2008-08-16

ABC August-15-2008

2Ti 3:10-17;Pro 12:15-28;Luk 18:1-8;Neh 9 Analysis/Best Verse(s)/Contract/Prayer: 2Ti For a rule/way of life look to godly & Scripture. Be teachable. 2Ti 3.16 ...get some fresh air. Read your Bible. Pro 12.19 Right words endure Pro 12.28 ...the way forward, for the righteous, is life Luk 18.7-8 Be like the widow. Cry out. God's promise is to hear and answer. Neh 9.3 ...look to Scripture, then confess/worship

ABC August-14-2008

2Ti 3:1-9;Pro 12:1-14;Luk 17:20-37;Neh 8 Analysis/Best Verse(s): 2Ti 3.1-5: ...unless you're sent(like Moses) avoid the ungodly/fool. I don't think this means avoid entering in discussions - or that we shouldn't be in the world. I think it means don't answer a fool according to his folly. 2Ti 3.9b Their works & end are/will be evident. Pro 12.11: work with what you have -- don't chase fantasy. Luk 17.28-30 Jesus return is longed for by Christians -- but, it's an awful day for the lost. Neh 8.10 Faith should give strength not sap it. Contract/Prayer: Help me know the right from the wrong. Help me know what my strength & assets are and to use them well. When I look at others help me to ask the question: how is my relationship with them(or lack of it) readying us for Christ's return? And, is my faith springing from Grace and thankfulness or my own efforts & understanding? Lord Jesus be my joy.

ABC August-13-2008

2Ti 2:14-26;Pro 11:16-31;Luk 17:11-19;Neh 7 Analysis: I think 2 Timothy is saying mix words with people that are off the mark. Proverbs encourages right intentions & actions. "the desire of the righteous ends only in good" (it might be not be noticed presently or in the moment). "Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered." I'm not sure what to make of the story of the 10 lepers in Luke. I know Leviticus charges the priest with the duty of inspecting lepers. They'd probably been to the priests before -- but, it was in the going that they were all healed. I think this was why Jesus may have said "your faith has healed you". But, only one was thankful. Perhaps this is an encouragement to fellowship/worship. Nehemiah: again, wise in carrying out the work. He appoints guards over what is built -- makes sure they're trustworthy. Best Verse(s): 2Ti 2.16-17 But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, 17 and their talk will spread like gangrene. Pro 11.25 Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. Luk 17.18(a) Was no one found to return and give praise to God... Neh 7.2 I gave my brother Hanani and Hananiah the governor of the castle charge over Jerusalem, for he was a more faithful and God-fearing man than many. Contract/Prayer: God, help me have wisdom & discretion with whom & when I speak. Help me have it my heart to help & do good. Help me be thankful and show it with my life. Help me have faith & be God-fearing.

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