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We all know people who don’t know Jesus. Some, we may have known our entire lives, so we know a lot about them. Others we don’t know much about. They could be members of our families, close friends, or co-workers. Whatever the case, we love them and pray that they would know Jesus in the pardon of their sins. 

If you’re like me, you can get discouraged when you’ve been praying for someone for years, and they seem no closer to God than when you first started praying for them. Some may have seemed to have gone further away from being saved than when you first started praying for them! However, instead of being discouraged, I want you to think about Manasseh, the king of Judah.

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned about questions, it’s this: If one person has a question, other people probably do too. Therefore, whenever I’m reading the Bible and have a question about something I’ve read, I feel obligated to find the answer. I can’t recall how often I’ve had a question in my life about something and didn’t answer it. Only to have the question come up later and regret not finding the answer the first time. I think understanding this principle can help people become better learners. 

Reading through Isaiah today, I read about the new heaven and earth. 

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In Psalm 107, we find an invitation. 

Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story- those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.

Psalm 107:2-3 (NIV)
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What does “the best life” look like? Is it successful, and if so, what’s the definition of success used? Many people believe that being rich is the key to success. Through the ages, humanity has striven to achieve success by obtaining wealth. Yet, today, more than ever, we know that money doesn’t bring happiness. Sure, money is helpful, but it’s not everything. What about friends? Having lots of friends is excellent, but is it a good measure of success? Many people have many friends, yet they feel lonely and dead inside. Is it power? Health? What can we gain in this world to honestly say we’re successful? 

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