Thursday - October 30, 2014

Spiritual Treasure (October 30)


“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:19-21). JESUS ENCOURAGES US ... Read More »

What Will Happen? (October 30)


“And see, now I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there . . .” (Acts 20:22). IF YOUR PEACE OF MIND DEPENDS ON KNOWING WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN, YOU PROBABLY AREN’T GOING TO ENJOY BEING A CHRISTIAN. God does not supply us with any specific information about what is ... Read More »

Consequences (October 30)


“I so love the Spanish proverb ‘God says, Choose what you will and pay for it,‘ which stresses that life holds no easy answers, that conscious choices are often costly ones. We must live with and pay for their consequences. Understanding this, we learn what it means to be fully human” (Marsha Sinetar). WE OFTEN THINK OF “CONSEQUENCES” IN NEGATIVE ... Read More »

Action (October 29)


“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doers of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again ... Read More »

While God’s Patience Waits (October 29)


“Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near” (Isaiah 55:6). ALTHOUGH GOD INVITES US TO SEEK HIM AND FIND HIM, WE DON’T HAVE FOREVER TO TURN IN HIS DIRECTION. God’s patience is great, but it is not open-ended. Sooner or later, our opportunity for repentance will be interrupted. Such an interruption is not ... Read More »

Love Suffers Long (October 29)


“Love suffers long and is kind . . .” (1 Corinthians 13:4). IT IS NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING HOW HEAVY A BURDEN LOVE CAN BEAR AND HOW LONG IT CAN BEAR IT. I once knew a woman who had never had any life as an adult except the life of taking care of her mother. Her mother was a quadriplegic ... Read More »

Difficulty Increases the Satisfaction (October 28)


“I am filled with comfort. I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation” (2 Corinthians 7:4). FOR THE CHRISTIAN, DIFFICULTY IS A FACT OF LIFE. In a world where horrendous war is being fought between good and evil, hardship is only to be expected. Paul said, “We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22). And continuing ... Read More »