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Lone Time

“Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves!  Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you-unless indeed you fail the test?” (II Corinthians 13:5).

Anywhere one looks, he sees that people are constantly on their cell phones, IPads, whatever.  It is like no one wants to be alone with his thoughts.  I wonder if we are afraid to be alone with our thoughts. It is though we strive to fill every waking minute with distractions.


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A Heart For God

Ponder: Am I a person after God’s own heart?

 Scripture “Rebuke a wise man, and he will love you” (Proverbs 9:8b, NKJV).

 Scripture calls David a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22). David certainly had his faults. Sometimes his blunders were colossal! We might think, “I’m glad my sins aren’t as catastrophic as his!” But we would be better served by asking, “Do I have David’s repentant heart?”


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Balance

“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24 NASU).

Jesus’ conversation with the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well became a very lively discussion about the right place of worship.  The Samaritans, in general, did not accept the complete Old Testament, but just the first five books of the Law.   You cannot find there that God had selected Jerusalem “to put His name” (Dt. 12:5).  That was revealed in David’s time.


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