Monthly Archives: May 2012

May 30: God loves

God loves me best! True or false? And if you believe God loves you more than God loves someone else, how do you behave and how do you talk about the someone else? On Monday, I attended the Memorial Day … Continue reading

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May 28: wisdom and folly

Do you ever find that some of the best things about life can also be our greatest downfalls? There are certain foods that I love to eat, but if I eat too much of them I soon regret it. And yet, … Continue reading

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May 26: take hold

[Wisdom] is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed. (Proverbs 3:18) After reading today’s scripture (Proverbs 1-3 and Romans 7), I looked out our window into the backyard … Continue reading

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May 25: holiness

…offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness, leading to holiness. (Romans 6:19) Let me make an analogy. It’s not a perfect analogy, but hopefully it helps us understand Romans 6. Years ago, I joined a health club. I visited the club, … Continue reading

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May 23: humble

After a week away totally devoted to scripture, prayer and reflection, it is a challenge to fit the rest of life into a day. The past two days the reading happened, but the reflection time did not. So, when I … Continue reading

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May 20: not ashamed

I am not ashamed of the gospel because it is the power of God that brings salvation to evveryone who believes (Romans 1:16) For Paul, this verse contained the central message of his letter to the Roman Christians. Unlike the other … Continue reading

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May 19: grace (1 Kings 4-5; 2 Chronicles 2; Psalm 101; 2 Thessalonians 3)

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. For Paul, that’s the bottom line. It is also why I have remained a Methodist. Grace, according to John Wesley, is prevenient. That means, God’s grace is active in one’s life … Continue reading

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May 18: a discerning heart (1 Kings 3; 2 Chronicles 1; Psalm 78; 2 Thessalonians 2)

Why didn’t I think of that? If you could have anything, anything you could ever hope for, what would it be? God said to Solomon, “Ask me for whatever you want.” Isn’t that also what Jesus would teach? “Ask and it … Continue reading

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May 17: thank you (1 Kings 2; 1 Chronicles 29; Psalm 95; 2 Thessalonians 1)

What have we to be thankful for? What gifts have we received at God’s generous hands?Each day as I read from the Bible, I am listening for some message. Today, I am drawn to one verse from 2 Thessalonians 1. … Continue reading

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May 16: be present (1 Kings 1; 1 Chronicles 28; Psalm 91; 1 Thessalonians 5)

A lot of time, money and effort is devoted to determining what cannot ever be fully determined until we get there. It is called the future. Not that there is anything wrong in doing so, and in many areas it … Continue reading

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