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Life is Lived in the Gray Area

October 13, 2015

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Disaster pursues sinners, but the righteous are rewarded with good.
– Proverbs 13:21

At first glance, this passage does very little to comfort the faithful Christian when they are amid life’s challenges. And what about the unrepentant sinners enjoying celebrity status on TV?

A study of Job reveals life isn’t as black and white as this proverb leads us to believe. A righteously lived life will have some bad events and a sinner’s life will have good events.

Maybe the trick is to remember what the divine author has in mind for us. (James 5:7)

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The Correct Path

June 25, 2014

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There is only one correct way

There is only one correct path

Doing what is right is the way to life, but there is another way that leads to death. – Proverbs 12:28 NCV

If there is a way to restate this verse to make it more understandable, I’m not sure what it would be.

Jesus spent his life as a living example of the right way:

  • He is the way
  • He is the truth
  • and none of us will get to the Father except through Him (John 14:6).

Couple that with:

  • There is only one God (Ephesians 4:4-6)

When we come to the fork in the road, best to check the directions God gave us.

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Life Happens

August 29, 2012

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And as he reasoned about righteousness and self-control and the coming judgment, Felix was alarmed and said, “Go away for the present. When I get an opportunity I will summon you.” – Acts 24:25 ESV

From the “There’s a devotional in there somewhere department”, Michael Port asks us to rethink the “Life got in the way” excuse. While very sound secular business advice, it made me think about Felix letting life become his excuse for not making the next step for his salvation. Felix had come to understand the truth but acted otherwise.

What are you putting ahead of your spiritual priorities?

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