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Devotion:How Right is....
How Bright is Your Light
This Know Also-2Tim.3:1
Be Thou - 1Tim.4:12
America Not so Beautiful
No Fear-1 John 4
Comfort-IThess.4
Trust - Psalm 131
Jesus Saves - Romans 10
Enemy#1 - Gal .5:16
"Give Glory"-Gal. 6
"Legion"- Luke 8
Ye Shall Know them-Matt.7
"Giants Anyone"-1 Sam. 17
How Childish - 1 Cor. 13
No Other name-Acts 4
It's Spiritual-2 Cor.10
Asleep in the Ship?-Jonah
Counterfiet-Matthew 7
We Need A Revival-Psalm85
Break It Up-Hosea 10
Deception-Proverbs 20
Tell Us Plainly
Time - Eph. 5:16
Duty-Galatians 6
Dwelt Among Us - John 1
What's Inside-Matthew 15
Hope-1 Thess. 4
It All Adds Up-Acts 2
"And It Was So"-Judges 7
Save Me - Matt. 14
One - Luke 3:4
Duty-2 Cor.5:11
I Love The Lord-Psalm 116
The Greatest-Matthew 18
The Box - Mark 14
Faith - Hebrews 11
The Staff - Gen. 32
Exhortations - 1 Cor. 16
A Seed-Luke 13
Famine-Amos 8
The Sign-Judges 6
The Truth Hurts-Gal.4
The Hills-Psalm 121
His Eye Witness-John 1
Thanks!-Psalm100
"Think on This"-Phil.1
Those Excellent Things
Confident - Phil. 1
Our Expectation-Phil.1:20
It all Adds Up!-Psalm 90
Happiness-Psalm 1
Thanksgiving Today-Ps100
Knowing His Will-IThess.5
"Be YE Thankful" - Col. 3
"A Thankful Week"-Eph.1
Where Art Thou - Gen. 3
"God of gods"
In Due Time-1 Peter 5
Preparing for earthquakes
Nov 6, 2012 Psalm 33
For Christ Sake - Eoh.4
No Satisfaction?-Ecc. 1
Perfect Storm-Matthew 8
"Truth Lord"-John 8:32
Mark 12:17
Remember?-Ecc.12
Prove Me-Malachi 3
Do it Heartily-Col.3
God Put You there-1 Kings
High Time - Rom. 13
How Deep-1 Peter 3
Reality Check-Rev. 3:15
Mortify - Col. 3
"Unto Us Is given"Isaiah9
"A Remedy"-Isaiah 7
Send Me? - Isaiah 6
Prepared for Peace-Isaiah
Does It Matter - Isaiah 1
Remembering Victory-Josh.
Press On-Joshua 1
"Oh" - Isaiah 6
The Deep Things - Ps.92
Are We in One Accord?
Our Refuge - Ps. 91
Get Help, Find Hope-Col.3
A Truth - Gen. 28
Melody in Your Heart-Eph5
God Is Faithful -1 Cor. 1
The Half -Not Been Told
Ain't That Something-Matt
"Cleansed"
Though I Walk through...
Be Of Good Cheer- Acts 27
Investing 101 - Matt. 7
What's Happened...Titus2
Oh Happy Day
Healing in His wings Mal4
Gideon Worshipped-Judges7
A Vessel... 2 Tim. 2
What Great Hope - John 14
The House - John 14
A Troubled Heart-John 14
Help My Unbelief-Mark 6
God Did!
Take Heart! - Joshua 1
Honest Injun - Ex. 20
Not Quickly Broken-Ecc.4
In Troubled Times
Home - Acts 21
Saved...Titus2
The Penny Poem
Don't Quit-Isaiah 40
Purpose-Ruth2:16
Half-Way-Ps.118
Rest in the Redeemer-Matt
The Light of the World
Going to The Birds-Matt.6
Are You Weary? - Gal. 6:9
He's Enough! - Mark 8
Give me a Chance-Luke 13
Prepare... - Deut. 34
Revelation - Daniel 2
His Image - Eph.5
I've Been Changed -Luke 8
Are You Scared? - Ps. 34
Trust Him! - Psalm 37
Full - Colossians 2:9
Snow Day - Psalm 51
A Day To Reflect-Eph.2
Self - Acts & Genesis
Ready or Not - Matt. 24
Close To Moving - Rev.21
Love Lifted Me - Psalm 40
Pit, Prison, Palace-Gen37
Just Do It - Acts 9
Preaching - Isaiah 61
Come Now - Isaiah 1:1
Living Sacrifice - Rom.12
Where? - John 1:48
No Condemnation-Roman
A Good Son...-Luke15
Glimpse of Glory -Isaiah6
Spinning Your Wheels1John
Lest We Forget - 1Cor. 11
3 Things Jesus Is-John14
Roses-Song Of Solomon 2
Thanks Be To God-Luke 6
3 Things Jesus Is-Part 3
One Accord - Acts 2:1
Fulness of Time-Eccl. 3
Thanks - 1 Cor. 15
The Word Of God - John 1
The Bible - 2 Timothy 3
Reflections - Psalm 150
A Cry Out - Psalm 54
God's Will - Eph. 1:17-20
A Scary Thought - Heb. 10
1 Kings 17
To Be Or Not... Matt. 7
Fishers of Men - Matt. 4
Pride... 1 Chron. 21
Church... Psalm 122
Ain't God Good-2 Chron. 5
Lord Of The Harvest-Matt9
Back Again - Psalm 122
What Are You Looking At?
Beautiful Feet - Isaiah52
Walking in Love - Rom 13
The Joy of the Lord-Phil4
Jehovah-jireh - Gen. 22
Taste and See - 1 Peter 1
May We Say So! - Psalm107
Jehovah-Nissi...Exodus 17
Sowing or Reaping-Ecc.11
Prayer - Matt.6 - Part1
Know Peace! - Psalm 46
Thou Art The Christ-Mark8
Prayer - Part 2 - Matt. 6
How Good & Pleasant-Acts4
The Birds - Matthew 6
Prayer - Part 3 - Matt. 6
It's Finished - John 19
Dismayed... 1Sam. 17
Prayer - Part 4 - Matt. 6
Prayer - Part 5 - Matt. 6
See The Place - Matt. 28
The Lord Said - Matt. 22
On Christ The... Psalm 62
The Truth - Deut. 5:16
To Work! - Neh. 4:6
He Went - 2 Kings 19:1
No One Like Jesus-Isaiah
Today - Psalm 118:24
Art Thou He? - Matthew 11
Family Affair - Eph. 6:1
The End of the World-Matt
Walk The Walk - 1 Thess.4
Who Am I? - 1 Cor. 1
Who's Who - Matthew 1
The Love of God - 1John 4
Secret of Blessings-Rev22
The Walls - Neh. 1:1-4
A Summary of the Word
Make Thy Bed - Acts 9
Philippians 4:13
Take Thy Bed - John 5
Lying on a Bed - Matt. 9
What Can Happen - Acts 16
I Don't Know - Proverbs 3
Upon The Bed - Gen. 4
Bring Up the Bed-1 Sam. 1
The Light - John 9
Who's On First-Exodus 20
Careful Little Hands-Ex20
Out Of The Bed - Mark 2
Psalm 40:17
Are You Sure?-Exodus20
Check On Your Day-Ex. 20
Give God Your All-Luke 21
Better Than Money-Ex. 20
Have You Praised Him?
It's Life Or Death-Ex.20
What's Your Heart On-Matt
Perfectly Pure - Ex. 20
It's Still Stealing-Ex.20
Lying Still - Ex. 20
Press On - Phil. 3
Covetous? - Ex. 20
Prove Him! - Ex. 20
Psalm 119:1
The Road Less Traveled
When Thou Shalt Say
Proverbs 20:29
The Shepherd's Scrip
Stick It Out - Rom. 8
Wonders Amoung Us
Give Thanks - 1 Chron. 16
We Call It THANKSGIVI
Daily Celebration-Isa.49
What Love-Psalm 116
What Could Happen?
And It Came To Pass-Luke1
Seperation - Luke 1
A Powerful Proclamation
Mary Favored with God
A Preparing Person-Luke1
The Right Place - Luke 2
The Night Watch -Luke 2
Wise Men - Matthew 2
Just Joseph - Matthew 2
Virgin Mary - Luke 1
For Unto You! - Luke 2
Christmas Past
Our Hope - Psalm 108
A Note Of Sadness - 2Tim4
Happy New Year-1Peter 1
Challenge-2 Cor. 7
All His Might - Judges 16
What's Enough? - John 3
The King - Psalm 24
Purpose In Your Heart-Dan
Declared Desire-Psalm 119
The Challenge - Proverbs1
A Better Way - Isaiah 55
Recall - 2 Timothy 1
Are You Happy? - Prov. 3
Blessed Are They - Prov.8
Robbed - John 10
Mercy & Happiness-Prov.14
Trust - Proverbs 16
Happiness Is - Prov. 20
Say What? - Psalm 107
It's Not Hard - Prov. 28
A Vision Of Happ.-Prov.29
Only Believe - John 4
It's Not Strange-1Peter 4
1+1=2 Many-Numbers 20
A Threefold Cord - Ecc. 4
Remember Thy Youth-Ec
Thankful Today-Psalm 100
So Close! - Acts 26
But God - Eph. 2
Never Forget - James 1
Who's Listening-Judges 6
Toiled All Night? -Luke 5
Do You Love Her?
The Place - Exodus 23
Mine, Yours, His - Phil.4
I Lay in Zion - Rev. 14
Unto You - Luke 2
What Love! - John 1
Do I Really Fear God?
God Did - Matthew 19
Two Evils -Jer. 2:13
But Now - Romans 3
Start Building - Prov.15
Is Anything New - Ecc.1
Gentleness - Genesis 2
Easter - Matthew 28
Our Attention - John 21
Come and Dine - John 21
The Third Time - John 21
I Marvel - Galatians 1
"O Death" - Job 42
His Handywork! - Psalm 19
What Peace - Eph. 2
"Famine!" - Ruth 1:1
Lean on Me! - John 13
Life - Psalm 61:2
Real Life - Titus 3
Choosing Sides - Matt.12
Best Present of All-Rom.3
He'll Show Up! - Luke 24
Use Who? - Judges 6
Will You Cry Out?-Judges6
The Fleece - Judges 6
The Peace - Judges 6
Happy Mother's Day
Our Warfare-Ephesians 6
Stand! - Eph.6
Walking, Talking....Col.4
John Carl & Hallie
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Nathanael engaged
Baby Emma Born

Mercy & Happiness

Proverbs 14:21

"He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he." (Proverbs 14:21) This is the third beatitude of the book of Proverbs. Again Solomons desire is to impart wisdom to his reader that he may be happy.

This Proverb is one of contrast. Wealth and poverty determine often how a man is treated. Jesus declared we are to be no respecter of persons, however, the natural heart is easily swayed by the wealth or the lack thereof.

"The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends." (Proverbs 14:20) This is the world's attitude and if we fail to press the truth of scripture then our churches, even Christians will despise the poor.

If we are to be truly happy then we must understand this great truth, mercy brings great contentment! God has extended mercy and if we are to be Christ like (and that's what brings happiness to the heart of man) then we must show mercy!

Who is our neighbor? It is the Lord's command that we love our neighbor as we love ourselves. Who is our neighbor? It is the person to whom we show mercy!

God's desire is to bring happiness, blessings, and joy to the heart of His children. Happiness is not dependent upon possession but about understanding, knowledge, and wisdom toward God's gift to man. What is that gift? The Savior born, to give life to all who receive Him.

God Bless

Bro. John

1-19-12