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A Word From Joe Barnett

This site is about words.
First, about God’s authoritative, inspired Word.
Second, about my non-authoritative, non-inspired words—nevertheless, written in hope that they will encourage those who read them, and above all that they will point the reader to God’s Word.

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  • Today’s Walk in the Word. A brief devotional that appears Monday through Friday. Each entry is based on a single verse of Scripture, followed by my comments related to it, and ending with a summary aphorism. To access the latest devotional click on "Today’s Walk in the Word" below. To access previous messages click on "Archives/A Walk in the Word" in the top menu.
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Today's Walk in the Word

The One-and-Only

Salvation is found in no one else.                         —Acts 4:12 When John opened his Gospel, pointing to Jesus as the Life and the Light (Jn 1:4), he eliminated comparison, competition, or compromise. “God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his […]

In Good Times and Bad, Pray

In my distress I called to the Lord.                    —Psalm 18:6 Charles Swindoll tells about a flight in 1968 when the plane’s landing gear failed to engage. The pilot announced: “We are beginning our final descent. In accordance with International Aviation Codes established at Geneva, it is […]

Win the Big Races in Stages

[God’s mercies] are new every morning. —Lamentations 3:23 An Ironman Triathlon is an arduous challenge: a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and 26.2-mile run. One Ironman triathlete said, “You last the long race by conquering the short ones.” In other words, don’t think about swimming 2.4 miles; just swim to the next buoy. Don’t think […]

Are You a Positive Person?

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances.            —1 Thessalonians 5:16 Timmy’s Little League team—like Charlie Brown’s—hadn’t won a ball game all season. Today, they would be squaring off with the top team in town. “We’re going to get slaughtered,” Timmy whined. “Timmy,” said his mom, “you have to […]

Life and Light

In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.                  —John 1:4 The last prophetic voice of the Old Testament belonged to Malachi. There wouldn’t be another until John the Baptist, four hundred years later. Malachi is a somber book—God’s people had become spiritually […]

Timely Decisions

Seek the Lord while he may be found.                        —Isaiah 55:6 Decisions are the indispensable building blocks of life. However, the timing of decisions is essential to successful outcomes. Frank was extremely overweight but was determined to master the skills of mountain climbing. Through hard […]

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Today's Walk in the Word

A brief devotional that appears Monday through Friday. Each entry is based on a single verse of Scripture, followed by my comments and ending with a summary aphorism. 


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