FEAR, THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM—Part 1

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“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:7). We are told in Scripture to fear God and yet at the same time, we are told to not fear Him.  Is this a contradiction?  No, for there is no contradiction in...

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JOHN 17:17 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Apr 10-17)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth” (John 17:17). Last week, we looked at Scriptures related to the fight and flight instinct in our two-part series. This week, we'll continue our study by looking more at Scripture related...

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REALITY - FIGHT OR FLIGHT? P1

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“Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom” (Psalm 51:6). Everyone has experienced the instinct to fight, flee, or disassociate at one time or another when faced with a perceived threat to their well-being.  These three...

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PSALM 51:6 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Apr 3-10)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom” (Psalm 51:6). Chances are everyone has experienced the fight-or-flight instinct at one time or another in their lives when faced...

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Tags: bible, david, daze, death, deny, face, fall, fantasy, fear, fight, flee, flight, gospel, hide, horror, job, jonah, reality, safe, sin, stress, threat, truth, disassociate, zone out

JOB 6:14 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Mar 6-13)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “For the despairing man there should be kindness from his friend; So that he does not forsake the fear of the Almighty” (Job 6:14). We weren’t created to suffer, yet there are many ways to suffer in this world. We can suffer loss...

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Tags: david, despair, devil, emotion, emotions, fear, god, hope, injury, jeremiah, jesus, jesús, job, oppression, pain, suffering, trust, understands

2 CORINTHIANS 12:9 - Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (Oct 24-31)

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The Berean Lamp Memory Verse for this week is: “And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.” (2 Corinthians...

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Tags: affliction, david, eternity, focus, grace, hannah, jeremiah, job, paul, resurrection, suffering, thorn, understand

Berean Lamp Devotional - Jesus Christ Is Our Foundation

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“For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me.” (Psalm 31:3 NASB). So often we think, “what is God doing for me?” but life isn’t about us, it’s about Him.  Yet, in God’s love and mercy, He has said...

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Tags: christ, david, difficulty, eternity, fortress, foundations, jesus, righteousness, rock, snares, trials, upright

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - (July 23-30)

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Our Memory Verse for this week continues in the context of Psalm 11, which we looked at last week.  Our memory verse is from Psalm 31.  Let's continue looking at what Scripture says about the foundations in the context of our lives today.  May we hold fast to the Rock of our...

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Tags: david, fortress, foundation, god, god's will, government, jesus, saul, trust

Berean Lamp Devotional - The Accuser

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“For the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night” (Revelation 12:10b). Just as satan accuses Believers before God day and night, he also accuses God before each of us: “Now the serpent...said to the woman, ‘Indeed...

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Tags: accuse, belief, david, devil, faith, false testimony, god, jesus, job, pain, satan, suffering, temptation, trial, trust

Berean Lamp Devotional 39 - Cast Upon God from Birth

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“But for all this, you did not trust the Lord your God” (Deuteronomy 1:32). As humans, we are concerned for our welfare and the welfare of what we love.  We spend a lot of time pondering decisions in life.  We do this because we like to think we "make our way" in the...

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Tags: infant, child, trust, faith, david, king, god, jesus, sin


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