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July 20, 2009

Proverbs 20:3 ->Be careful not to start something just to start trouble. It will consume more than you intend.

Proverbs 20:14 ->Results silence critics.

Proverbs 20:22 ->Ouch.

James 1:20 ->Even our "holy" anger. It does not cause us to be more like Jesus.

James 1:27 ->There's an important "and" there. I'm thinking more and more that our faith and obedience hang more on the "and" situations. It's not faith or works, but faith and works. Not pure sovereignty, but sovereignty and freedom. Not missions or preaching, but missions and preaching. Not young or old, but young and old make up the church. Ever notice the divides we cut just for our own convenience? It's too hard to do both, so we split it down the middle. We have a ministry group that does orphans and widows, or maybe just orphans, and then we have another group striving to be 'unstained' by the world. How is that right?

Revelation 15:3-4 ->Glorify God in the midst of His judgment? That's not quite what most people expect in heaven. We will recognize there that His judgment is perfect, that His righteousness is being revealed, but do we really think that way now? Do we even acknowledge that we will see the lost go to their punishment? AND THAT WE'LL SEE PEOPLE WE SEE EVERYDAY THERE BECAUSE WE SAID NOTHING?

1 Peter 2:2 ->Nutrition for the Spirit comes from the pure Word.


Moving toward the Horizon,
Doug



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