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More to Life

Devotions for Life

The Form of Sound Words

“Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 1:13).

Preachers have a lot of human traits, though not always visible! One being the perception that the longer they are with one congregation, the more visible their human faults become. After they get acquainted, members may not take the simple errors in English, mumbling in reading scripture, or even historical accounts as humorous, but decide they can do better. That makes a change desirable for both the preacher and the congregation.


Stuck In Traffic Again!

“A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, The naive proceed and pay the penalty” (Prov 27:12 NAS).

Recently, I traveled to LA; it took only 3 ½ hours. Then later on Friday it took 5 ½ hours to travel the same distance. What made the difference? You guessed it. Traffic and bad timing! We returned home on Saturday and I figured the traffic would be lighter. No! Again it took over five hours with bumper to bumper traffic almost half the distance.


How Do You See People?

Ponder: Love people, use things. 

Scripture: “This man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath” (John 9:16, NKJV). 

Different people responded in a variety of ways to the man Jesus healed of life-long blindness (John 9). The disciples treated him as an object of religious discussion, wondering whose sin caused him to be born blind. The neighbors saw him as something spectacular to wonder about and discuss. Rather than rejoicing with him, for some unexplained reason they took him to the Pharisees. Did these self-styled experts in the Law of Moses tell him how glad they were that he could see? No, they saw him as a question of lawfulness and an object to be used to lash out at Jesus.