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These posts can serve as an opportunity for a devotional with your walk with Christ for the day, the week, or even the month.
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Proverbs 30: An Unlikely Summary

Proverbs 30: An Unlikely Summary | Devotionals | Scoop.it
Proverbs 30 provides an unlikely summary of the entire book of proverbs. Here's what it has to say and what we have to learn from it.
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5 Practical Ways to Rest and Take A Sabbath

5 Practical Ways to Rest and Take A Sabbath | Devotionals | Scoop.it
At the end of the day, God will accomplish His will with our without you and invites you to be a part of it. Here are ways to rest and why it's important.
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Why Showing Up Is Important

Why Showing Up Is Important | Devotionals | Scoop.it
I’ve realized in my small amount of ministry experience so far that over time, just showing up, is one of the most important things we can do as followers of Christ. I had an opportunity recently to visit someone who got hurt late one night at the hospital. They didn’t ask me to come and […]
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Proverbs 26: Acting a Fool

Proverbs 26: Acting a Fool | Devotionals | Scoop.it
The majority of Proverbs 26 details foolish behavior with the warning to stay away from it. Here's what the Bible has to say about acting a fool.
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Proverbs 19-23: Welcome Wisdom

A Godly life obtained will spill out onto others and has a chance to impact multiple lives. Therefore, we should welcome wisdom from the Bible.
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Did God Really Say...? | Before The Cross

Did God Really Say...? | Before The Cross | Devotionals | Scoop.it
There are 4 words that satan attempts to destroy us with. Did God really say? This is how he tries to confuse us, but there's a way to resist the devil.
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Proverbs 16: The Lord Establishes You | Before The Cross

Proverbs 16: The Lord Establishes You | Before The Cross | Devotionals | Scoop.it
Christians have so much anxiety at times and we need the daily reminder of the Gospel and that The Lord establishes us and our plans.
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Proverbs 12-15: Desire, Diligence and Discipline | Before The Cross

Proverbs 12-15: Desire, Diligence and Discipline | Before The Cross | Devotionals | Scoop.it
Proverbs 12-15 presents a mirror to the soul and three words are constant throughout these passages: Desire, Diligence and Discipline.
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Proverbs 9: A Seat at the Wise Table | Before The Cross

Proverbs 9: A Seat at the Wise Table | Before The Cross | Devotionals | Scoop.it
The Bible teaches us where to find wisdom, but how often do we continue to seek wisdom? Here's how we can sit at the wise table over and over again.
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Proverbs 5-7: Warning Against Adultery | Before The Cross

Proverbs 5-7: Warning Against Adultery | Before The Cross | Devotionals | Scoop.it
There is a pattern and an obvious warning against adultery through multiple chapters of Proverbs. Here's what the Bible has to say about that.
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Proverbs 4: Wisdom Worth Repeating | Before The Cross

Proverbs 4: Wisdom Worth Repeating | Before The Cross | Devotionals | Scoop.it
Proverbs 4 is starting to show some repetition throughout the whole book. It's wisdom worth repeating. Don’t forsake wisdom. Acquire it. Keep from evil.
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Proverbs 3: What Does Trust Look Like? | Before The Cross

Proverbs 3: What Does Trust Look Like? | Before The Cross | Devotionals | Scoop.it
A full-hearted trust demonstrates to God a submission to his authority, power and promise of providing the best for me. Here's what trust looks like.
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What is Wisdom? Proverbs 1 | Before The Cross

What is Wisdom? Proverbs 1 | Before The Cross | Devotionals | Scoop.it
Without a healthy fear of the Lord, wisdom will resemble what the culture says is wise. What does God say wisdom is according to the Bible?
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Sharing The Gospel Might Be Easier Than You Think

Sharing The Gospel Might Be Easier Than You Think | Devotionals | Scoop.it
God takes the burden off of us to do the saving and only calls us to be the messengers. I think sharing the Gospel is easier than we tend to think.
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Proverbs 28: The Wicked and the Righteous

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The wicked and the righteous are all over Proverbs 28. I’m encouraged by the mention of the righteous increasing as the wicked perish.
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Proverbs 27: Gathering Wisdom

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I’m continually amazed at the detail of each proverb and how it applies to life then, now and in the future. Here's what the Bible says on gathering wisdom.
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Heavenly Brag Book

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I believe, based on the story of Job, that God has a heavenly brag book for each of His children. I believe someone needs to hear that today.
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Am I Growing In God? | Before The Cross

Am I Growing In God? | Before The Cross | Devotionals | Scoop.it
If not for God’s mercy, care and nurturing, I would not have the structure to weather the storms in life. Am I growing in God as I continue to follow Jesus?
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Our Fallen Idols | Before The Cross

Our Fallen Idols | Before The Cross | Devotionals | Scoop.it
It's not wrong to look up to people or role models, but unfortunately most people have placed hope and direction on the wrong people. On fallen idols.
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What Easter Means For You And Me | Before The Cross

What Easter Means For You And Me | Before The Cross | Devotionals | Scoop.it
Easter proves Jesus is King and that your life has value and a purpose. We need this reminder daily and this is what Easter means.
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Are You Looking Up or Down? | Before The Cross

Are You Looking Up or Down? | Before The Cross | Devotionals | Scoop.it
God has revealed to us through our trials that we tend to look down at ourselves to control the situation rather than to look up at Him to lead us.
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Reflecting On The Year, 634,000 Views, and Top 10 Posts for 2015 | Before The Cross

Reflecting On The Year, 634,000 Views, and Top 10 Posts for 2015 | Before The Cross | Devotionals | Scoop.it
It's amazing to see what God has done through Before The Cross up to this point. Here's thoughts from reflecting on the year and how best we can minister.
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Wisdom For The Internet From The 1940's | Before The Cross

Wisdom For The Internet From The 1940's | Before The Cross | Devotionals | Scoop.it
Vilifying those with differing opinions has become a commonplace, especially on social media. Words written decades ago has inspired me to do better.
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Can I Know God Personally? | Before The Cross

Can I Know God Personally? | Before The Cross | Devotionals | Scoop.it
A lot of people are walking around asking can I know God personally and the answer is yes. Here's how you can know Him and not take Him for granted.
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Praying For Crowded Highways | Before The Cross

Praying For Crowded Highways | Before The Cross | Devotionals | Scoop.it
Imagine if we were driving together on Sunday morning and we had crowded highways of believers gathering together to Worship! How amazing would that be?
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