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“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:


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“As Many Had Need”

“And they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all, according as any man had need” (Acts 2:45).

Three thousand souls celebrated their new-found salvation. They stayed together and fed on the apostles’ teaching and fellowship. They feared and wondered at the signs and miracles done by the apostles. They worshiped together and ate together. They found favor with all the people. And they grew day by day.


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The Counter Assault Team

Ponder: Our individual and collective responsibility

Scripture: “Be sober; be vigilant; because your adversary, the devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8 NKJV).

On Wednesday, March 26, three Secret Service agents assigned to the President were sent home from the Netherlands. One had been drunk at their motel, and the other two did nothing about it; so all three were culpable. The President was scheduled to arrive the next day. The three were part of a counter-assault team. In the event that the President were attacked, the team would engage the assailants while the President was whisked away to safety.


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