When God looks upon us, he cannot see beyond this – he loves us.

"Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. 7 Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. 8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9 “As …

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The Word Of God Does Not Benefit Us When We Do Not Receive It With Faith.

Genesis 18:1-15Is anything too hard for the Lord? (14). We need to hear these words as God’s call to greater faith. Sarah, like Abraham, had heard God’s promises, yet ‘she laughed to herself’(12). We can hear God’s Word, and still remain, in our hearts, men and women of unbelief. The Word of God does not …

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Rejoice in the Lord, and give thanks to him.

"Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). Sometimes, we think of prayer as ask, ask, ask ... nothing but asking. Here, we have prayer, set in the context of rejoicing and giving thanks to him. It is good for us to be reminded …

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