Monthly Archives: July 2016

A new way to think

Re:Verse reading–Luke 12:22-34 (day seven) “Let the wicked man forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his THOUGHTS. . .and He (God) will have compassion on him.”–Isaiah 55:7. What if our real problem is not what we do (or don’t do)?  … Continue reading

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Glad

Re:Verse reading–Luke 12:22-34 (day six) “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32) My girls have never had to worry about their basic needs being met. Whether food, shelter, or … Continue reading

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KINGdom

Re:Verse reading–Luke 12:22-34 (day five) Luke 12:31-  “But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.”   Jesus’ language signals a deeper thought that we might miss because we lose the first century background and understanding with today’s western … Continue reading

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Seek First…

Re:Verse reading–Luke 12:22-34 (day four) This passage culminates in v. 31.  Luke records the Lord’s words to consider the ravens…consider the lilies…don’t seek what you will eat…don’t focus on the things that will distract you.  Verse 31 then says, “But seek … Continue reading

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Lilies

Re:Verse reading–Luke 12:22-34 (day three) “Consider the lilies.”  Considering, mulling something over, or––more to the point––meditating, just seems a little…weird.  But so what?  So is the entire Christ life when compared with the world’s way of living.  Meditation means holding something … Continue reading

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Consider the Bluebonnets

Re:Verse reading–Luke 12:22-34 (day two)  But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? vs. 28  I’m not a native, most know that I am very … Continue reading

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Consider

Re:Verse reading–Luke 12:22-34 (day one)  “Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them.”–v 24. A wonderful word.  Nothing exactly like in English.  Consider–katanoeo.  (kata=down, noeo=to think, “to think an … Continue reading

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Cry against it

RE Verse reading–Jonah 1:1-3, 3:1-5, 4:1-11 (day seven) “Go to Ninevah the great city, and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before me.”-1:1 The Hebrew words are helpful.   Qara (ka ra’) meant “to call or cry … Continue reading

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Happy Fruit of a Holy Fear

Re:Verse reading–Jonah 1:1-3, 3:1-5, 4:1-11 (day six) Fear is not all bad. After all the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. We know why Jonah fled, he fled because he wanted nothing to do with God’s mercy … Continue reading

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God’s Fierce Mercy

Re:Verse reading–Jonah 1:1-3, 3:1-5, 4:1-11 (day five)  Often people will say the God of the Old Testament is judgmental, harsh, and filled with wrath, while in the New Testament He is merciful, gracious, loving, and forgiving. Yet, what we find … Continue reading

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