Thoughts by Randall Stapleton
  • June 8, 2021

    And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you. Deliver me from all my transgressions. Do not mak ...

    And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you. Deliver me from all my transgressions. Do not make me the scorn of the fool! (Psalm 39:7-8) As I read (Psalm 39) this morning, I recalled a rece ...

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  • June 7, 2021

    Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they ...

    Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hi ...

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  • June 4, 2021

    O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your wrath, nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure! For Your arrows pierce me ...

    O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your wrath, nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure! For Your arrows pierce me deeply, And Your hand presses me down. There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your anger ...

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  • June 3, 2021

    The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him, but the Lord laughs at the wicked, f ...

    The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him, but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming. The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to bring down ...

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  • June 2, 2021

    Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Chri ...

    Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you. (2 ...

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  • June 1, 2021

    Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the gr ...

    Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befri ...

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  • May 31, 2021

    He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw ...

    He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately ...

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  • May 28, 2021

    As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor. The heart of the wi ...

    As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor. The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Even as fools walk along the r ...

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  • May 27, 2021

    Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross ...

    Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my ...

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  • May 26, 2021

    Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. What man is there who desires life ...

    Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. What man is there who desires life and loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speak ...

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