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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

It's February 17; Good Morning Union

“The fruit of the spirit is…”           Galatians 5: 22, 23

I was reviewing this verse the other day while out on my walk and I saw something really cool as I came to the last phrase of the verse. First of all the FRUIT, that which I produce on my “branch of life” as long as I am grafted into Jesus, the “tree of life,” is:

Love

Joy

Peace

Patience

Kindness

Goodness

Faithfulness

Gentleness

Self-control

It's February 16; Good Morning Union

“Love is…”           1 Corinthians 13

Sorry I missed Valentines’ Day with you all. Hope you had a nice break!

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