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Truth in Palmyra

By Wally Fry

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Sometimes there is more to a phrase than we might expect. Enjoy this great teaching by James.

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What does it mean to “follow hard” after the Lord? “My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me” (Psalm 63:8)

I am afraid we don’t do this. The word used in this verse is referenced in Strong’s as #1692: dabaq (pronounced daw-bak’) a primitive root; properly, to impinge, i.e. cling or adhere; figuratively, to catch by pursuit:–abide fast, cleave (fast together), follow close (hard after), be joined (together), keep (fast), overtake, pursue hard, stick, take.”

If we were to follow hard after the Lord, we would always be conscious of His presence no matter what we were doing, saying, or where we were going.

Can you imagine having something attached to you? It would go everywhere you go. To follow hard after the Lord implies being attached to Him. I like the word mentioned above “pursue hard”. How may times do we pursue hard after sports, money…

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The Armor of God-Don’t Forget Your Helmet

Originally published in 2014

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Ephesians 6:17

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:


 

You can read the entire text on the Armor of God in Ephesians Chapter 6.

The need for a helmet in a soldier’s armor seems fairly self evident. The head is both one of the most vulnerable and most visible targets on any human. A sufficient blow to the head is almost certain to be fatal. Our head, or more precisely, our mind is also one of the most vulnerable parts of us to attack by Satan.

What are these attacks on our minds? Satan wants us to doubt that we are eternally secure in our salvation in Jesus Christ.  If he can divert us into a constant effort to maintain our reconciliation to God, then he can render us useless in our service to Him.

Since Paul was apparently speaking to believers in this passage, he is probably not referring to the Helmet of Salvation as the fact of being saved itself. He seems certain to be referring to the hope which we have in the salvation we already possess.

Our salvation is eternally protected by God, and the Helmet of Salvation is simply the assurance we have it no matter the doubts Satan may cast in our paths. Don’t let his doubts and discouragement turn you away from the things God really wants you to concentrate on!


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Happy Anniversary to Us!

For two days this is all I am going to write, as today is our 10th wedding anniversary, and we are going to Little Rock. In fact, I am not even writing for this. I may read and say howdy to some, but will be scarce. Meanwhile just some random photos from over the years. Enjoy and have a good weekend. I will!

Us 10 years ago

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Us now

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Just random stuff from 10 years

 

Failure is Not an Option

Faith can move mountains!

Blessings and enjoy!

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Comfort & Challenge

boards-2040575_1280Today’s readings (click below to open in new tab/window):
Psalms 96; 147:1-11, Deuteronomy 31:30-32:14, 2 Corinthians 11:21b-33, Luke 19:11-27


In the parable of the ten minas (a unit of currency worth about four months’ wages), Jesus tells the story of a wealthy land owner who entrusts one mina each to ten servants before he traveled abroad to have himself appointed king (an unpopular idea among his subjects). Upon his triumphant return, the newly appointed king summoned his servants to find out how they had handled his money. The first one had earned a tenfold return, the second a fivefold return, and the third had buried it and returned it without increase. The king gave the first servant ten cities, the second five cities, and took the mina away from the third to give it to the first.

This parable was about how Jesus’s followers should invest their time and talents while they waited…

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