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The Traffic Laws

Like any good, law-abiding citizen, I always do my best to follow the traffic laws. As a result, I haven't received a traffic ticket in -- let's say -- 15 years?  And that last ticket was actually for an accident -- one that wasn't even my fault -- not for a...

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Less Than our Sins Deserve

"What has happened to us is a result of our evil deeds and our great guilt, and yet, our God, you have punished us less than our sins have deserved and have given us a remnant like this." (Ezra 9:13-14 -- emphasis mine) The setting is Jerusalem.  The people of...

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Holy, Holy, Holy!

Nowadays it seems that too many people are getting too familiar with God. They think of Him as their best friend, who He is, but they treat Him that way most of the time. They might come to Him saying, "Old buddy, old pal, You say in Your word that You will do thus...

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Fooling Yourself

Was there a time when you were a child and you wanted a cookie but your mother said you couldn't have one? Did you sneak around when she wasn't there and get one thinking that your mother would not know you got one? The psalmist wrote about someone like this: Psalm...

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At the Cost of His Firstborn Son

"Cursed before the LORD is the man who undertakes to rebuild this city, Jericho: 'At the cost of his firstborn son will he lay its foundations; at the cost of his youngest will he set up its gates.'" (Josh 6:26) After the fall of Jericho, Joshua, under the inspiration...

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