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More to Life

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More to Life

Devotions for Life

Still Saving Others

“. . . let Him save Himself if He is the Christ of God, the Chosen One” (Lk. 23:35).
As Jesus agonized on the cruel cross, heartless bystanders jeered mockingly, knowing that before this time He had brought people back to life after their death. They really wished to see His power displayed for their own amusement, but thank God He wouldn’t come down from the cross.


Double Standards

Ponder: “It’s good for thee, but not for me!”
Scripture: “Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works, for they say, and do not do” (Matthew 23:3).
Jesus never approved of sin, but He directed His most severe criticism toward people with double standards. His withering denunciation of the scribes and Pharisees stemmed from their shameless, two-faced behavior: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!” (Matthew 23:13). These experts in the Law were quite accomplished at telling other people just what to do; their own behavior, however, would not pass the smell test.


Worthy Of A Repeat Visit

Today’s Scripture: Isaiah 53:3 – “He was despised and forsaken of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and like one from whom men hide their face. He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.”
It is not many movies that I necessarily enjoy watching a second time. Among them are “Schindler’s List,” and “Saving Private Ryan.” For me, once is enough.