Ed M., writing for today’s date in “Plow New Ground:”
Powerful influence. Jeremiah was not merely blessed with new insight into truth. He was overcome by the power of it. He was not at liberty to do as he pleased—to suppress it, to utter it at his convenience, Jeremiah 6:10,11a. The word of the Lord was his master, a burning fire in his heart. He did not hold the truth. The truth held him, cf. Numbers 24:1,2,10-13. God was present. How could the prophet hide the truth when he was made trustee of the message? II Corinthians 3:4-6.
Feel the fire.
On an alternative social-media site, someone wrote, “No, individuality isn’t something we can do as a group”.
The exception to that is the church. It is in the family of God that we discover who we are and what are individual gifts and talents are.
(At the moment, I’m social media-ing here and here and here, the latter being an open-source alternative to instagram.)
In my sermon outlines, instead of a “conclusion,” I give it the heading, “What now?” Reminds me that a call to action is always needed. Practice based on truth.
It’s the conversion stories. Send us more interesting details about people’s conversion to Christ.
A sister in the congregation brought it to me as a gift Tuesday. It got assembled Wed. So grateful for her kind act.
Seems like it would be appropriate at times for a congregation to hold a service of corporate confession. Are there not moments when a whole congregation is guilty, of failure to evangelize, of failure to remove sin from its midst, of squandering its resources on self, of going beyond what is written? This might be good after the supervisors have shown through teaching and admonition the error that has been committed. We see Israel doing it at times. Is not this expression of repentance what the Lord required of a whole congregation in Revelation?
Here’s what somebody wrote about getting out to vote.
Don’t just wake up on Tuesday and decide whether to go vote. Make PLANS to vote. Some folks’ lives depend on it.
Make it a priority. As much as is possible, plan the other aspects of your life AROUND the fact that you’re gonna go vote. Make it a given.
Put “serve the Lord” in the place of “vote” and you have a fine description of what it means to seek first the kingdom of God.
Paul prophesied that the church would see people resisting the truth and he showed that such was nothing new, for even in the days of Moses people resisted the truth:
“Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was” (2 Timothy 3.8–9).
Source: Do not resist the truth – Email Devotionals
People here often talk about religious authorities who are obviously have wrong motives, such as material gain. I tell them it’s nothing new. Don takes it further, all the back to Moses’ day.