Friendship vs Brothers and/or Sisters ( See Note Below)

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Note of explanation: The difference between a friend and brother is noted here. A true friend is a constant source of love, while a brother in one’s family may not be close, but is drawn near to help in trouble. Friends are closer than brothers because they are available all the time, not just in the crisis. Cf. 18:24.

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Actions speak louder than words. Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only who delude themselves.

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How great to have a friend and a Brother!

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Take from John MacArthur Study Bible

The difference between a friend and brother is noted here. A true friend is a constant source of love, while a brother in one’s family may not be close, but is drawn near to help in trouble. Friends are closer than brothers because they are available all the time, not just in the crisis.

The fear if the Lord, is the beginning of Wisdom. That initial fear of what we deserve, turns into devotion for what we didn’t get. Our God is truly an awesome God.

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Great and mighty, are your works Oh Lord. It is you who hold all things together. It is you who created the foundations of the earth. It is you who hold the stars in place and keep the oceans from covering the whole earth. Most wonderful, is that you love us, in spite of our imperfect ways, yet Jesus made us whole. You call us adopted sons and daughters. In all these troubled times, we are truly blessed.

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It is our HEART, that the Lord is interested in, not checking off a box, that WE did something right before him. When we humbly bow down before him, he lifts us up! It is him who must work through us, not We, ourselves. Thank you Jesus, that you gave us your helper, your Holy Spirit, and your word, to guide and direct us. ❤️

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God will walk us through whatever comes our way.

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It was a rough night. Woke up feeling weird, around 3 am. Checked my sugar and it was 80. That’s low for me. Struggled to go back to sleep, finally dozed off around 4am. Woke up to a text and almost turned my phone off. Looked instead and it was my sister in Iowa. My brother-in-law has COVID and has had severe symptoms with fever and fluid on his lungs. Now, his fever had shot up to 105. Started praying and pleading with God to show grace and mercy to him and Psalm 23 came to my mind as I asked God to intervene. Finally just got up at 5:45 and opened my Bible app and guess what Bible verse popped up. This one. This is not a me thing cause I prayed, but surly a God thing. As I opened the app, a text came in and my sister was saying the temperature has gone down. Praise God! I don’t know the outcome but God does. Please pray for him. His name is Kent. I never had a brother, but he is like one to me.

Our slate is wiped clean, there is no memories of wrongs committed, we are free from the bondage of sin, our canvas is empty to start new! Jesus has taken the judgement off our backs for the wrongs done. Do we Believe this? Then let’s start this year with hope, for a new tomorrow, both now, and for all eternity. God is still on the Throne.

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A Great Way to be Reminded, of this Season we Celebrate.

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The King finally will Arrive in Human Flesh. A Promised Savior. A Rescuer of the Poor in Spirit.

Hallelujah, the first coming of Jesus, to set men free from the bondage of sin, to those who BELIEVE. Oh what a gift, that is the Perfect Gift, for all time!

Thank you Father, for sending the Son, that We might have eternal life, and inheritance of being called Sons and Daughters of God!

We Are Blessed, beyond All Measure!!!

Can I get an AMEN???