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It's March 3; Good Morning Union

“Rejoice… pray… give thanks… for THIS is the will of God.”            1 Thessalonians 5:18

A while back I talked about Googling the texts about “God’s will,” or “the will of God.” Here’s another one that I thought of this morning. Three things I can KNOW are God’s will:

Giving thanks

And my practical application of how to do that?

It's March 2; Good Morning Union

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?”        Matthew 22: 36-40

Good question when I seem so often to be looking for the clearest most simple and easy to understand direction in life.

And like usual Jesus goes “above and beyond the call of duty.” My assumption is that even Jesus couldn’t boil it down to just one; so He answered with the top two:

“Love the Lord your God with all your soul and with all your mind.”
“Love your neighbor as yourself.”

It's February 27; Good Morning Union

Οἴδαμεν δὲ ὅτι τοῖς ἀγαπῶσιν τὸν θεὸν πάντα συνεργεῖ εἰς ἀγαθόν, τοῖς κατὰ πρόθεσιν κλητοῖς οὖσιν. (Rom 8:28 BGT)

Just thought I would see if you are all awake yet this morning. I don’t pretend to be a Greek scholar, but I do enjoy practicing what I continue to learn about God’s word in the original languages. I found it especially intriguing this morning as I wrestled with the traditional way this verse is read and quoted too often:

It's February 26; Good Morning Union

“God demonstrates His own love for us…”           Romans 5:8

It's February 25; Good Morning Union

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore…”            Matthew 28:18-20

Some of Jesus last recorded words to His disciples and also for me. The “therefore” that follows is a pretty big calling and I’m guessing Jesus knew that so He prefaced His “therefore” with His ability and promise to stand behind His request. And here’s what He asked of them and asks of me today:

It's February 24; Good Morning Union

“He does not treat us as our sins deserve.”          Psalm 103:10

It's February 23; Good Morning Union

“You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts You.”    Isaiah 26:3,4

It's February 20; Good Morning Union

“Whatever you have learned or received  or heard from me, or seen in me, put into practice.”   Philippians 4:9

It's February 19; Good Morning Union

“Rejoice in the Lord always, I’ll say it again: REJOICE!”     Philippians 4:4

It's February 18; Good Morning Union

“God is not mocked;  a person reaps what he sows.”      Galatians 6:7


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