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Mimic Me

Ponder: Whose example are you following? Is your example one that others should follow?

Scripture: “Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern” (Philippians 3:17, NKJV).

Some things I did while growing up make me ashamed. I used to drive my sister to distraction by mimicking her. If she sat down, I’d sit down. If she got up, I’d get up. If she said something, I’d parrot her words back to her, usually in a sarcastic, sing-song voice. How childish!


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Snatched Out Of The Fire

“And have mercy on some, who are doubting; save others, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh” (Jude 22-23).

Two of my uncles owned a sporting goods store in Dallas. This store had a very vicious guard dog protecting it at night. One night the store caught on fire. When the firemen opened the door a totally changed dog came out. He loved the rescuer who snatched him out the fire.


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Righteous Wedding Clothes

“Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?” (Matt. 22:12).

Remember the wedding, wherein you pondered the clothing that would be appropriate? Or, in getting ready, you put on your dress suspenders before donning your shirt? In our reading, Jesus is addressing the chief priests and elders of the Temple about a gathering for a select group, not just anyone, but God’s children to be dressed in the righteousness of Jesus.


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