Friday - November 28, 2014

Herein Is Our Glory (November 28)

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“Thus says the Lord: ‘Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in ... Read More »

Wisdom (November 28)

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“Keep me from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children” (Kahlil Gibran). WISDOM, AS WE ALL KNOW, IS DIFFERENT FROM KNOWLEDGE. Knowledge has to do with the accumulation of factual information, while wisdom indicates how that information may be used to its best advantage. There are ... Read More »

The Open Way (November 27)

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“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me'” (John 14:6). JESUS CHRIST CLAIMED TO BE THE “WAY” THROUGH WHICH WE CAN COME TO GOD. As beings who are alienated from God by our own rebellion, the “here” of our present condition is separated by a great ... Read More »

All Is Vanity (November 27)

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“‘Vanity of vanities,’ says the Preacher; ‘Vanity of vanities, all is vanity'” (Ecclesiastes 1:2). LIFE IN THIS WORLD IS “VAIN.” That does not mean it is unimportant; it only means that it is temporary. Whatever we accomplish of a this-worldly nature, it will not last. Whatever work we do while we live, it will be forgotten after we’re gone, if ... Read More »

Gravity (November 27)

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“The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it” (Michel de Montaigne). SOMETIMES WE ERR BY BEING TOO SERIOUS, BUT AT OTHER TIMES WE’RE NOT SERIOUS ENOUGH. Prone to extremes, we struggle to get the balance right from day to day. On other pages, we have dealt with the problem of being too dour or gloomy. ... Read More »

Eternal Glory (November 26)

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“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory” (2 Corinthians 4:17). IF THERE IS ANY HARDSHIP TO BE ENDURED AS WE SEEK GOD, THAT HARDSHIP IS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE GLORY THAT WAITS FOR US WHEN THE HARDSHIP IS OVER. It would be dishonest to ... Read More »

Seeking and Losing (November 26)

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“Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it” (Luke 17:33). MANY PEOPLE REACH “FORWARD,” BUT THEY REACH FOR THE WRONG THINGS — AND END UP LOSING THE BETTER THINGS THEY COULD HAVE REACHED FOR. And there is no sadder fate in life than to get what we wanted and discover that, ... Read More »