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Everyone Will Know

Today’s Reading – John 13: 35 “. . . love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
My mother was quite proficient with the typewriter. There was a distinct tap-tap-tap as her fingers seemed to blaze across the key board. Even when the typewriter industry went electric there was still that physical connection between the keys and her fingers.  Then came the computer. The key board has been altered slightly but the letters and numbers are in the same place and there is still that tap-tap-tap sound.

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May I Have A Word with You?

1 Th. 5:6b “Let us be alert and sober”

The word for “sober” originally meant “not intoxicated”. But it became a figure of speech to indicate a sober minded attitude, a life of moderation and self-control.
The imperative “Let us be sober” is not a plea as the English appears to indicate, but a commandment. It can be translated “Be alert and sober.” Do it or else!

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Night With Ebon Pinion

Ponder: What is an ebon pinion, and why is it brooding o’er the vale?
Scripture: “And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground” (Luke 22:44, NKJV).
Love Humphreys Jameson wrote the words to this great song in 1854. Seventeen years later,
Joseph P. Powell set it to music. Many of us have sung it regularly in church for decades. It pertains to the thrice-repeated prayer of our Savior in the Garden of Gethsemane just before Judas brought the mob to arrest Him.

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