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More to Life

Devotions for Life

Not What You Did, But Who You Are

Today’s verse: “It came about afterward that David’s conscience bothered him because he had cut off the edge of Saul’s robe” (I Samuel 24:5).
What do you center on when someone hurts or attacks you? Do you seek to get even?   Or do you, like David when he had Saul’s life in his hands, not take matters in your own hand (I Samuel 24:1-15 and 26:1-25)?


Write These On Your Heart

Susan, my late wife, kept journals.   I still find some of her thoughts in various notebooks. This is something that I found. Susan was a great encourager and one who loved God in spite of her health problems. The following was her desires and hopes.
Susan began “With the hope that these words from the Scriptures may become a part of me”.



Bible Verse for Today: “In all things I gave you an example” (Acts 20:35).
Robert Pinsky wrote in The Sound of Poetry: “The art of poetry is not the words. The art of poetry is what happens inside of the listener or reader when they experience a poem.” In the same sense, we might say that Christianity is not just the words. Yes, words are necessary, for God’s Word is the word of life. However, Christianity is much more.