For The Love Of Who?

By , August 24, 2019

“…Christ’s love compels us…”
2 Corinthians 5:14

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Recently I was reading a wonderful devotional book early in the morning. The author had chosen our text for today as a starting point for his meditation. All that he wrote was wonderful and inspiring.

What I noticed was that he dwelt on the idea that the verse was referring to our love for Jesus instead of His for us. I disagreed with the writer at that point. So I checked out the verse in my Greek New Testament and sure enough what Paul is talking about is Jesus’ love for us and not ours for Him.

Is such a point relevant to our walk in this life? I believe it is profoundly significant.

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Danger High Voltage

By , August 23, 2019

“He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.”
Psalm 91:15 (NIV)

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I vividly recall attending the radio station HCJB in Quito, Ecuador. It is a state of the art facility with an amazing array of transmitting antennas that seemed to occupy acres of land.

As an amateur radio operator I have transmitted signals that were about 500 watts strong. HCJB has a signal of a million watts power and more.

The voltage used to power their remarkable transmitter is lethal and great respect must be paid by the staff of the station as a mistake could cost someone their life. The advantage of mega watts of power is, of course, that the broadcast can be heard at phenomenal distances very clearly. The gigantic antennas add to the efficiency of transmission.

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Clumsy help

By , August 22, 2019

“I will lay down my life for you!”
John 13:37  (NIV)

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As a small boy I loved to help my Dad whenever he was fixing something around the house.

Perhaps he was rewiring some electrical circuit, repairing something on the family car, or finishing off a room in the basement of our home.

I just enjoyed being with him and asking all sorts of questions about why he did this or that in order to finish the job.

Dad never tired of my questions and explained everything in language that I could understand.

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Thank God for Jupiter

By , August 21, 2019

“The heavens declare the glory of God…”
Psalm 19:1

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I recall the first time I looked at the largest planet in our solar system through binoculars and witnessed some of its moons. Little did I know the significance of that gas giant planet back then. I have learned a lot in the years since.

You see, if Jupiter did not exist neither would we! For our planet to escape lethal bombardment by large objects in space we need the gravitational effect of a Jupiter to spin them away from us.

Jupiter needs to be 5U away from the sun (Earth is 1U away) to be in the correct position to allow life on earth. So Jupiter is properly spaced to help maintain life on Earth.

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“Thanks for what?”

By , August 20, 2019

“…although they knew God,
they neither glorified him as God
nor gave thanks to him…”
Romans 1:21 (NIV)

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Imagine for a moment walking through a field in the country with someone and suddenly coming across a shiny big Hummer truck loaded with options. Both you and your friend are stunned as there is no road or even tire tracks to explain how it got there. How might it have come to be there?

Then your friend makes a remarkable suggestion. He says, “I think it just happened out of nothing. I don’t think anyone drove it here, it just came into existence from nothing.” What would you say to your friend? Would you question their intelligence? Would you ask yourself—what is he smoking?

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