Friday - August 29, 2014

Ready and Waiting (August 29)

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“And the Lord said, ‘Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes’” (Luke 12:42-43). WE SHOULD LIVE IN FERVENT EXPECTATION OF THE LORD’S RETURN, BUT IN OUR ... Read More »

Deliberation (August 29)

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“The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude and perseverance” (Samuel Adams). NO ONE WOULD DENY THAT WE LIVE IN TIMES THAT ARE DANGEROUS. Monumental problems face us, both individually and collectively. There has never been a more interesting or exciting time to be alive, but even so, living today is like walking ... Read More »

Singing (August 28)

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“Song is not Truth, not Wisdom, but the rose upon Truth’s lips, the light in Wisdom’s eyes” (Sir William Watson). HAVING A SONG IN OUR HEARTS, IF NOT ON OUR LIPS, MAY NOT BE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE, BUT IT’S MORE IMPORTANT THAN A LOT OF THE “STUFF” WE SEEM TO VALUE. Music is not an inherent good; ... Read More »

What Would Be On Your Reading List? (August 28)

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“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). IF YOU ARE LIKE ME, YOU LIKE TO READ MANY DIFFERENT THINGS, SOME MORE IMPORTANT THAN OTHERS. But what if you knew that you only had a short time left to live? What would be on your reading list? You’d probably dispense with the trivia and use ... Read More »

Vigilance (August 27)

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O polish’d perturbation! golden care! That keep’st the ports of slumber open wide To many a watchful night! (William Shakespeare) THE WORD “VIGILANCE” MEANS “WATCHFULNESS.” It comes from the Latin vigilare (“to be watchful”) and is akin to “vigil.” When we keep a vigil, we stay awake to watch at a time when we would normally be sleeping. If we ... Read More »

Opportunity and Opposition (August 27)

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“But I will tarry in Ephesus until Pentecost. For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries” (1 Corinthians 16:8-9). LIFE IN THIS WORLD IS A MIXTURE OF EASY THINGS AND HARD THINGS. All of us have to deal with both kinds of situations, the easy ones and the hard ones. But not only ... Read More »