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Our Life And Hope

“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life…” (John 11:25).

She had lost her husband. Now she walked by those carrying the body of her only son. We don’t know if she had daughters, but perhaps she did not. Her son was her reason for living, and now he was gone. How could she make it alone? Where would she go? What would she do?

Her tears and grief blinded her. But Jesus saw her. The heart of our Lord was filled with compassion toward her. Jesus said, “Don’t cry.” Then He reached out and touched the bier. “Young man, I say unto you, arise,” Jesus commanded. Immediately the dead son came back to life. He sat up and started talking (Luke 7:11-15).


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Don’t Be A Demas

Ponder: What went wrong with Demas? Could I do the same?
Scripture: “Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world . . .” (2 Timothy 4:10a, NKJV).
Demas wasn’t always a bad guy. About A.D. 61, he was with Paul during his first Roman imprisonment. From there, he sent greetings as Paul wrote Colossians (4:14); and the apostle acknowledged him as a fellow-laborer in Philemon 24. By A.D. 67-68, during Paul’s second Roman imprisonment, the picture had changed. Demas had forsaken Paul, having loved this present world.

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Jesus’ Kindness And The Fruit Of Kindness

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,…; against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23).
Jesus revealed God to us while He walked among mankind (John 1:14 and Hebrews 1:3a). So as we look at the fruit of the Spirit, we need to see it through Jesus’ manifestation of the fruit.

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