Tag Archives: Deuteronomy

Fast Thinking: Thoughts Beyond Cognition

Fasting Minds Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.[Romans 12:2] The … Continue reading

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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 4 of 7)

Fasting for Discipline, for Protection against Lust and for Humility Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and … Continue reading

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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 3 of 7)

Fasting for Guidance, for Help in Prayer and for Physical Healing Under special difficulties, or when in great need of, or great longings after, any particular mercy, for yourself or others, set apart a day for secret prayer and fasting by … Continue reading

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Fasting: A Personal Exodus into a Private Promised Land

 Fasting: A Spiritual Exodus . . . Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein. And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and … Continue reading

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Fasting & Humility: Tailor-made Sackcloth for the Soul

 Fasting to Dress the Soul . . . I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting; I prayed with head bowed on my chest. [Psalm 35:13]. A dose of voluntary self-deprivation such as fasting is often helpful in enhancing our devotional live and … Continue reading

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Fasting: Simulated Adversity in a Spiritual Reality

 Fasting: Simulated Adversity When R. Shesheth kept a fast, on concluding his prayer he added the following: Sovereign of the Universe, Thou knowest full well that in the time when the Temple was standing, if a man sinned he used … Continue reading

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Benevolence: Freeing the Heart from the Ego

Freeing the Heart from the Ego If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart … Continue reading

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Wealth, Security & Charity: Long-term Spiritual Investments

Wealth, Security and Charity  For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, and when your flocks and herds have become very large and your silver and gold have multiplied along with everything … Continue reading

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Spiritual Factors in Health: Worship & Healing

Worship and Healing  . . . train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. [1 Timothy 4:7-9 (NIV)]. … Continue reading

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Spiritual Diet: Gut Feelings and Inner Peace

  Spiritual Diet — Gut Feelings and Inner Peace And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was … Continue reading

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