All Things Subjected to Us in Christ

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“Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more matters of this life?” (1 Corinthians 6:3) God has declared “the end from the beginning” (Isaiah 46:10a), and in His wisdom, He has determined that lowly man will rule the coming world, not angels. But man cannot...

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Tags: angels, god's plan, god's purpose, gospel, inheritance, jesus, lord, salvation, savior, sin

Afflicted in Faithfulness

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“It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes” (Psalm 119:71). In this life, the Christian is “afflicted in every way” (2 Cor. 4:8a). This is no surprise because Jesus “was afflicted” (Isaiah 53:7), and He said, “a servant is...

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Tags: affliction, christian, comfort, illness, iniquity, jesus, persecution, reminder, respond, sin

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Psalm 119:71 - (July 20-27)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Psalm 119:71, where the Psalmist shares that affliction brought him closer to God.  Have you felt that way in your life?  The Christian life is one of affliction, Scripture tells us.  Our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ was afflicted, and...

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Tags: affliction, anger, closer to god, comfort, difficulties, father, god, iniquity, jesus, pride, resentment, sin, strength, trials

Family Matters

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“Even my close friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me” (Psalm 41:9). Family should be a place of safety. But because of sin, it is often a place of persecution for the Believer. Sometimes in obeying God’s will as a Believer, our friends...

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Tags: church, division, family, family of god, god's will, god's word, holy spirit, injury, jesus, persecution, sin, the word, will

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Psalm 41:9 - (July 13-20)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Psalm 41:9, where David recounts the deep injury he experienced from a "believing" friend.  Injury and persecution can come to us within our families and friendships because of man's fallen sin nature.  Satan loves to attack deep into what...

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Tags: believers, conflict, desire, division, family, god, god's word, holy spirit, injury, interests, jesus, obedience, persecution, scripture, sin, will

Looking for a Scapegoat?

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“For no guilt of mine, they run and set themselves against me. Arouse Yourself to help me, and see!” (Psalm 59:4 NASB) Like David’s enemies here, our first reaction when things aren’t going well is often to search for someone else to blame, rather than admit any...

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Tags: accusation, accuse, blame, confess, exalted, fear, humble, humility, jesus, pride, rejection, scapegoat, sin, whipping boy, gulit

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Psalm 59:4 - (June 22-29)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Psalm 59:4.  Here David speaks about those who falsely accused him and made him their scapegoat.  In like manner we so often try to make people (or things) bear the full responsibility or blame for things in which we are not...

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Tags: accuse, blame, guilt, humility, jesus, responsibility, sacrifice, salvation, satan, scapegoat, sin

Berean Lamp Devotional - the Humbling Nature of Sin

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“When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long” (Psalm 32:3 NASB). In the Church, “sin” is often treated like a dirty word. No one likes to talk about it in regards to the Christian life, because it makes us feel uncomfortable and...

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Tags: boastful pride of life, confession, confidence, exalted, flesh nature, humility, image, judgment, pride, sin, unconfessed

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Psalm 32:3 - (June 15-22)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Psalm 32:3.  Here, David relates how he felt when he was trying to conceal or ignore his sin.  We see in the following verses that he humbled himself and confessed his sin to the Lord and the Lord forgave him the guilt of his sin.  We...

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Tags: conceal, confess, confession, conviction, darkness, exalt, holy spirit, humble, humility, ignore, inadequate, light, sin, shrink back

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Isaiah 26:3 - (May 18-25)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Isaiah 26:3. The Memory Verse for the Devotional this Friday is the fifth in a series looking at Peter's question, "what sort of people ought you to be" as a Christian, especially since everything in this world is destined for destruction. This is a...

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