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Daily Devotional – May 31

An ounce…

I know a man who lost his leg and hand while drinking and driving. The last time I saw John his leg and hand were still missing.

Malachi 3:6 (a) For I [am] the LORD, I change not.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Our God, the laws that govern Him and that He governs through are immutable.

For this cause, the very laws of the universe work in accordance to his nature and stepping outside of those laws is most unwise.

The Bible communicates a wealth of cause and effect relationships illustrating the danger to ourselves and others by attempted circumvention of God's immutable laws. It is a book of prevention that tells us how to stay out of trouble, find peace and joy, and flourish in a universe bound by God's unchanging nature.

As long as we walk this mortal earth we should heed the "good advice" given within the scripture. After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure–if there even is one.

An example?

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News You Can Use

Batwoman returns as a lesbian.

Comments?

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Tip of the Day

Blogs, work, family get-togethers, church outings, volunteer work, etc., etc., etc…

Sometimes we overwhelm ourselves.  A blogging friend posted a picture of herself in Hawaii when she was vacationing, and the look of peace and serenity on her face was a reminder to all of us:

Psalms 46:10A(a) Be still, and know that I [am] God…
…and we SHOULD be still at times for the purpose of spiritual and physical renewal. 

Today, as well as everyday, try to find a minute or two to just

be still.

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Verse of the Day

PHILIPPIANS 2:14
Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

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Daily Devotional – May 30

 

Got an itch? 

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Paul's description of people having "itching ears" is picturesque. The Greek word, knethomai, literally means "to itch, rub, scratch, or tickle." This figure of speech implies that they have an itch that must be scratched, or as William Barclay puts it, "they have ears which have to be continually titillated with novelties" (The Letters to Timothy, Titus, and Philemon, p. 202). Such people open their ears to any teacher who will relieve their particular "itch" regardless of how it measures against the truth.

As Bereans it is our duty to evaluate the "causes" we endorse. Are they truly of God, or are they itches we want scratched? Have we allowed the world to influence our thinking, or are we on solid biblical footing?

Our effort now should be presenting ourselves "blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ", for God is not concerned with scratching our itches but transforming us into the image of His Son. That is our only cause!

May 30, 2006 Posted by | Daily Devotional | 5 Comments

Tip of the Day

Take a break…

…no, I mean it, take a break!

Many of us spend a lot of time in front of our computers and on the keyboard.  Believe it or not, those who do are more prone to work related injury than those who work in many plants and industrial sites.  Carpal tunnel, eyestrain, and back and neck pain are just a few of the things we can develop when glued to our computer.  

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Verse of the Day

JOHN 9:33
If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.

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Daily Devotional – May 26

 

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Angry. Part 5 of 5

Do it!

Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

Colossians 3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

Readers, here is a good opportunity for you to share with each other ways that you have overcome anger, calming techniques that you have discovered that work for you or even share experiences.   

The Berean will be back in action on Monday (Memorial Day).  Have a blessed weekend. 

May 26, 2006 Posted by | Daily Devotional | 6 Comments

Tip of the Day

Phit!

The physical activity that you get doing housework and yard work contributes to health, too. Scrubbing floors, vacuuming, raking leaves, pruning hedges, pushing a lawn mower all provide valuable physical activity.

(Said as our friend Helen remodels her kitchen:) 

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Verse of the Day

GALATIANS 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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