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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on July 16, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! Psalm 1:1

Happy is the person who doesn’t walk by the counsel of people whose lives have no reference to God. Blessed is the individual who doesn’t stand with those who miss God’s mark. Happy is the man or woman who doesn’t “sit a spell” with cynics. To enjoy the promise of God’s bless...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on July 13, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

"Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” - Matthew 5:11-12

Today, Christians may not be hurled into the coliseums to face hungry lions, but are cast into the chronicles of daily media. The spin machines of ancient Rome depicted Christians as unpatriotic...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on July 9, 2018 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”  Matthew 5:7

Optimists teach their kids the Golden Rule, but pessimists say that if you’re kind to others they’ll kick you in the face. The lack of civility has become a problem in culture, as more people embrace the pessimists than the optimists. But God’s people align with Christ, no matter how wavering the bright-siders, nor how glum the nay-sayers. Jesus doesn’t merel...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on June 29, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

I know that everything God does will remain forever... - Ecclesiastes 3:14

Most of us get our names in the newspaper twice--when we are born and when we die. However, there’s no obituary for the works of God. The human mind reels at the thought. We are three-dimensional beings who must have boundaries, points of termination. We cannot conceive of infinity. Yet the human spirit, as the work of God, is eternal. To be separated from God by sin is to live on do...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on June 28, 2018 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? And who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood and has not sworn deceitfully. He shall receive a blessing from the LORD and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

Psalm 24:3-5

Way up there on Zion was the Ark of God, blazing with searing glory, and way down there in the valley stood David with murderous hands and adulterous heart. But t...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on June 27, 2018 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

'You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.’ -Jeremiah 29:13

“Just follow your heart and you can’t go wrong.” Those offering that advice don’t understand that “The heart is more deceitful than all else” (

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on June 26, 2018 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

... it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. -Philippians 2:13

“Go with your feelings” is the philosophy by which many guide their lives. The only time you can trust your “feelings” is when you know you are under Christ’s Lordship, seeking His Kingdom above all. Willing comes before doing. When your soul is piloted by the Holy Spirit, He is also the navigator, directing the course through crea...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on June 25, 2018 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. - 1 Corinthians 15:58

God’s can do anything He desires, but has chosen humans to be His co-laborers. It takes God’s provision and an individual’s “toil” to produce the harvest. Without God, we can do nothing. Without our effort and cooperation, God won’t accomplish His aims. This ...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on June 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man. - Proverbs 3:3-4

If you have tenderness toward God, you will be tender toward others. Among the greatest blessings a wife can have is a kind husband--and vice versa. But such behavior arises from a heart that has first experienced and interacted with the kindness of God. Truth and kindness...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on June 21, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. - 1 Peter 2:13-15

Chaos is the aim of the Destroyer. Satan seeks to take apart everything God puts together. God grants authority to restrain the disorder. Human g...

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