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Prayer Partners

“Moses prayed, ‘I alone am not able to carry all this people, because it is too burdensome for me” (Num. 11:14). 

When we give our problems and trials to God in prayer, God feeds them back to us for our action, as He did with Moses. Is He saying, “Yes, I hear you, but let’s tackle the problem together?” Too often we pray with an expectation of having barriers razed or ideas brought forth as miracles, or even as a type of bodyguard to tackle the bullies on our block for us. 


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Group Numbing

“You shall not follow a multitude in doing evil” (Ex 23:2). 

Herd Behavior; mob mentality; group numbing. The term “mob mentality” is used to refer to unique behavioral characteristics that emerge when people are in groups. In other words, the group takes on a personality of its own, and people will do things they would not otherwise do if they were alone. 


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God’s Friend

“But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, descendant of Abraham My friend” (Isaiah 41:8). “You are My friends if you do what I command you” (John 15:14). 

Abraham is God’s friend, and Jesus calls us friend. There is a condition attached. God and Jesus expect us to be obedient. God isn’t just a friend and shouldn’t be treated with familiarity like we treat our human friends. God is our Creator, Lord, Redeemer, and God. Therefore, while belief and obedience make us His friends, there must be reverence and respect for Him. 


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