESV
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