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Called, Beloved, Kept (November 28)

Called, Beloved, Kept (November 28)

In a world of obstacles and temptations, we could not survive if it weren’t for the help God gives us in Christ. Peter wrote of those “who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (1 Peter 1:5).

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Faith Has Consequences (November 27)

Faith Has Consequences (November 27)

Believing is not a simple one-time decision after which we drift through life automatically. Faith is a soul-deep dependence on the Father who has loved us and saved us. To believe is not only to believe, but to take the risks that only trust will take.

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Herein Is Our Glory (November 28)

Herein Is Our Glory (November 28)

The God who gave each of us our gifts has said, “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.”

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The Open Way (November 27)

The Open Way (November 27)

Jesus did not simply say that He taught the way to God — He claimed to be the way. “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit” (1 Peter 3:18).

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Will What You’re ‘Reaching For’ Last? (November 28)

Will What You’re ‘Reaching For’ Last? (November 28)

Most of us focus too much of our attention on the passing pleasures and fleeting accomplishments of this world. But majoring in minors always turns out to be a losing proposition. No one can reach for “profit” in this world and not be disappointed at how unprofitable it is.

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All Is Vanity (November 27)

All Is Vanity (November 27)

What is the point of this “vain” life? Solomon summed it up succinctly: “Respect and obey God! This is what life is all about” (Eccl. 12:13). Any way you translate it, the point is basic — only in reverence and obedience to God can we accomplish anything.

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Wisdom (November 28)

Wisdom (November 28)

Generally speaking, it is through hardship and heartache that we learn to be wise in our own lives, and that is why we ought not to avoid difficulty. If we despise the means through which wisdom usually comes, we can’t truly say we desire wisdom.

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Gravity (November 27)

Gravity (November 27)

“Gravity” is essential to the good life. If we dispense with all formality and solemnity in our lives, the result is not the carefree enjoyment of constant informality, but the boredom that comes from dumbing everything down to the level of the casual.

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November 2020

November 2020

I expect we are all hoping for a better year in 2021. For me, however, the completion of Obeying the Gospel and AreYouaChristian.com made this a banner year. I will always look back on 2020 with a special fondness and gratitude.

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September 2020

September 2020

Needless to say, I am relieved that “Obeying the Gospel” is now out of my hands and available to be ordered by readers. Now, even if anything untoward should happen to me, the book can still move forward and do whatever good the Lord wills for it to do.

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