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All These Things

 “But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).

Winters can be harsh in Colorado.  Snow comes in abundance, temperatures fall far below zero, and the cold arctic winds bring the temperatures even lower.  We had such a day last week.  The snow sparkled in the sun, but the scene was deceiving.  The thermometer read ten below zero.  Not a bird nor a squirrel stirred in the trees, and no geese were on the frozen lake or eating grass in the park.


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A Double Negative   

“For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin” (Heb 4:15 NASU).

The other day, my grandson and I were on our way to In and Out, and he called his grandmother to see if she would like a burger.  I asked him if he knew what a “double negative” was, and he said, “Yes.”  I said, “You just used one.”  He had asked her, “You don’t want no cheese?”  For the next half hour he and I were laughing and putting double negative sentences together.


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One Way, Period

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6).

We live in a world that teaches that we can make up our own rules of salvation.  Basically, God must accept everyone no matter what he believes.  To believe otherwise, is in the eyes of the world, to be intolerant.  God must save all “good people” no matter what they believe in or don’t believe in.


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