Daily Devotional 7-15-16

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Daily Devotional, General

One Thing is Necessary By Paul Koch – The more that I consider Luke 10:38-42, the more I think that this is a perfect text for the understanding of the Christian life. We may be familiar with the story of Mary and Martha and the tension that plays out in their hospitality to our Lord, but this text has never really been all that well known to us. In fact, it is often misquoted or misapplied to our lives precisely because we don’t spend much time really receiving the...

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Daily Devotional 6-26-16

Posted by on Jun 26, 2016 in Daily Devotional, General

Don’t Worry—Be Happy By Scott Keith – Last week on the Jagged Word, I read an article by the Mischievous Muse that got me thinking. The article was entitled “Happiness is for Babies.” It was an insightful look into our current culture of endless narcissism and pursuit of all things self. My only criticism is I think what the Mischievous Muse described in her article was selfishness, not happiness. I agree with her on almost every point. We are not, indeed, the...

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Daily Devotional 6-13-16

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Daily Devotional, General

Live as the Men You Are Called to Be By Scott Keith – Living as the men we have been called to be means that we live as men who love. The Apostle Paul is clear about this in 1 Corinthians when he claims that, no matter what we say, if we speak without love, we are no better than a banging gong: If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries...

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