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He Restores My Soul

Ponder: Help when you’re down
Scripture: “He restores my soul” (Psalm 23:3, NKJV)
Trials and temptations characterize human life, and King David was not exempt. Fortunately, neither David nor we have to endure life’s difficulties alone. Among the things God did for him as his shepherd was the restoring of David’s soul.
In context, this most likely refers to the refreshing deliverance David received from God during times of conflict with his enemies. That fits right in with things like green pastures, still waters, and a table prepared in the presence of his enemies (23:2, 5)


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Blossoming For the Lord

Read: Romans 5:1-5
Today’s Bible Verses:
“And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope” (Rom 5:3-4 NASU.
Not long ago, I read that during World War II, bombs dropped in the heart of London leveled buildings. After the debris was cleared away, from the bomb craters sprang up beautiful flowers that were thought to be extinct for at least a hundred years, but their seeds had lain dormant under the buildings for years and now, seeing the light of day, they germinated and grew once again.


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And Then Whose Shall Those Things Be?

Text: “But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided” (Luke 12:20)?
Recently, while visiting an elderly relative, the topic of wills came up. My uncle, a widower with no children, informed me that he has no will. Since he is well beyond the “biblical age” of threescore and ten, possibly fourscore (Psalm 90:10) and, likely, has very few years left, I was prompted to ask, “and then whose shall those things be?”
Mind you, I am not judging my uncle. By all accounts he was not one who had invested a lot of money in the “things and stuff and junk of life.”

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