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Walking in the Wide Places

“Mom, all of these rules are ruining my life!” One little boy shouted as they were playing around a public swimming pool. Right off the top of your head, you know the rules that this little boy was talking about:  no diving, no running, no big splashes, no food or drinks around the pool, and the list goes on and on. I remember listening to this boy, who could not have been any older than eight years old, say this, and I thought, “He is exactly right! All of these rules do seemingly take the fun out of the...

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The Necessity of Memorizing and Meditating on the Word of God

In this series of articles, we are considering the spiritual disciplines of the Christian life. In the last article in this series, we considered how to hear and read God’s Word. Today, we’ll look at two more ways we take in the Word: meditation and memorizing. Meditation Typically one doesn’t think of meditation as Bible intake. Instead, when we think of meditation, we think of some sort of ‘New Age’ meditation that involves ’emptying our mind’ and ‘finding ourselves.’ Christian meditation is not emptying our mind, instead, we are to fill it with God’s Word in order to find...

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Salvation According to His Word

Psalm 119:41, “Let Your mercies come also to me, O LORD— Your salvation according to Your word.” Notice that this stanza in Psalm 119:41-48 begins with a request. It begins with a cry for the mercies (or steadfast love) of Yahweh. And the Psalmist seems to know that he does not deserve such love, nor can he attain it by his own volition. “Let Your mercies come to me,” he cries. In other words, this steadfast love can only be given by the One who offers it. The psalmist cannot produce it himself; it must be received as a...

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Give Me Life!

Psalm 119:33-40, “Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end. 34 Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart. 35 Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it. 36 Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain! 37 Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways. 38 Confirm to your servant your promise, that you may be feared. 39 Turn away the reproach that I dread, for your rules are good. 40 Behold, I...

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Weekly Roundup 1/8/2018-1/13/2018

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 1/8/2018-1/13/2018. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it.  Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday 1/8/2018 The Path to Happiness by Charlie Handren http://servantsofgrace.org/the-path-to-happiness/ Tuesday 1/9/2018 The Necessity of Bible Intake in the Christian Life by James Williams http://servantsofgrace.org/the-necessity-of-bible-intake-in-the-christian-life/ Daily Delighting in the Treasure of the Word by Dave Jenkins http://servantsofgrace.org/daily-delighting-treasure-word/ Wed 1/10/2018 Longing for God’s Word Psalm 119:17-24 by Dave Jenkins http://servantsofgrace.org/longing-for-gods-word/ Some Pastors and Teachers by Sinclair...

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