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Neutralize Acid

So, the rating czars decided that a show containing violence, sex, and drug use was ok for fourteen-year-old kids. Wow.


They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved. – 2 Peter 2:19 Video by fauxels from Pexels

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Naked Before God

During this time of tumult and trouble that is ripping apart families and friends, neighbors and nations, we need to stop pretending that we’re ok. That’s what Adam and Eve did when they dressed in fig leaves. They were not “ok,” and neither are we.

Err on the Side of Mercy

When, after millennia, Jesus, the Son of God in the flesh, stepped into the history of humanity, people didn’t know what to think of Him.

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Make No Provision For Sin

There’s an aspect of this sin from which we all can learn and bolster our righteousness. Notice that Paul wrote, “make no provision.”

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A Returned Man

Leprosy was a “type” for sin: it was loathsome, spreading, incurable, and the Israelites were to avoid lepers. Yet Jesus, seeing the leper’s faith, reached into his condition, into “sin”, and touched the man.

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For us that are in Christ Jesus, by faith children of God, to casually receive and allow worldly sins which the enemy of God uses to damn those made in God’s image to allow those sins to permeate our lives, now that is just unacceptable and needful of repentance.

Cockle Burrs

Cockle Burrs

As we talked, my wife’s friend meticulously pulled each burr from the dog’s fur. Watching her, I realized that the dog required help, for the animal was unable to remove these painful burrs herself.

Shekinah Clothes

In all of Queen Elizabeth’s finery, she still is testifying to the world of what was lost due to sin.

A good ending to your story

If we change, Jesus will change the ending of our story. If we pray a plea like Psalms 51:10 (ESV), “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” And, we apply self-control to our lives our Lord will change us, and we will have victory over those sins.

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