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It's March 16; Good Morning Union

Welcome back! Hope you had a great break! Just think, only 35 more class days, a few recall exercises, and graduation/summer will be here!! J

OK, enough of that “good news;” here’s what I found this morning as I return to GMU!

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example to the believers…”        1 Timothy 4:12

It's March 6; Good Morning Union

“Great peace have they that love thy law, nothing can make the stumble.”          Psalm 119:165

It's March 5; Good Morning Union

“Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.”  Psalm 119:97

It's March 4; Good Morning Union

“How can a young man keep his ways pure?”     Psalm 119: 9,11

Another good question, this time presented by David, someone who didn’t always keep his ways “pure!” He’s a good one to ask and to hear his wisdom on the subject because this was very real to him, as it is to many of us. I’ve never done what David did, but I don’t have to look too far to know that all of my ways have not always been pure. So David, how can I do it? Speaking to God his answer was two-fold:

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


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