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And Then Whose Shall Those Things Be?

Text: “But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided” (Luke 12:20)?
Recently, while visiting an elderly relative, the topic of wills came up. My uncle, a widower with no children, informed me that he has no will. Since he is well beyond the “biblical age” of threescore and ten, possibly fourscore (Psalm 90:10) and, likely, has very few years left, I was prompted to ask, “and then whose shall those things be?”
Mind you, I am not judging my uncle. By all accounts he was not one who had invested a lot of money in the “things and stuff and junk of life.”

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My Balancing Act

Read: Joshua 1:1-9
Bible Thought: “Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more. For you know what commandments we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 4:1-2 NAU)
Watching a gymnast on the balance beam makes me nervous. I get so tense knowing that she may lose her balance through a very small movement. One small move and the result is devastating. How many times we’ve seen a great gymnast cry bitterly because she lost her balance.


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Acquired Tastes

“O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” (Ps 34:8)
I’ve noticed that my tastes have changed as I have gotten older. When I was young, I think my most often repeated statement was “I don’t like that.” Like most kids, if it was green, it wasn’t edible. I never tried Chinese until I was almost an adult. But I won’t bore you with the details.


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