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“Remember also your Creator in the Days of Your Youth

“Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, ‘I have no delight in them'” (Ecclesiastes 12:1).

Ever wonder why Solomon said to “remember your Creator” – as opposed to remember your “God,” your “Lord,” or your “savior”? Certainly we should think of God in those other terms. But we also must not lose sight of remembering Him as our Creator. Notice what this does:


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Adhesive Or Cohesive?

 

Text: “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ” (1Cor. 12:12 ASV).

 

When it comes to being a part of the body of Christ are you an adhesive or cohesive member? You might ask, “What’s the difference?” Just think for a moment. To be adhesive means: 1. Tending to adhere; sticky. 2. Gummed so as to adhere. 3. Tending to persist; difficult if not impossible to shake off. Whereas, to be cohesive means: 1. The act, process, or condition of cohering 2. Pyisics. The intermolecular attraction by which the elements of a body are held together. 3. Botany. The congenital union of parts of the same kind. . ., to cling together (American Heritage Dictionary).


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Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Feelings, Change Your Life!

 

“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things” (Phil 4:8).

 

The grand epistle to the church at Philippi is a book about attitudes. Paul believed if one changed his attitude, he would change his behavior. Paul could have been deeply disturbed, being in prison, to learn that some preachers were trying to discredit him. Paul’s attitude was simple: regardless of their attitude towards him, if they preached the true gospel he was thankful (chapter 1).


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