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Daily Devotional – August 9

 

HEAD IN THE SAND

It is said that an ostrich will stick its head in the sand at the first site of danger–assuming that if it doesn’t see the danger, its not really there.


First -A little over a week ago, I was talking to my sister about grace and God’s ultimate love. I quoted I Corinthians 10:23:”All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.”(Illustrating that no matter how bad I behave, I’m still God’s kid)
and

Galatians 5:1:

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

and

Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

(Illustrating how the law is a yoke that we are free from–meaning our relationship to God is based in love and not obligation)

It was a wonderful conversation, but during it, she told me that what I was talking about “scared” people–that it even frightened her. The finality of our conversation was that it is human nature to trust only in ones’ self and putting that faith and trust ultimately in the hands of God was difficult.


Second -Last night I spoke to a young man who told me that he was a faithful reader of Common Sense Christian for a long time, but had discontinued reading it for sometime because much of what he encountered “scared” him. He confessed that reading some of our content “forced him to think.”Paul tells Timothy: 2Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.A sound mind–the common sense one God equipped us with along with our capacity to love God and others overcomes the fear we often encounter when faced with the challenging truths and realities in this universe.


Do you handle your fear like the ostrich?

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August 9, 2007 Posted by | Attitude, Challenge | 9 Comments

Daily Devotional – June 19

BE YE KIND

A wise man declared: “That which makes a man to be desired is his kindness” (Prov. 19:22). Kindness includes attributes like friendliness, compassion, generosity, and tenderness. To be kind is to be God-like (Luke 6:35).

In a world that is saturated with harshness, a kind disposition is a refreshing breeze:

  • There is many a woman who would trade a handsome husband for a kind one.
  • Kindness would stifle the plague of child abuse.
  • More kindness among brothers in the Lord would alleviate so much church trouble.

The Scriptures demand that we be kind to one another (Eph. 4:32).

June 19, 2007 Posted by | Attitude | Leave a comment