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It's April 20; Good Morning Union

“Therefore put on the full armor of God…”          Ephesians 6: 13-18

A very famous section of Paul’s letter to the believers in Ephesus. I’m not sure all the pieces of armor are still as important as they were in a first century battle, but the meaning of those pieces as described by Paul are just as significant:

It's April 19; Good Morning Union

“And my God will supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:19

The whole fourth chapter of Paul’s letter to the Philippians is rich rich rich!

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again, REJOICE

It's April 18; Good Morning Union

“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance…”    1 Timothy 1: 15-16

Wow, that caught my attention! Paul comes out pretty strong on this one. What he’s about to tell his young mentee is both “trustworthy” and “deserving of FULL acceptance.” So what is it? Two things I saw in the verse:

It's April 15; Good Morning Union

“Godliness with contentment is great gain.”        1 Timothy 6: 6,7

I’ve been focusing my quiet time with God lately around Paul’s letters to the young man Timothy. They are RICH in wisdom and direction and focus for a solid life- the kind of wisdom the old man Paul wanted to pass along to the young man Timothy—the kind of wisdom this old chaplain wants to pass along to you, my young men and women, on your journey with Jesus. Here’s something I found this morning I want to share with you

It's April 14; Good Morning Union

“In your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.”               1 Peter 3: 15-16

It's April 13; Good Morning Union

“Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me…”      Revelation 22: 12-13

I’m still working on my math problem! The end of Revelation says that when Jesus comes He will have a reward with Him. I assume that reward is eternal life—the solution to my math equation. The challenge I saw was that He plans to give that reward to “everyone according to what he has done.” So—do I have to add “+ doing” and wander down the too-well-worn- path of legalism? I hope not!!

It's April 12; Good Morning Union

“And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord, will be saved.”            Acts 2:21

OK, remember yesterday? Only one “+” in the eternal life equation? Well, I’ve been pondering that spiritual math problem since writing yesterday and I’ve decided, based on today’s verse and another one I found in Acts 16:31, to add a couple more “+”s. So now my equation looks like this:

Know God + Know Jesus+ call on Him + believe in Him = Eternal Life

It's April 11; Good Morning Union

“Now THIS is eternal life…”          John 17:3

Two things:

“That they may know YOU, the ONLY true God
And Jesus Christ Whom You have sent”

Here’s my equation:

Know God + Know Jesus = Eternal Life

It's April 8; Good Morning Union

“But take heart, I have overcome the world.”     John 16:33

It's April 7; Good Morning Union

“Man looks on the outward appearance, but…”                 1 Samuel 16:7

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