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The Trial of Submission

For order, there must be authority. For authority, there must be a hierarchy. For a hierarchy, there must be people at the top, people at the bottom, and people in between. Only God can rule over people with the perfect response of mercy and justice. This day will come, when ...

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The Danger of Self-Empowerment

Self-empowerment. Sometimes it’s referred to as “being a strong woman” or an “independent woman.” We live in a world where women are afforded many of the same opportunities as men. But can I take a brief moment to speak something boldly to all the women reading this? Self-empowerment, in the sense ...

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God Not Only Hears, He Helps

And she called the name of the Lord that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me? Genesis 16:13 In Genesis 16, we see Hagar’s life was affected by the decisions of the authorities above her who had ...

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Setting The Example of Good Authority

We all have our own relationship with authority. Some people grow up with two loving parents and experience the benefits of good authority: Mom sets boundaries for her children, yet instills the value of choice, and presents her children with options. Dad might come across as firm, or even strict, ...

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Our Hope: The Temptation of Jesus

“And the devil said to Him, ‘If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.’ ” Luke 4:3 (NKJV) Satan knows no bounds, and the temptation of Jesus was too much of a temptation for him to resist. If he could beat the Son of God, ...

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