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Darkness Vs Light

Text: “For ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord: walk as children of light” (Eph. 5:8).

I recently watched a Sci Fi flick about a young man who was entering the medical profession and doing his internship on some distant planet which had been colonized by earth people. The time is around 3,000 A.D., and the planet looks much like our own earth. But the most unusual thing, and it was very “realistically” portrayed, was that this planet had both darkness and light. “But”, you say, “so do we!” No, you don’t understand. They had light and darkness at the same time. “But so do we. When it is dark on one side of the earth it is light on the other side.” Okay, let me put it another way. One side was totally dark – all the time. The other side was total light – all the time. And there was a conflict between those who lived in the dark and those who lived in the light.


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After Personal Failure: Ruin or Recovery?

Ponder: Will God forgive me even for outrageous sins?

Scripture: “He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in mercy” (Micah 7:18b, NKJV).

King David, though he was a man after God’s own heart, committed some egregious sins. Think of his adultery and murder regarding Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11), as well as his prideful numbering of his army (2 Samuel 24). These catastrophic blunders could have ruined David, not only politically, but eternally. We’re happy that David recovered.


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Don’t Be Oblivious

“The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, ‘Before a rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.’ And he went out and wept bitterly” (Luke 22:61-62 NASU).

November 8, 1963 is my “rebirth” day. I was 17 years old when I was baptized. I celebrate it every year. Before that day, I was not a child of God. Since then I have been a part of God’s spiritual family, the church, the household of God. But I haven’t always been a good child of God.


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