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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Tags: internet, jesus, media, mind, persecution, satan, sin, struggles, television, temptation, think, thinking, thoughts

Berean Lamp Devotional - What Sort of Mind Do We Have? Part 4

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“I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds” (Jeremiah 17:10 ESV). After man’s rebellion against God in Eden, he relied on his sinful mind for direction as influenced by the god of this world. The...

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Tags: adoption, child of god, death, depraved, enmity, flesh, futility, holy spirit, imitate, mind, mind of christ, mind of god, salvation, sanctification, sin, struggles, thoughts, god of this world

Berean Lamp Devotional - What Sort of People Are We? P2

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“Filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God” (Philippians 1:11 ESV). In the world today, “the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits...

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Tags: fruit, fruit of the spirit, good works, powers, resist, righteousness, sin, spiritual, spiritual wickedness, struggles, temptations, thoughts, work of the flesh, works, fruit of death

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - Philippians 1:11 - (Apr 27-May4)

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Our Memory Verse for this week comes from Philippians 1.  The Memory Verse for the Devotional this Friday is the second 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. ...

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Tags: daily living, father, fruit, fruit of the spirit, jesus, lights, salvation, sin, works, world, works of flesh, works of the spirit

Berean Lamp Memory Verse - 2 Peter 3:11 - (Apr 20-27)

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Our Memory Verse for our Devotional this Friday comes from 2 Peter 3:11.  Here, Peter asks the question, "What sort of people ought we to be" as Believers living NOW in this world?  This is a good question for our walk in this world today.  Peter asks the question in the context...

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Tags: conduct, confess, destroy, fruit, godliness, heir, holy spirit, inheritance, life, millennium, scripture, sin, walk, works, world

Berean Lamp Devotionals - Man Has a Problem, and He Knows It

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“All have turned aside, together they have become useless; there is none who does good, there is not even one” (Romans 3:12). Man has always known he has a problem—a problem preventing him from keeping perfect peace and justice and from reclaiming paradise.  Every culture...

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Tags: aggressive, christ, evolution, flaw, god, gods, greek, jesus, millennium, nature, paradise, power, salvation, selfish, sin, space, spiritual, technology, tragic, utopia, way, fatal flaw

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