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Psalm 44:19-21

Nothing is hidden from God. To him we are an open book. He knows the biography of each of us. Such knowledge is both disturbing and reassuring. The heart is in a marketplace where different desirables compete for our attention. Even when we have made our choice we can be dogged with second thoughts and doubt the decision we have made. All sorts of ‘strange gods’ can swan around our imagination and bring us down, so low that we feel ground into the dust. All those who have put their trust in God know something of this struggle. It is why at the service of baptism we are warned of the battle with the world, the flesh and the devil...

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