Daughters of Promise

WHAT KILLS RELATIONSHIPS They have forsaken Yahweh, spurned the Holy One of Israel, and turned themselves back into foreigners. Isaiah 1:4          A big blowup in a relationship is not what usually kills it. People argue. Some fight passionately. But if both are committed to the each other and also committed to truth, there is …

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THE COMFORT OF HIDING He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress. Proverbs 14:26          How can being afraid of God make me secure?  It can’t. Yet the picture of a God angry at humanity and poised to punish them persists in the minds of most people.          ‘Fearing the Lord’ never means being …

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CRUSHED IN SPIRIT A soothing tongue is a tree of life but perversion in it crushes the spirit.  Proverbs 15:4          We often don’t equate words with weaponry.  We believe that to do mortal damage, it must be inflicted physically, if it is to do real harm.  Words don’t leave visible wounds and that’s why recklessness …

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SWEAR TO ME! Laban said, “This heap is a witness between you and me today.” Therefore he named it Galeed, and Mizpah, for he said, “The Lord watch between you and me, when we are out of one another’s sight. Genesis 31:48-49          When God is left out of relationships, things deteriorate quickly. This is …

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KNOWING HOW TO TEACH   The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable.  Proverbs 15:2 A gifted teacher is hard to find.  Many who feel called to be a teacher do little more than just share information.  Their words may fill the air but how much of what they say is empowered by the Divine …

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