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Thought for the Day (Page 2)

There’s always another side

When hearing someone share one side of some incident or situation, it can be so easy to be drawn into their version of things and believe that is the only way of seeing things. It is so very critical when listening to someone at a time like that to remind yourself of two things. First, there is a very good chance that YOU…

Yet I will rejoice in the Lord

Many circumstances in life are out of our control. Perhaps it is the way people treat us. Perhaps it is trials that press upon us and test our faith. Or perhaps it is just “life,” or what Solomon called “time and chance” (Ecc. 9:11). Whatever it may be, while we may not be able to control the circumstances, we can definitely control our response. Habakkuk prophesied…

Numb?

One of the most heinous acts in history involved the worship of the god Molech, a heathen god to which children were sacrificed. It would be nice to say that only heathens ever sacrificed children to this god, but even God’s people turned from Him and offered their children as sacrifices in the fires of Molech (1 Kgs. 11:5-7, 33; Jer. 32:35). How could…

Jesus knew all along

The book of John teaches us much about the knowledge of Jesus. He was more than just “a man”! He was truly God in the flesh! And the depth and expanse of His knowledge not only proves His deity but also His amazing love. Jesus “knew all people” and “knew what was in man” (John 2:24-25). Jesus “knew from the beginning who they were who did…

Inflation-proof gift

Inflation makes shopping a challenge. That is true of regular shopping for groceries and everyday merchandise. But it is also true of holiday shopping. “Stuff” costs a lot! But there are many gifts that you can give that are inflation-proof. Consider just one. There is a gift that you can give to everyone, even to those who are unthankful (Luke 6:35). There is a gift that you can…

Incline your ear

Have you ever been in a crowded, noisy restaurant and you were trying to hear what someone was saying at the table with you, and so you leaned your body and your head in really close and maybe even cupped your hand behind your ear in order to hear? You gave your full, undivided attention and were doing everything you could to hear…

Accept adversity?

There are some verses in the Bible where the reader might do a double-take and think, “Did it just say that?” Job’s statement in Job 2:10 is one such passage. In verse 9, Job’s wife told him, “Curse God and die!” How would Job respond to that? “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks.  Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we…

Make it a happy thought!

Through use of anthropomorphism, the Bible speaks of God’s knowledge and understanding of things on this earth by talking about His “eyes.” Consider these thoughts. “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good” (Prov. 15:3). “The ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and He ponders all his paths” (Prov. 5:21). “His eyes…