That my life would reflect God's glory - Jeremiah Griffin - pastor Rockford, Illinois

Folly and a raging heart.

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When a man’s folly brings his way to ruin, his heart rages against the Lord. Proverbs 19:3 It amazes me every day people that blame God for their trouble.  Couple things in this verse stand out to me. Man’s folly: This is man’s doing, his sin, his efforts, his action, not God’s. Man’s way: This is not the way of the righteous and it is NOT God’s way, this is man causing trouble for man’s plans. Man’s ruin:  “Give um enough rope they will hang themselves” was the advice I got as…read more

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Scoffers Unanimous

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Proverbs 9:7-10 Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury. Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. Have you ever notice how sometimes reproof of un-confessed sin in our…read more

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Forgiven

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This morning waves of emotion.  It seems that as God blesses and changes my mindset it gets more difficult.  As I drovethe truck (works when it is not raining) this morning trying to drive off the water in the air filter I cranked up the Skillet and just let go.  God is in control and no matter what I try to do I can not thwart that plan for my life.  Today I am broken from my sin. It feels strangely good. Ps. 37:28 For the Lord loveth judgment, and…read more

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How much more?

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Matthew 7:11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

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Becareful little eyes.

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Proverbs 5:3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, observing the wicked and the good. Oh be careful little eyes what you see! A few weeks ago I was helping my Son in preparation for a school project looking for pictures of the African Caped Porcupine.  A few searches on Google with my son and I was quickly adjusting the family safe settings on my Google search.  Quickly I realized that my son had seen more than he needed to already.

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