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Joe Barnett

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.
  • On My Mind. Messages on varied topics that appear on this site at least once a month. To access the latest entry click on "On My Mind" below. To access previous messages click on "Archives/On My Mind" in the top menu.

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Today's Walk in the Word

Paid in Full

Christ died for sins once for all.                   —1 Peter 3:18 The call from his son was urgent. He was behind on his mortgage and had received notice of foreclosure unless the bank received full remittance by ten o’clock the following morning. So, dad overnighted a check …

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“Why?” Questions

I am the Lord, and there is no other.                    —Isaiah 45:5 I don’t know why a tornado demolishes one house and skips over the one next to it. I don’t know why cancer ravages the body of a devoted wife and mother and leaves a drunken …

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God’s Sovereignty

O Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you.                       —2 Samuel 7:22 Musing on the sovereignty of God, Charles Swindoll noted a smaller word nested inside the big word sovereignty: reign—sove-reign-ty. Sovereignty means our all-knowing, all-powerful God reigns in ways beyond our understanding, causing …

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Do What You Can

By the grace of God I am what I am.              —1 Corinthians 15:10 Matthew Henry wrote: “Wherever the Providence of God casts us, we should desire and endeavor to be useful; and, when we cannot do the good we would, we must be ready to do the good we …

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Have a Good Day

[God’s blessings] are new every morning.                      —Lamentations 3:23 How did your day begin? I’m guessing pretty much the same as yesterday—and the day before yesterday and the day before that. We seldom wake up hearing an angelic choir belting out the “Hallelujah Chorus.” But from …

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Think Before You Speak

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.                  —Psalm 141:3 Once a word is spoken, it can’t be unspoken. Damage done by harsh words can’t be undone. Churches are split, feelings are hurt, and relationships are splintered by biting …

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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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