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“How Shall They Hear?”

“Who would have all men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth” (I Timothy 2:4).

Ed and I were returning to Denver from Vail, Colorado.  Motorhomes, eighteen-wheelers, trucks pulling trailers, and cars filled all three lanes on I-70 East.  We rounded a long, descending curve, and what I saw made me cry out in fear and concern.  In the middle of the inner lane lay a large, yellow dog. It had evidently fallen from a vehicle and was hurt and in pain.  It could not get up.  A car had stopped about ten feet above where the dog lay, and a woman had exited from a car stopped about thirty feet downhill.  She was carrying a coat to wrap around the dog.  A truck had stopped on the shoulder of the outside lane.


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Part Of The Family

 

Ponder: Your status as a member of God’s family.

Scripture: “I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty” (2 Corinthians 6:18 NKJV).

The song is true – we really are the “house (family) of God . . . the church of the living God (1 Timothy 3:15). “Now, therefore, you are . . . members of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19). Christians are children of the same Heavenly Father (2 Corinthians 6:18). 


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Cool Of The Day

 

“They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden” (Genesis 3:8).

Adam and Eve enjoyed a close relationship with their Creator. Sin had not imposed a barrier between that relationship. Then enter Satan, and with him came temptation. Adam and Eve failed to resist temptation, and their relationship with God became broken. Adam and Eve tried to avoid God. 


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