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“She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God.” Zephaniah 3:2 In the book of Zephaniah, God presents a choice – be holy or be judged. God’s mercy always allowed for a righteous remnant to survive, and all who called on Him would be blessed. The Book ends with the promise of the Christ to come and that same great hope transforms the lives of men and women today. As I read this verse in my daily Bible reading, I felt like changing it around. I am…

“By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed and set out for a place that he was going to receive as an inheritance. He went out, even though he did not know where he was going” (Hebrews 11:8, Christian Standard Bible). As my friends know, I love to travel. In fact, it is common to be greeted with the question, “Where’s your next trip?” It doesn’t matter if it’s five miles down the road or across continents, I’m ready for new sights and new adventures. Part of the enjoyment comes from sharing the adventure with a good friend. But I’ve…

“Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean” (2 Kings 5:14). In 2 Kings Chapter 5, we read the account of Naaman, captain of the Syrian army. He was a mighty man and honorable. Even though he was well-respected with an important position, he had leprosy. Leprosy was a disease of the skin.  In the worst cases, the victims flesh would rot and fall off. Anyone who had this disease was…