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After Personal Failure: Ruin or Recovery?

Ponder: Will God forgive me even for outrageous sins?

Scripture: “He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in mercy” (Micah 7:18b, NKJV).

King David, though he was a man after God’s own heart, committed some egregious sins. Think of his adultery and murder regarding Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11), as well as his prideful numbering of his army (2 Samuel 24). These catastrophic blunders could have ruined David, not only politically, but eternally. We’re happy that David recovered.


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Don’t Be Oblivious

“The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, ‘Before a rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.’ And he went out and wept bitterly” (Luke 22:61-62 NASU).

November 8, 1963 is my “rebirth” day. I was 17 years old when I was baptized. I celebrate it every year. Before that day, I was not a child of God. Since then I have been a part of God’s spiritual family, the church, the household of God. But I haven’t always been a good child of God.


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The Way To Heaven

Text: “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:2-3).
As a little boy waited for his mother to come out of a store he was approached by a man who asked, “Son, can you tell me where the post office is?”
The boy replied, “Sure, just go straight down the street a couple of blocks and turn to your right.”
The man thanked the boy and said, “I’m the new preacher in town and I’d like for you to come to church on Sunday. I’ll show you how to get to Heaven.”

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