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“Be Thankful”

“. . .always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father” (Eph 5:20 NASU).
No, it’s not Thanksgiving Day. Far from it. But, for the Christian, every day should be a thanksgiving day. Paul says, “always” giving thanks for all things.


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Guard Duty

Ponder: God’s peace versus worry.
Scripture: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7, NKJV).
Someone said worry is like a rocking chair – it gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere. Still, most of us (perhaps all of us) must confess that we worry. Jesus said not to do that because God already knows what we need. If we will seek first His kingdom (i.e. His reign over us) and His righteousness (i.e. a right relationship with Him), He will add to us all the things about which we’re inclined to worry.

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Fatherless”

“. . . or have eaten my morsels alone and the orphan has not shared it” (Job 31:17).
There is a responsibility to those left as orphans, or those we usually render as “fatherless” in all but the KJV, since until a century ago the father was the primary breadwinner. To illustrate the plight of children, in 1852 the New York City population was 500,000 of which 10,000 and more were homeless children.


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