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Not Fainting

Paul said to consider Jesus who endured the cross so we don’t faint in our minds when we suffer. Hebrews 12:2-6 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of […]

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Lifted Up In Pride

Submitting is a choice. We submit when we place our whole self under the authority and control of God. James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. On the road to Damascus, Paul said “what wilt thou have me to do” and Jesus said to go to […]

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Living by God’s Judgment

plumb line

A plumb line is a string with a weight attached to the end. It is used to establish a true vertical line to prove that a structure is standing perfecting straight or upright. God is saying that he will set a plumb line in the midst of his people. Amos was standing on the wall of the city. One side of the plumb line is holiness and the other is sin. There is no gray area when a plumb line is applied. God says it is a straight line. You can’t draw a straight line by yourself.

When carpenters use a plumb line it must be held so that it can hang freely. It hangs in a straight line from the top to the bottom. When Amos saw the line, it was straight. It didn’t have any give in it. You could measure the wall and it would be straight. A lot of people say, “I am saved,” but they don’t live by the plumb line of God’s word.

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