Sunday - November 23, 2014

A Greater Good Than Life (November 23)


“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)


“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)


“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)


“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 »

Gratitude (November 22)


“Gratitude is the memory of the heart” (J. B. Massieu). THIS IS THE SEASON FOR THE GIVING OF THANKS. The harvest is complete, provisions have been made for the winter months ahead, and as the snows begin to fall, we take time for one of the year’s most delightful customs, the tradition of Thanksgiving. “Gratitude,” as J. B. Massieu defined ... Read More »