A THOUGHT ON “NEVER DYING”

SCRIPTURE:
 
First Timothy 6:9-10, “But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”

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A THOUGHT ON “AFFLICTION”

SCRIPTURE:
 
Isaiah 53:4, “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.”

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A THOUGHT ON “BLAME”

SCRIPTURE:
 
James 1:14-16, “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. 16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.”

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A THOUGHT ON “BEING PROPERLY YOKED”

 
SCRIPTURE:
 
Romans 6:16, “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”

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A THOUGHT ON “BEING RIGHTEOUS”

SCRIPTURE:
 
Second Corinthians 5:21, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
 
Jesus paid our great debt of sin that we owed God, which we could never pay. In doing so, we have been given Christ’s righteousness.
 
FROM THE SLUMS TO RICHES
 
A young man lives on the wrong side of town, alone. His parents are dead. He acts like, talks like and walks like the crowd he has grown up with, but he hopes for a new life, a better life, somehow, some day.
 
One day a compassionate wealthy man drives by the young man’s broken down shack with trash piled in the front yard and ask the man if he would like a new life. He ask him if he would like to consider becoming his son.
 
The boy says yes, of course. The man explains to the young man, before he comes, that he is to learn and live a new life, in order to honor his new name. He agrees!
 
The man sees the great willingness on the part of this youth to turn from his old life and begin a new life. The man then adopts this youth. The young man is excited and joyful for his new life.
 
However, now and then the young man uses the foul street language and now and then, he acts like he use to act rather than like he should act. Does the man send him back to the slums? NO!
 
The boy has been adopted. He has a new name and he wants to honor the one who has given him a new life, even though at times, he falters.
 
IMPUTED – PRACTICAL
 
When we get saved, we are given “imputed righteousness.” That means in the eyes of God we are righteous, sinless, and like Christ for we have been adopted.
 
We must be realistic a “practical righteousness” is how God wants us to live day by day.
 
Imputed righteousness is how God honors us. As we live righteously, that is how we honor God.

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A THOUGHT ON “BEING A NEW CREATURE”

SCRIPTURE:
 
Second Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

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A THOUGHT ON “CRACKPOTS”

SCRIPTURE:
 
John 9:25, “He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.”

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A THOUGHT ON “REFRESHMENT”

SCRIPTURE:
 
John 7:37, “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.” 38 “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”

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A THOUGHT ON “HATE”

SCRIPTURE:
 
John 7:7, “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.”

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A THOUGHT ON “A SINGLE EYE”

Matthew 5:8, “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.”

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