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Angela Overton

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The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea. Psalm 93:3–4 When I am going through a really difficult time in my life, I quote the above scripture. I declare, “The Lord on high is lighter than the noise of many waters.” “The Lord is mightier than my problem.” “The Lord is mightier than my enemy.”  There may be a situation in your life that is trying to drown…

Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law? Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:36–40, NIV. Isn’t it ironic that the two greatest commandments are not listed in the Ten Commandment? However, these two great commandments that Jesus declares encapsulate those found in Exodus 20. The first four laws given in Exodus 20 are to strengthen our relationship…

The other day I was reading an intriguing scripture and it caused me to ponder its meaning a bit further. Ecclesiastes 10:1 says, Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking scent. I thought about how a fly in the ointment is a metaphor for unresolved issues in the life of a believer. A tiny, annoying fly can destroy precious and valuable ointment, just as a worried heart can create havoc on your health or secret sin can fester. Imagine the apothecary represents our relationship with the Lord. The ointment is our life’s fragrance of…