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Monthly archive for July 2017

July 31

God’s truth is based on reality, no shadow of fantasy
Job 28-30 / Romans 10-12

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OT

28:28 And this is what he says to all humanity: The fear of the Lord is true wisdom; to forsake evil is real understanding.

NT

10:9-10 For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.

:13 For Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

11:32-36 For God has imprisoned all people in their own disobedience so he could have mercy on everyone. Oh, what a wonderful God we have! How great are his riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his methods! For who can know what the Lord is thinking? Who knows enough to be his counselor? And who could ever give him so much that he would have to pay it back? For everything comes from him; everything exists by his power and is intended for his glory. To him be glory evermore. Amen.

12:1-2 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice–the kind he will accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask? Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.


OT Flash Points

God has humbled me. God has chosen me

NT Flash Points

He has imprisoned all in their own disobedience, so He could show mercy to all
Truly, Amazing Grace!


Perspective

Live by faith not by sight
History bears this out if we are willing to look and listen
Truth and freedom are progressive acquisitions and are delayed or accelerated by our willingness to adapt to their disclosure
“All men are created equal” is clearly only true in our access to truth and freedom
‘Love your neighbor’ does not mean to approve their destructive life style

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