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Devotions for Life

Life Today As If It Were Our Last

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,
(Titus 2:11-12 NASU).

A tragic accident occurred Monday at a nearby beach. A man was baptized in the ocean with his family
looking on. As he was being congratulated a wave hit the man and the undertow pulled him under. His body
has not yet been found.


“Been There, Done That”

“Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. . . found first his brother, Simon and said, ‘We have found the Messiah'” (Jn. 1:40-42).

The introduction seems to let us know the young man called, “the first missionary,” is to play a lesser role to his brother, Peter, in all 13 scriptures in which he is mentioned. For that reason alone, I have found him close to my own character, not that he failed, but acceptance in playing second fiddle.


“Remembering The Days of Darkness”

Indeed, if a man should live many years, let him rejoice in them all, and let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything that is to come will be futility” (Eccl 11:8 NASU)

A popular holiday song has the refrain, “may all your days be happy and bright.” Such is the wish of all who live. It would be nice if there were no days of stress, worry, illness, poverty and death. Reality, though, quickly destroys such a dream. Job observed that man “is short-lived and full of turmoil” (Job 14:1). In view of this harsh reality, Solomon offers two truths: