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Thought for the Day (Page 181)

So, do you think it’s a good idea or a bad idea?

I heard someone on the radio the other day say something this, “It doesn’t matter if it’s a good idea or a bad idea.  It doesn’t matter if I like the person who suggested it or not.  It’s simply a matter of, ‘Is it authorized by the United States Constitution?’  If it’s not, then we have no legal authority to proceed.  Congress…

“Lord, I need you right now!”

Most likely each of us has found ourselves in the same position that David did in Psalm 70.  Read these words and hear his heart, “Make haste, O God, to deliver me!  Make haste to help me, O Lord!” He looked at his enemies and those who were trying to hurt him and begged, “Let me be ashamed and confounded…Let them be…

Who knows? Well, God does!

In that great story about the providence of God in the book of Esther, Mordecai was persuading Esther to go before the king on behalf of her people, the Jews.  Mordecai said to his cousin, the queen, “Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Est. 4:14).  Esther was in a unique position of…

Do you treat people like Jesus did?

A faithful forerunner.  An inquisitive teacher.  A soul-seeing brother.  An evangelistic friend.  A Samaritan woman.  A supportive father.  An infectious leper.  A military leader.  A sick servant.  An ill mother.  A royal official.  A hungry lad.  A demon-possessed man.  A paralytic.  A tax collector.  A civil ruler.  A young girl.  A sick woman.  A blind man.  A deaf-mute man.  A fisherman.  A…

How many are in God’s “multitude”?

What do you think of when you think of a “multitude”?  What sorts of things come to mind when you think of a “multitude” in the Bible?  “A multiple of people” (Gen. 48:4).  “A multitude of years” (Lev. 25:16).  “A multitude of livestock” (Num. 32:1).  “The multitude of Israel” (2 Kings 7:13).  “The multitude of words” (Prov. 10:19).  “The multitude of their…

“He hideth my soul in the cleft of the ROCK”

The story in Numbers 20 of Moses striking the rock (when he was commanded to speak to it) is familiar to us.  In your mind, what size was the rock?  We may think of something small when we think “rock,” but remember that it gave enough water for all the Israelites (a couple million people).  By definition, the rock that Moses struck…

True spirituality is a life, not a moment!

Some have the idea that if they have one good “spiritual moment” every year or so that it will carry them until they have another one.  “Spiritual moments” for some folks may vary from an especially pleasant day, to being extra generous to someone in need, to hiking to the summit of a breathtakingly beautiful mountain range.  Of course, for some, that…

More than “for show”

As Christians, we must constantly be aware of our influence and the impact that it has on others.  However, the works and responsibilities for one to become a Christian and to live a faithful Christian life are more than “for show.” The Bible teaches that one must be baptized to be saved (Mark 16:16).  It is more than “for show.”  The Bible…