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Mar 23 2009

Motivational quote: "Make visible what, without you, might perhaps have never been seen." -Robert Bresson

Thought: There is, inherent in our life as Christians, a call to make visible to the world the unseen God. Is this not what the Lord Jesus Christ did for us? Colossians 1:15

Prayer: Father, I am walking by feelings and not by faith, expecting to see greatness without any work or focus on my part. Lord, you are God, and will do all things to your glory, but I'll not be obedient or see the blessing if I don't focus.

Isaiah 36:1-39:8 ->Well, Lifeway slowed down some. But it's still pretty dense material, and covers both the highest and lowest of Hezekiah.

Isaiah 37:35-36 ->God is able to deliver as He promises.

1 Samuel 9 ->Saul shows as someone willing to follow directions. He doesn't end up that way.

Proverbs 23:12 ->Being disciplined to learn

1 Timothy 3:2 ->Able to teach: would include willing to exercise/direct discipline and correction.

1 Timothy 3:2 ->1 wife: faithful to commitment. Weren't most marriages at that time arranged? If God expected faithfulness to a marriage covenant not entered by two people who really 'loved each other,' how much more would He expect that in our American 'marry for love' society?

1 Timothy 3:2 ->prudent: which, while not an excuse to not act, is important. As Dad said, 'There is a time and a place for everything.' Which was occasionally followed with 'Now is not that time' or 'This is not that place.' A minister of the Gospel must be prudent to act when appropriate, not before or after.

Isaiah 38:19 -> Yet see 2 Kings 21:9 so did Hezekiah do it or not?
Moving toward the Horizon,
Doug

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