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VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS – Week 25 – FEAR

Photo by Etienne Girardet on Unsplash By Mike Chaffin I have a message from God in my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before their eyes. Psalm 36:1           Fear isn’t always considered…

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VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS – Week 23 – INJUSTICE

Photo by Pete Alexopoulos on Unsplash By Mike Chaffin They plot injustice and say, “We have devised a perfect plan!” Surely the human mind and heart are cunning. Psalm 64:6           The psalmist talks about wicked people who use deceit…

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VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS – Week 20 – PRUDENCE

By Mike Chaffin The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool’s heart blurts out folly. Proverbs 12:23           The cure for foolishness is one of the four cardinal virtues – prudence. This isn’t a word that is bandied…

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VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS – Week 17 – COWARDNESS

By Mike Chaffin But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”…

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VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS – Week 15 – BITTERNESS

Photo by NordWood Themes on Unsplash By Mike Chaffin looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; Hebrews 12:15                One of…

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VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS – Week 14 – CHASTITY

By Mike Chaffin 20 Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife? Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman? 21 For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths. Proverbs 5:20-21           Chastity…

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VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS – Week 11 – SLOTH

By Mike Chaffin Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless go hungry. Proverbs 19:15           The sixth deadly sin is Sloth. Reverend Joe Holland, writing for Ligonier Ministries, defines why this sin is so deadly. He wrote, “Biblically speaking,…

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VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS – Week 9 – GREED

Photo by Alexander Grey on Unsplash By Mike Chaffin “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. Matthew 23:25…

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VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS – Week 8 – TEMPERANCE

Photo by Nik on unsplash.com By Mike Chaffin They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you. 1 Peter 4:4           Temperance and its synonyms, abstinence, and self-control is…

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VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS – Week 7 – GLUTTONY

Image by wayhomestudio on Freepik By Mike Chaffin and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. Proverbs 23:2           The church has long considered the fourth deadly act the sin of gluttony. In modern times…

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VICES, VIRTUES, AND EMOTIONS – Week 6 – HUMILITY

Image by jcomp on Freepik By Mike Chaffin When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2           The antidote for pride is humility. In fact, a multitude of problems are avoided when we cultivate a…

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