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Come, One and All (March 31)
Revelation 22:17 invites us to drink of the “water of life” in eternity. But only in the here and now can we accept God’s invitation. When this life is over, it will be too late for us to decide that, yes, we would like to enjoy the water of life.
Is Jesus the Only Way? (March 30)
Our “salvation” from sin must be seen from a different perspective. Proposals by the world’s greatest teachers won’t be enough. We need a grace that only God can supply, and it is God who has said, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!”
The Beauty of Holiness (March 31)
The human spirit was created to thrive on God’s beauty. When we long for God and reach for Him, when we devote ourselves with a whole heart to showing forth His goodness, we come closer to a beauty that was meant to surround us and delight us.
Doing What’s Right . . . For God’s Sake (March 30)
Many good things come to the obedient, and it would be naive to say we shouldn’t be drawn to these. But those can’t be our primary concern. Jesus taught that we get the good things of this life only by forgetting them and keeping our focus on God.
God, the Perfectly Faithful (March 31)
Only God can be a perfect source of confidence, and it’s sinful to try to make anyone else fill the role that He alone was meant to fill. He is infallibly trustworthy. We may “commit [our] souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.”
Not Content with True Contentment? (March 30)
Rejecting what we’ve come to know of God’s will is so foolish, none of us would ever do it if we weren’t deceived. But therein lies the power of sin. The devil is shrewd enough to make slavery seem, for the moment, like it’s better than what we have.
Commendation (March 31)
We are more vocal about our displeasures than about our delights. But if we have to criticize, shouldn’t we keep that as private as possible? And when we have the opportunity to commend someone, shouldn’t that be the “news” we want to publicize?
Enthusiasm (March 30)
Our family, friends, and coworkers deserve our best. Indeed, life itself deserves our best. It comes down to the question of whether we’re going to go “all out” to achieve excellent results or be content with the meager products of lazy living.
DFBS 413 — We must not only seek God, but we must seek Him diligently
When the lukewarm and lackadaisical go through the motions of “religion,” the result is an insult to God (Malachi 1:10,11). If we are to have fellowship with God, our relationship must be characterized by unselfishness, reverence, and diligence.
DFBS 412 — We ought to love God with all our hearts
We need, in a good sense, to have a “one-track” mind — a mind so totally focused on the Lord and His cause that there is no room for other considerations. It takes constant adjustment to keep our hearts where they need to be. Let’s work on that.
For this month’s report, I just want to give you a copy of a post that I made on Facebook this past Tuesday, on my 73rd birthday. Some of you will have already seen this. I just wanted to make sure that you got a copy of the “birthday” post.
It takes discipline to read something every day, and I can’t tell you how much it means to me at the personal level to have so many readers who read the pages from these daybooks every day for a whole year — and then, amazingly, start over again the next year.