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Posts by David Sproule

Have You Made a Deal with God?

You’ve heard of people trying to “make a deal” with God, haven’t you?  Maybe you have been one of those people.  “Lord, if you will ______, then I will _____.”  Those “deals” are usually designed for the good of the recipient, aren’t they?  Would you ever try to “make a deal” with God for the good of someone else?  In Psalm 71,…

My refuge

A child’s natural reaction when startled, scared, intimidated, overwhelmed or even tired is to run into a parent’s arms and bury his/her head in mom or dad’s chest. How many times have you seen that? A little boy or girl finding comfort, refuge, peace and rest in the safety and security of the one who is always there and has proven to be the…

You’re already spoken for

Sometimes it may be the sight of a wedding ring or a photo on your desk that tells another person that you’re “already spoken for.” Or maybe it’s a friend of yours who speaks up for you to let others know that you’re “already spoken for.” Being married is exclusive. And when you’re “already spoken for,” you know what that means and so does everyone…

Do You Know MY Jesus?

There are many wonderful things to know about Jesus, and oh, how we ought to wish that the whole world would know them!  He was born of a virgin in the city of Bethlehem.  He had Divine power on this earth and taught many magnificent things.  He lived a sinless life but was still murdered by crucifixion.  He was raised from the…

The devil deceives

The devil “transforms himself into an angel of light” (2 Cor. 11:14). The devil can take darkness (i.e., sin that is unacceptable to God) and make it look like light (i.e., something acceptable to God). And all the while, he deceives you into not seeing what is so plain. Friends, please, do not be deceived! Do not be swindled into taking a little money or…

Doing the right thing isn’t always easy

Extending forgiveness to someone is hard! It is especially hard when we have been hurt deeply and even repeatedly. Sometimes a person will ask for our forgiveness, and we will be hesitant or resist completely. Sometimes we will not accept a person’s apology because “they didn’t say it just right.” There are many layers to the matter of forgiveness, but consider an example. Stephen was “a…

Count Your Blessings, Name Them ONE By ONE

We know the hymn.  Perhaps it is one of your favorites.  How could it not be?  We reference it often, as it is a needed reminder (from the eloquent pen of Johnson Oatman, Jr.) that we need to count our blessings, even (or maybe especially) when we are “tempest-tossed” on “life’s billows,” when we are “discouraged,” “burdened” or “amid the conflict.” To…

My rights as a citizen

Just because you “have a right” as a citizen of this country does not necessarily mean that you have approval from God for such. Regardless of when one has a right to have an abortion in this country does not change God’s view of the sanctity of life and the sinfulness of murder. Just because you have a right to freedom of speech does…