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Thought for the Day (Page 4)

Tell me how he knew

The apostle Paul had been through so much during his service to the Lord! When he penned his second letter to Timothy (and the final letter we have from his hand), he referenced some kind of legal trial to which he had been subjected, and he stated, “No one stood with me, but all forsook me” (2 Tim. 4:16). How sad! When he looked around,…

Sorry I’m not sorry

Did you ever have a teacher or parent force you to say, “I’m sorry,” to some other kid? I’m not claiming that such an effort should never be made by an adult, but there is something usually lacking in that scenario – true sorrow. Saying the words is not the same as meaning the words. Paul had written a sternly-worded letter to the church…

Which bird’s feathers are you wearing?

If you ask some teenagers why they are friends with certain people or ask a young couple why they are dating each other, you may get an answer that says something like, “We have so much in common!” And, isn’t that true? We aren’t usually friends with or hang around people with whom we don’t share much in common. After all, “Birds of a feather…

We’ve been trying to reach you about your extended warranty

The robocalls are persistent. They come nearly every day and usually multiple times per day. “We have been trying to reach you about your car’s extended warranty.” It seems like these people are more concerned about our cars than we are. Of course, it’s all a scam. But, their efforts certainly provoke a thought. Is it possible that God has been trying to reach you about your…

It’s about your love

If one were to make a list of all possible topics that a preacher could discuss and divided that list into “What folks want to hear about” and “What folks don’t want to hear about,” at the very top of the “don’t want to hear about” list would be “money”—and more specifically, a Christian’s responsibility to give to the Lord. However, that topic…

Yield to error just for a moment?

The early church struggled with false teachers who “secretly” tried to bring their doctrines among the brethren and bring faithful Christians “into bondage” to their own laws (Gal. 2:2-4). Paul stated unequivocally, “…to whom we did not yield submission even for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you” (2:5). The faithful Christians were not willing to yield any ground…

The hedge needs to be taller and wider!

Isn’t interesting how all of the new social movements try to force their way into the classrooms? Where have the advocates of gender identity and transgenderism focused their attention? Where have the proponents stirring up racial hatred and warfare concentrated their efforts? It’s the same place that Darwinian evolutionists converged decades ago—inside the classrooms of young children, who are the most impressionable of all beings. If…

An angel of light?

Sometimes we have ideas in our heads that do not find support inside the Word of God. But, they sound good. We like the way they look. We could be easily persuaded (and sometimes are) to yield ourselves to them. Let us heed this warning from the inspired apostle, “Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light” (2 Cor. 11:14). Think about that. Satan can make…