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Compass Point

By Pete Smith

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But Prayer
But Prayer
‘And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains:  and the keepers before the door kept the prison. ‘And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly.  And his chains fell off from his hands. ‘And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals.  And so he did.  And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. ‘And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision. ‘When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord:  and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him. ‘And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.’ —Acts 12:6–11 ‘For with God nothing shall be impossible.’ —Luke 1:37
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November 26, 2022
Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday!
‘And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants:  and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.’ —Genesis 40:20
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November 25, 2022
True Peace
True Peace
‘And he is the head of the body, the church:  who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.’ —Colossians 1:18 ‘Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ‘ —Romans 5:1
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November 24, 2022
Precious Blood
Precious Blood
‘ Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; ‘But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot’ —1 Peter 1:18, 19
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November 23, 2022
Held by His Hand
Held by His Hand
‘For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.’ —Isaiah 41:13 ‘And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.’ —John 10:28
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November 22, 2022
Healthy Living
Healthy Living
‘Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.’ —Psalm 119:11
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November 21, 2022
More Meditation
More Meditation
‘I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.’ —Psalm 143:5 ‘My meditation of him shall be sweet:  I will be glad in the Lord.’ —Psalm 104:34 ‘My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned:  then spake I with my tongue’ —Psalm 39:3
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November 20, 2022
A Great Sinner
A Great Sinner
‘Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound.  But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound’ —Romans 5:20
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November 19, 2022
Don’t Retaliate
Don’t Retaliate
‘See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.’ —1 Thessalonians 5:15
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November 18, 2022
The Witness of Peter
The Witness of Peter
‘The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.’ —Acts 5:30 ‘And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree’ —Acts 10:39
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November 17, 2022
In Your Distress
In Your Distress
‘In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.’ —Psalm 120:1 ‘I am for peace:  but when I speak, they are for war.’ —Psalm 120:7 ‘Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.’ —1 Peter 5:7
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November 16, 2022
Am I Building?
Am I Building?
‘So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.’ —Nehemiah 4:6
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November 15, 2022
Unclean Lips
Unclean Lips
‘Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips:  for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.’ —Isaiah 6:5 ‘O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.’ —Matthew 12:34
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November 14, 2022
Such Love
Such Love
‘What is man, that thou art mindful of him?  and the son of man, that thou visitest him?’ —Psalm 8:4
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November 13, 2022
Under Your Influence
Under Your Influence
‘And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the women took the child, and nursed it.’ —Exodus 2:9
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November 12, 2022
The Cost of War
The Cost of War
Praying those affected by war in Ukraine.
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November 11, 2022
A Glimpse of Christ
A Glimpse of Christ
‘He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.’ —1 John 2:6
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November 10, 2022
Wounded for Our Healing
Wounded for Our Healing
‘But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:  the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.’ —Isaiah 53:5
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November 09, 2022
All the Day Long
All the Day Long
‘Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day. ‘… ‘My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof. ‘… ‘My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long:  for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.’ —Psalm 71:8, 15, & 24
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November 08, 2022
The First Ten Words
The First Ten Words
‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.’ —Genesis 1:1 ‘Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them’ —Ecclesiastes 12:1 ‘For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.’ —Mark 13:19
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November 07, 2022
Eternal Value
Eternal Value
‘And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.’ —1 John 2:17 ‘Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.’ —Matthew 24:35
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November 06, 2022
The Light of God's Word
The Light of God's Word
‘Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.’ —Psalm 119:105
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November 05, 2022
A Dark Spot
A Dark Spot
‘If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth’ —1 John 1:6
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November 04, 2022
Walking in the Light
Walking in the Light
‘But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.’ —1 John 1:7 ‘While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light.  These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.’ —John 12:36 ‘I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.’ —John 12:46
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November 03, 2022
Walking in Darkness
Walking in Darkness
‘If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth’ —1 John 1:6
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November 02, 2022
No Darkness at All
No Darkness at All
‘This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.’ —1 John 1:5 ‘Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.’ —James 1:17
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November 01, 2022
God is Light
God is Light
‘This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.’ —1 John 1:5 ‘The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?’ —Psalm 27:1 
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October 31, 2022
A Higher King
A Higher King
‘For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.’ —Psalm 74:12
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October 30, 2022
I Am the Way (Repeat)
I Am the Way (Repeat)
‘Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? ‘Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.’ —John 14:5-6
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October 29, 2022
The Appearance of Evil (Repeat)
The Appearance of Evil (Repeat)
‘Abstain from all appearance of evil.’ —1 Thessalonians 5:22
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October 28, 2022
Prove All Things (Repeat)
Prove All Things (Repeat)
‘Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.’ —1 Thessalonians 5:21
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October 27, 2022
In Everything Give Thanks (Repeat)
In Everything Give Thanks (Repeat)
‘In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.’ —1 Thessalonians 5:18
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October 26, 2022
Pray Continually (Repeat)
Pray Continually (Repeat)
‘Pray without ceasing.’ —1 Thessalonians 5:17
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October 25, 2022
Rejoice Always (Repeat)
Rejoice Always (Repeat)
‘Rejoice evermore.’ —1 Thessalonians 5:16
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October 24, 2022
Looking for God (Repeat)
Looking for God (Repeat)
‘And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.’ —Jeremiah 29:13 ‘All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.’ —John 6:37
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October 23, 2022
Christian Love (Repeat)
Christian Love (Repeat)
‘Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, ‘Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; ‘Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; ‘Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. ‘Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.’ —1 Corinthians 13:4–8
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October 22, 2022
One Thing You Lack (Repeat)
One Thing You Lack (Repeat)
‘Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.’ —Mark 10:21
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October 21, 2022
One Thing I Do (Repeat)
One Thing I Do (Repeat)
‘Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:  but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before’ —Philippians 3:13 ‘Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.’ —2 Corinthians 5:9
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October 20, 2022
One Thing Is Needful (Repeat)
One Thing Is Needful (Repeat)
‘But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.’ —Luke 11:42
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October 19, 2022
One Thing I Desire (Repeat)
One Thing I Desire (Repeat)
‘One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.’ —Psalm 27:4
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October 18, 2022
One Thing I Know (Repeat)
One Thing I Know (Repeat)
‘He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.’ —John 9:25 ‘For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed:  for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.’ —2 Timothy 1:12
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October 17, 2022
All You Need (Repeat)
All You Need (Repeat)
‘Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus’ —Romans 3:24
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October 16, 2022
We Win
We Win
‘In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.’ —Proverbs 14:26
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October 15, 2022
Finding Happiness
Finding Happiness
‘Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.’ —Proverbs 3:13
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October 14, 2022
God's Wisdom
God's Wisdom
‘A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: ‘To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. ‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.’ —Proverbs 1:5–7 ‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.’ —Proverbs 9:10
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October 13, 2022
His Healing Power
His Healing Power
‘And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.’ —Luke 5:17
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October 12, 2022
A Helping Hand
A Helping Hand
‘And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.’ —Acts 9:41
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October 11, 2022
It's Good to Give Thanks
It's Good to Give Thanks
‘It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High’ —Psalm 92:1
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October 10, 2022
Little
Little
‘For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.’ —Matthew 26:9 ‘But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.’ —Hebrews 2:9 ‘For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.’ —Hebrews 10:37
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October 09, 2022
Are You Growing?
Are You Growing?
‘As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby’ —1 Peter 2:2
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October 08, 2022
Forgiven & Changed
Forgiven & Changed
‘For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.’ —Romans 5:6 ‘But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.’ —Luke 5:24
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October 07, 2022
Words of Assurance
Words of Assurance
‘And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.’ —Luke 5:20 ‘Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.’ —John 5:24 ‘Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.’ —John 14:6
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October 06, 2022
God Alone
God Alone
‘And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.’ —Luke 5:20 ‘To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.’ —Acts 10:43
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October 05, 2022
The Right Priority
The Right Priority
‘And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.’ —Luke 5:20 ‘For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world:  but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.’ —Hebrews 9:26
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October 04, 2022
God Knows My Sin
God Knows My Sin
‘And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.’ —Luke 5:20 ‘How many are mine iniquities and sins?  make me to know my transgression and my sin. —Job 13:23
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October 03, 2022
The Great Divider
The Great Divider
‘So there was a division among the people because of him.’ —John 7:43
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October 02, 2022
More than Earthlings
More than Earthlings
More Than Earthlings: An Astronaut's Thoughts for Christ-Centered Living (Broadman Press, ISBN 0-8054-5255-9) is a 1983 non-fiction work by Apollo 15 astronaut James B. Irwin.
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October 01, 2022
Going to the Moon