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Your Destiny

Today’s Bible Verse: “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that
each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done,
whether good or bad” ( 2 Cor 5:10 NASU).

Recently, I attended the funeral of one man and sat at the bedside of another who has
only a few weeks to live. Earthly life is terminal. Exercise all we want; take all
the vitamins we can, but it is still “appointed for men to die once and after this comes
judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). The elderly will die soon and so may the young. That fact
challenges each person to think about his or her destiny. What do you know about your
destiny?


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Not Happy

Today’s Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:4 – “I thank my God always concerning you
for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus.”

Soon I will be boarding a plane for a short trip. I am not a fan of air travel,
but it is better than walking. It can be a pain, but maybe they don’t deserve all
the whining and complaints.


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That Terrible Tongue

Ponder: Controlling our speech

Scripture: “By your words you will be justified, and by your words you will
be condemned” (Matthew 12:37 NKJV).

Few things are opened by mistake more often than the mouth. Who among us cannot
think of dozens of times we ought to have kept silent? James issues an ominous warning:
“If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives
his own heart, this one’s religion is useless”
(James 1:26).


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