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  1. Janice Dick
    May 22, 2013

    My sincere thanks for your thoughts on these verses, Janet. This finally makes sense to me. No divided loyalties, no wavering faith in the One true God.

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    • Janet Sketchley
      May 22, 2013

      I really like the NIV, but its use of the word “doubt” here has confused me for years. And I never got “waver” or “double-minded” either. “Loyalty” makes so much sense to me in this passage — are we going to trust God or not, and are we going to stay loyal to Him or walk away if we don’t get what we want?

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      • Janice Dick
        May 23, 2013

        Yeah. Have to admit these verses always left more of a feeling of guilt than encouragement. Consider yourself the purveyor of good news.

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      • Janet Sketchley
        May 23, 2013

        “purveyor of good news” — I’ll take that! Thanks 🙂

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  2. Mary Waind
    May 22, 2013

    I feel like we could have had this discussion over “a cup o'” this week, Janet. I’ve been caught up in these same verses. Now I have more to much on.

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    • Janet Sketchley
      May 22, 2013

      Mary, I always think it’s so neat to find out that God has been whispering the same things or using the same verses to reach a bunch of us at once. It reminds me we all struggle with similar “stuff” even if the details are different. Definitely would have loved a cup of tea with you, especially this week in the cold and damp!

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  3. momfan
    May 25, 2013

    I love the NLT of this verse too. It really does make the issue so much clearer. Thanks!

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    • Janet Sketchley
      May 25, 2013

      It’s funny how each version seems to have a few words that make so much clearer than others. And it’s never the same one being clearest all the time!

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