Monday - November 24, 2014

Ultimate Experience (November 24)

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“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” (Psalm 34:8). THAT GOD IS “GOOD” IS ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE TRUTHS EVER ENTRUSTED TO THE HUMAN RACE. How could we survive if we did not know that He is perfectly wise and just — and that He is benevolently inclined toward ... Read More »

Travel (November 24)

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My heart is warm with the friends I make, And better friends I’ll not be knowing; Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take, No matter where it’s going. (Edna St. Vincent Millay) DOES IT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE IN OUR CHARACTER WHETHER WE TRAVEL? I believe it does — or at least it can. Travel doesn’t automatically make one a ... Read More »

Unto the Hills! (November 24)

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“I will lift up my eyes to the hills — from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1-2). WHEN WE’RE IN TROUBLE, WE HAVE A DANGEROUS TENDENCY TO LOOK FOR HELP IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES. Although human sources of help — those “real” kinds of security — have disappointed ... Read More »

A Greater Good Than Life (November 23)

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“Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You” (Psalm 63:3). GOD’S “LOVINGKINDNESS” IS HIS COVENANT FAITHFULNESS. Having promised, in effect, never to harm us, His lovingkindness is the quality that keeps Him from breaking that promise. In Genesis 31, there is the story of the covenant that Jacob and Laban entered into in the mountains of ... Read More »

The Bountiful Harvest (November 23)

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“But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully” (2 Corinthians 9:6). IF STINGINESS IS A PART OF OUR CHARACTER, WE WILL FIND THAT SEEKING GOD IS A QUITE DIFFICULT ENDEAVOR. On the other hand, if generosity is what motivates us, our experience is likely to be quite ... Read More »

Genuineness (November 23)

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“We wander but in the end there is always a certain peace in being what one is, in being that completely” (Ugo Betti). AMONG OUR ACQUAINTANCES, THOSE WHOM WE VALUE THE MOST ARE THE FOLKS WHO ARE GENUINE. We recognize that there can be a huge difference between what a person appears to be and what they actually are, and ... Read More »

Hearts That Are True (November 22)

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“But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience” (Luke 8:15). TO COMMIT OURSELVES TO GOD AND THEN REMAIN FAITHFUL TO HIM ALWAYS, THERE IS A CERTAIN KIND OF “HEART” THAT WE MUST HAVE. This heart is one that is ... Read More »