A Pink Lemonade Sky (Poem)

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~ By Deborah Ann Belka

Give me the sun on the horizon,
a pink-lemonade sky above . . .
give me a clear, cloudless day
and I’ll tell you why ~ Jesus I love.

Give me the shade of the elm,
the Good Book for me to read
give me something cool to drink
and I’ll have close to all I need.

Give me the creek’s soft humming,
chirps coming from a mother’s nest
give me the green grass to lay in
well ~ you can picture the rest.

Give me a Scripture to mediate on,
a soft breeze blowing across my face
give me a day dwelling upon
God’s amazing, wonderful grace.

Give me the aromas of a barbecue,
my mom’s homemade apple pie
give me laughter around an open fire
the warm sounds of a summer’s sigh.

Give me a day in the radiant Son shine,
so I can reflect on God’s perfect love
give me a day to spend basking . . .
in the goodness that comes from above.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 31:19
King James Version

“Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee;  which thou hast wrought for them that trust  in thee before the sons of men!”

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Deborah Ann Belka
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TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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It`s Not Always The Devil, Sometimes It`s Us!

The Choice

Artwork by Jonathan Carone
By: Calvin Moss

Ephesians 4:27 states: Neither give place to the devil.

I believe that we as Christians have to do our part in our walk with Christ. Although no weapon that is formed against us shall prosper, they will if we allow those weapons to proceed. We cannot place all the blame on the devil because sometimes we are our own enemy. The truth is that satan cannot conquer what we do not allow him to conquer. Many of us go through things and then say the devil is responsible. I am not defending the devil at all. Obviously the devil is the author of evil and responsible for many things that do occur in the world. I am just saying that if we do something and blame it on the devil we are liars. The devil cannot make us do anything. We know what`s right and wrong.

We can cast out the devil but not our flesh. We must begin to crucify it. Everything is not always the result of a demon. Christians fighting against each other is not always the activity of the adversary. Our flesh is the culprit. Many times we develop certain sickness because we eat all the wrong foods all the time. Twenty-four hours, seven days a week eating bad foods but the only solution is the devil. We never eat anything healthy and then blame the devil saying he made me sick. The devil also does not have anything to do with our credit cards being over the limit, it is our doing. We need to check ourselves because some of our problems result from our own negligence and ignorance (I know this for sure). It is time we admit our own shortcomings and failures.

The Apostle Paul mentioned: “in this flesh dwelleth no good thing”. The bible declares those who are in the flesh cannot please God. The bible also mentions that in the Spirit is life and peace. Not many of us are experiencing peace simply because we do not want to listen to the truth. The Word of God tells us to put on the Lord Jesus Christ. Being disruptive at work and church does not identify us with Jesus. I have also come to the realization that many of us are addicted to doing things and living life the hard way. I know very well the struggles of the flesh but I am accountable for the things that I have done and so are you not the devil. I thank God for the blood of Jesus because the blood has truly rescued me.

So in essence, I cannot say oh the devil made me do it. I did “it” because I wanted to do it. I fell for the trick. I have to repent and straighten up not the devil. I am not uncompassionate and do understand that not all of us are as strong as others. But unless we accept responsibility for our sinful actions we will continue to point the finger at the devil instead of ourselves and remain immature. Amen.

In Faith, In Pain

 

God is Faithful 

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by Stephanie M. White

 

Be not afraid of them [their faces], for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord…And they shall fight against you, but they shall not [finally] prevail against you, for I am with you, says the Lord, to deliver you. Jeremiah 1:8, 19 (Amp)

 

Did you ever feel like you were experiencing more problems because of the Word? Did you ever feel as if the promises that God gave you were the very cause of the trial you were experiencing? Jeremiah felt “persuaded and deceived” (Jeremiah 20:7 Amp). He felt as if God had talked him into believing something only to keep him from receiving it. Perhaps God has “persuaded” you to believe something from His Word and instead of moving forward and receiving it, you feel as if you’re going farther away from the promise. You may feel deceived – you may feel like what God said is not the truth for your life. You may feel misinformed, mislead, and maybe even betrayed, but understand that God cannot deceive us! Whatever He says will come to pass!

 

When God’s promises take time to come to pass that’s when many give up and may even begin to feel like they were deceived, but we must press on; we must take root in the Word. If we can look past our trial to the end result, then we’ll be able to press past the pain of the trial through the power Christ has bestowed upon us. Jesus despised the shame of the cross, but he set the joy of the cross before Him – He focused on the outcome of this trying time, not the trial itself (Hebrews 12:2). Look to Christ; focus on His promises of deliverance for you!

 

Stephanie is a Bible teacher and the author of four books. Find her books and contact here HERE.

 

Walking in the Light

I Am The Light

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The Great Multitude Christian Daily Devotional.
Written by Thousands, Inspired by Rev 7:9-12.

 by Jimmy Otieno

“I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12 NIV)

The risks and dangers of groping in the dark are enormous. The Lord urging us to walk in the light is indeed meant for our success in life.  Just like the case of groping in the dark, one has no idea or information on what is going on around them. In other words one is short of knowledge.

In verse 14 on the same subject, Christ makes it clear to the Pharisees; “I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going” How informed are we in terms of the doings of the Lord, God’s will for us and the havoc caused by the enemy around us?

In Hosea 4:6 a strong warning is issued against ignorance: “my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests.”  Nothing is therefore as detrimental to our testimony and growth in Christ, as not being informed of scriptures; ignorant of God´s will; and being blind of Satan’s doings.

Prayer: May we live our lives fully aware of God’s doings and His will for us in each and every moment! May we have eyes for the enemy´s doings so that we would not compromise our stand in Christ, but resist him, Amen.

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Don’t Blame God

Glory to God

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Inspired by Rev 7:9-12

Don’t Blame God by Susan Allen

Ephesians 2:1-2 (NIV) As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,  in which you used to live when you followed the ways of the world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.

People don’t believe you are near when things are so bleak and dark.  It’s hard for them to understand that if you are in control and always with us, why do you allow the pain and suffering?   They are wondering why you are letting these disasters, wars, tragedies, and all the evil happen.  They feel deserted especially when it happens to them.

People don’t understand that it is not your choice.  God, you don’t initiate these traumatic situations.  It is about the free will that you gave each and every one of us at the beginning of time.  You gave free will to Adam and Eve and when you commanded them not to eat the fruit on the Tree of Life, they chose to sin.  Satan tempted Eve and this is when sin began.  The choice is ours.  You, God, gave us standards to live by—statutes, laws, and commandments; it is our choice to follow them or not.

Satan is the ruler of the air; he is responsible for all evil and sin in this world.  Always remember, Jesus defeated Satan when He died and rose again.  Choose God–don’t blame Him.

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Love Endures All Things

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By Phyllis M. Inniss

The first fruit of the spirit is love (Gal. 5:22). 

Love is so essential that without it we may mature into unemotional, hard and callous beings.  The Bible tells us that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son (John 3:16).  Jesus endured being bruised, beaten, battered and humiliated.  On the Cross, full of love and compassion, he cried out “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)

Joseph’s brothers did not know what they did.   Joseph endured the humiliation and anguish in their selling him off to itinerant traders (Gen. 37:28).  In Egypt to escape the advances of Potiphar’s wife, he endured a thirteen-year prison sentence (Gen. 39: 14-20).  Because God favoured Joseph his interpretation of dreams brought him to Pharaoh’s court as Prime Minister.  The gift of visions with which God endowed him permitted him to prevent the seven-year famine that would have swept over Egypt (Gen. 41: 14-41).

The famine brought Joseph’s family to Egypt and Joseph wept loudly on recognizing them.  The brothers “were dismayed in his presence” (Gen. 45:2), but he calmed their fear of reprisal telling them that God meant their actions for good.   God had a better plan for Joseph than his brothers’ wicked scheme.  We can trust God because He knows His purpose for us.  Whatever storms and stresses you endure, take heart, knowing that God is love and has a better plan for you.

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We Grow Little by Little

Be Still

 

by Susan Barnes

“Little by little I will drive them out before you until you have increased enough to take possession of the land.” Exodus 23:30

We like fast food, instant coffee and quick access to cash, but then we unwittingly pass on these expectations to God. We want fast answers to our prayers, instant understanding of the Bible and quick maturity.

When the children of Israel drove out the enemy from the Promised Land, it was “little by little”. Spiritual growth is often this way. We may experience a victory or breakthrough in one area of our life and it will be like a Jericho experience. Wonderful as this is, it is not all God has for us. There is more land to possess, that is, more areas of our lives where God wants us to experience victory.

In the previous verse to the one I quoted, God explains why it would not be good for the Israelites to drive out the current occupants in a single year, “because the land would become desolate and the wild animals too numerous for you” (v.29). God knows immediate maturity would overwhelm us and we would not cope.

The children of Israel experienced many battles and God was able to teach them many things, such as the importance of listening for God’s instructions, waiting for God’s timing and the power of praise.

So let us not be discouraged that spiritual maturity isn’t a push-button experience. But rather we need to be open to learning the lessons and be content to grow “little by little”.

 

Susan, an Australian pastor’s wife regularly writes devotional thoughts on Bible passages, book reviews and inspirational articles which she posts on her blog . Contact

 

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Do Not Dwell On the Past

Goodbye Old, Hello New

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Inspired by Rev 7:9-12

by Maria Egilsson

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.  See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” (Isa 43:18-19)

The fire burns low in the hearth, flames flicker with hope and life.  But when the fire is spent, nothing remains but ash.  What once burned hot is now cold.

There are times you may feel cold as you sit among the ashes that no longer glow with life. Everyone faces situations of trial, suffering and grief. But God promises that even in seasons like this, He is at work. When you are at your lowest ebb, He is there. It is His loving kindness and compassion that lifts the sense of hopelessness and the weight of despair. Every morning He gives fresh mercies that sustain and encourage the weary one just like He did for the Israelites in the desert. Our manna is the bread of His word. God is making the way for something new.

Sometimes we have to let go of situations – wanting what isn’t anymore. Letting go of “old dreams”, previous “fires” allows closure to come and a chance for something new. Sometimes what seems to be an end is the start of a new beginning. Even Jesus, while on the cross, stated: “It is finished”. Redemption could only come when the work of the old was done. Take hope. The hearth will not remain cold and full of gritty ash. He will rekindle the flame once again.

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Yes, Father

Open my Eyes

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By Pam  Ford Davis

Am I aloof, withdrawn, and isolating myself? Do people have a sense that I want my space and keep them at arm’s length? If so, I hurt myself and hinder strong relationships. Though sometimes risky, I need to draw nearer to those in my midst. Above all, I need to draw near to God. For Moses, through curiosity, drawing near to God led to hearing the LORD’s voice. What if he had not moved closer?

“And when forty years had passed, an Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire in a bush, in the wilderness of Mount Sinai. When Moses saw it, he marveled at the sight, and as he drew near to observe, the voice of the Lord came to him, saying, ‘I am the God of your fathers the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses trembled and dared not look (Acts 7:30-32 KJV).”  I do want to be nearer to the LORD.

“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up (James 4:7-10 KJV).”  Yes, Father, nearer still nearer….

With God all things are possible!

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My Country, ‘Tis of Thee

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by Pastor Dan White

The first Continental Congress met in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 6, 1774. Representatives from every colony except Georgia met in response to the “Intolerable Acts” enacted by Great Britain’s Parliament. Plus, they had to deal with troubling news from Boston.

The dilemma began when King George III closed the Boston harbor to punish the town for the Boston Tea Party in December 1773. He demanded that the tea imported from the East India Company be paid for in full. This demand was refused.

Early in 1774, King George III appointed General Thomas Gage to carry out the “intolerable” laws passed by Parliament. On September 1, Gage used the military to seize the gun powder that Bostonians had stored in the event of war. By the time the news reached Philadelphia on September 4, rumors had it that there had been civilian casualties.

Alarmed from this news, Representative Thomas Cushing, a Congregationalist from Boston, moved that Congress begin Wednesday’s session with prayer.

The first debate in Congress immediately ensued to argue for and against Cushing’s motion to pray.

Anglicans John Jay from New York and John Rutledge from South Carolina argued against the motion to pray. John Adams, a Boston Congregationalist, noted the point of their objection. “We were so divided in religious sentiments”—the Congress included Anglicans, Congregationalists, Presbyterians, and others—”we could not join in the same act of worship.”

Samuel Adams, John’s second cousin asked for the floor. He stood and then spoke. “I am no bigot, and can hear a prayer from a gentleman of piety and virtue, who is at the same time a friend to this country.”

Mr. Adams then moved that Rev. Jacob Duché, a local Anglican pastor in Philadelphia, voice the prayer to open Wednesday’s session of Congress. The motion carried.

At 9 o’clock Wednesday morning, Rev. Duché read Psalm 35 which begins with these verses:
Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me. Take up shield and buckler; arise and come to my aid. Brandish spear and javelin against those who pursue me. Say to my soul, “I am your salvation.”

Several of the fifty-six representatives then kneeled on the floor, and Rev. Duché, filled with the Spirit of God, broke into this extemporaneous prayer:

Be Thou present, O God of wisdom, and direct the councils of this honorable assembly…[May] truth and justice, religion and piety, prevail and flourish amongst the people…Shower down on them and the millions they represent, such temporal blessings as Thou seest expedient for them in this world and crown them with everlasting glory in the world to come…All this we ask in the name and through the merits of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Savior. Amen.

The effect of the prayer was profound. John Adams recorded, “[The prayer] filled the bosom of every man present…and in language so elegant and sublime for America and for the Congress…”

The first act of Congress was an act to pray. Our Founding Fathers realized their need to turn to Almighty God through Christ.

Rev. Duché was appointed the first chaplain of the United States Congress and every session from then until now has been opened with prayer.

He preached a sermon on July 7, 1775, in his church titled “The Duty of Standing Fast in Our Spiritual and Temporal Liberties” to the First Battalion of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia, which was later published at their request. His eloquence and power from God were evident. His text was taken from Galatians, Chapter 5, “Stand fast, therefore, in the Liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free.”

He exhorted the First Battalion:
“If spiritual liberty calls upon its pious votaries to extend their views far forward to a glorious hereafter, civil liberty must at least be allowed to secure, in a considerable degree, our well-being here. And I believe it will be no difficult matter to prove, that civil liberty is as much the gift of God in Christ Jesus as the former, and consequently, that we are bound to stand fast in our civil as well as our spiritual freedom…I trust it will be no difficult matter to satisfy your consciences with respect to the righteousness of the cause, in which you are now engaged… [Heaven will not] discourage us from “standing fast” in that liberty, wherewith Christ (as the great providential Governor of the world) hath made us free… Stand Fast by an undaunted courage and magnanimity. Stand Fast by a steady constancy and perseverance…Even so, grant, thou great and glorious God, that to thee only we may look, and from thee experience that deliverance, which we ask, not for any merits of our own, but for the sake and through the merits of the dear Son of thy love CHRIST JESUS, our Lord!

By the summer of 1776, most colonists and their patriotic leaders had had enough. In the Second Continental Congress meeting in five different sessions from May 10, 1775, to March 1, 1781, the delegates declared Independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776.

The Declaration of Independence is a document of faith as much as it is a political document. In the text of the Declaration are these affirmations of faith. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,.. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

After the Declaration was signed and published, John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail. “July 4th ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.”

The fifty-six signers pledged their “lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor” in the War for Independence.

One of the signers included Dr. Lyman Hall, an ordained Congregational minister and physician from Georgia. He is typical of the godly men who met in the Second Continental Congress.

He was a leader in the Congregational Church in Midway, Georgia. The cost he bore for his commitment to Independence was severe.

In January 1779, after the fall of Savannah to the British, Dr. Hall’s beautiful plantation and his home near Midway were destroyed. He was accused of high treason by the British and forced to flee for his life. He and his family escaped to the north where they stayed in Philadelphia until the end of the War.

Hall returned to Georgia after the War and was a champion for the founding of a state university that would focus on religious education to increase the moral virtue of the state’s citizens. This led to the founding of the University of Georgia in 1785 with a Presbyterian minister for President and chapel services held twice daily. Hall is buried under the “Signers Monument” in Augusta, Georgia.

Throughout the conflict and resulting War for Independence, patriots turned to ask our Lord for divine help, provisions, and guidance. Most of the leaders were men of faith.

As the War waxed on, the patriot cause looked bleak. The Continental Army commanded by General George Washington suffered defeat and heavy losses in the Fall of 1777 at the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown, Pennsylvania.

The crushing defeat at Brandywine left Philadelphia undefended and the British army moved in to occupy Philadelphia, the American Capital of the Patriots.

The defeat in Germantown cost the patriots over a thousand lives. Washington retreated to winter in Valley Forge. By December 23rd, nearly 3,000 men of his 12,000 man army were either too sick or too nearly naked for duty. Long marches had destroyed shoes. Blankets were scarce. Tattered garments were seldom replaced. At one point these shortages caused nearly 4,000 men to be listed as unfit for duty.

Defeated, short of rations, facing a severe winter with inadequate clothing, Washington faced even more distress from a letter written by Rev. Duché, a good friend, spiritual mentor, and the chaplain of Congress (he resigned in October 1776). Duché pleaded with Washington to surrender. He wrote, “Your harbors are blocked up, your cities fall. one after another; fortress after fortress, battle after battle is lost. A British army, after having passed unmolested through a vast extent of country, have possessed themselves of the Capital of America (Philadelphia). How unequal the contest! How fruitless the expense of blood!”

Many who supported Independence like Duché and the infamous General Benedict Arnold who left Washington’s army for the British army were now having second thoughts. The effort seemed lost.
So, Washington turned to the Lord to pray as was his custom. To surrender would not only end the hope of Independence but also endanger his own life. He would face a trial for treason against the British Crown and possible execution.

A first hand account of one of many times George Washington spent in pray was recorded by Rev. Nathaniel Randolph Snowden, a Presbyterian minister.

Isaac Potts, a Valley Forge resident and Quaker who was 26 years old at the time, took Rev. Snowden to the exact place where Washington had prayed.

Rev. Snowden recorded that meeting remembering the words of Potts:

Do you see that woods, and that plain? There laid the army of Washington. It was a most distressing time of the War, and all were for giving up the Ship except for that great and good man, George Washington. In that woods right there, I heard a plaintive sound as, of a man at prayer. I tied my horse to a sapling and went quietly into the woods. To my astonishment, I saw the great George Washington on his knees alone, with his sword on one side and his cocked hat on the other. He was at Prayer to the God of the Armies, beseeching to interpose with Divine aid, as it was a crisis, and the cause of the country, of humanity and of the world was at stake.

Later, Isaac Potts wrote a letter saying, “If there is anyone on this earth who the Lord will listen to – it is George Washington, and I feel a presentiment that under such a Commander there can be no doubt of our eventually establishing our independence, and that God in His providence has willed it so.”

But, a victorious outcome was still very much in doubt.

With Washington’s army practically neutered in the North, the British in March 1778 turned their attention to the South declaring that conquering the southern states of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina was absolutely essential. The Georgia capital of Savannah had already fallen into British control and the Georgia Patriots were forced to move their capital inland to Augusta.

Matters went from bad to worse. On May 12, 1780, patriot General Benjamin Lincoln surrendered his entire 5,500-man army to the British at Charleston, South Carolina, in the greatest American disaster of the war.

After that catastrophe, Washington named General Nathaniel Greene from Rhode Island to command the Southern army.

Greene was the son of a Quaker minister but was expelled from their faith in August 1773 for attending a military gathering. Quakers to this day are conscientious objectors to war.

Greene’s father raised his children in the Quaker tradition of the Christian faith. As a youth, Greene’s “home-schooling” consisted of the Bible and the devotional writings of George Fox, the founder of the Quakers, and other godly Quaker writers. The roots of his deep faith anchored him.

On December 2, 1780, Greene, nicknamed the “Fighting Quaker” (an oxymoron for sure), arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina, to take command of the South. The Southern army was in shambles. Greene had his work cut out for him.

Up to the task, Greene rallied his men and won a stunning victory over crack British troops at Cowpens, South Carolina. This great victory became the turning point of the War eventually pushing General Charles Cornwallis to surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, effectively ending the War and securing American independence. Jesus said that His followers are the salt of the earth and the light of the world (Mathew 13-14). Certainly, our nation’s founding fathers as followers of our Lord salt the earth and give light to the world.

They sacrificed their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor establishing our nation and government on the Christian faith and Christian principles relying upon God’s grace and mercy to establish this country that today is the salt that preserves human dignity and unalienable Rights which are “endowed by their Creator…with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence.

Dr. Ezra Stiles, a Congregationalist minister and president of Yale College, preached a prophetic sermon about the future of the new nation to the Connecticut General Assembly on May 8th, 1783. He said:

Already does the new constellation of the United States begin to realize this glory. It has already risen to an acknowledged sovereignty among the republics and kingdoms of the world. And we have reason to hope, and, I believe, to expect, that God has still greater blessings in store for this vine which His own right hand has planted, to make us high among the nations in praise, and in name, and in honor.

We must continue to pray for this country that the Lord will not forsake us and send us into the dustbin of history. That’s why we must pray for a Christ revival, pray for our leaders, and pray for our pastors and churches.

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone–
for [the President and our leaders] and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (1 Timothy 2:1-2 NIV

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