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“Great Day” Monday 05/16/2022
American Radio Personality Delilah is quoted as saying, “I think the saddest thing in the world will be for people who face their death and realize they never lived.”
Each day we have is a gift from God.
Let’s make this one count, and truly live it as our creator intends. What a great way to begin our journey to the home of the Lord.
Someone once said, “If you live each day as if it’s your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” So live regret-free.
A recommended song to accompany this devotion is “The Home Of The Lord” by Russ Taff and Sandy Patty.
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“Great Day Presents” Week of 05/15/2022
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The Chapel Quotes
“Younger generations are identifying more and more with this concept that they have no religious affiliation. They’re called the ‘nones’. These are people when it comes to finding out whether they believe in a God or not they simply mark the category ‘none’. This trend continues to go in the wrong direction. The solution, moving forward, is examining the family, because growing up at home is so integral with what we become. If we’re ever to witness a reverse in the trend of people falling away from God, it must involve us doing something different than the norm, because what we’ve been doing over the last half-century or so is not working.”
“God does not equate role with value. God prefers clarity over confusion. Husbands desperately need help from their wives in leading the family. Both roles are vitally important. A helper is a person who supplies strength to another person in an area where they are lacking. Two of us combined are greater than the two of us separated. We need to make sure that our definition of leading is aligned with what Jesus means when He says we are to lead. The same is true of helpers. We may have warped definitions of what it means to lead and what it means to be a helper. To lead is not to domineer, but to love, to sacrifice and to lead spiritually. To be a helper is not to be able to control a leader but to complement the leadership where God has placed it.”
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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger
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Our Devotion: “The Power of God’s Word” by Molly Anderson, a professional writing major at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana and freelance writer for WBCL radio, Church Libraries and Christian Book Previews.
People often ask if Bible study and memorization are important. Actually, Jesus, Himself, used Bible knowledge to cope with life’s trials. During the temptations when Satan was trying to convince Jesus to worship him, he challenged Jesus by telling him to throw himself off a temple. Satan quoted Psalm 91:11-12, saying, “He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.” Well, this is all true. However, what Jesus knew was that there was a continuation to that psalm. In the very next verse, it says, “You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and serpent.”
Satan is the only being in the Bible to be described as a lion and a snake, first in Genesis 3:1 and later in I Peter 5:8. Thus, the passage Satan quoted, but did not finish, was actually a prediction of his own downfall. He tried to twist and warp the scriptures, but Jesus knew them too well. Thus, by trying to trick Jesus, all he did was remind the Lord that one day he would trample Satan underfoot.
Are you looking for a way to defeat your own spiritual enemies? If so, there is no better way to begin than to read and memorize the scriptures.
Book Review 05/11/2022
This Book Review is by Hope Bolinger, a professional writing major at Taylor University, Upland, IN.
Short Sentences Long Remembered: A Guided Study of Proverbs and Other Wisdom Literature
By Leland Ryken
Weaver Book Company, PB, 114 pages
Proverbs and other books of wisdom literature, such as Ecclesiastes, teem with literary merit. Both prose and poetry passages of this biblical genre overflow with riddles, memory tricks, vivid analogies, and other “technical precision(s)” (7). Ryken dissects several proverbs, narrowing line length and enlightening readers on the typical proverb formula (including elements of motivation for obedience and warnings, 52). One of six volumes in the series of approaching Scripture with a literary outlook, Ryken helps readers apply concepts at the end of chapters with “learning by doing” exercises.
Ryken examines the wisdom literature with the precision and skill of a well-trained scientist. Literarily, that is. However, his book runs into problems in execution and marketing. The former erred because the work reads too heavily on the side of a research paper, more to be appreciated by those high in the ranks of academia. Perhaps that could have worked to his advantage if he had not marketed it to the common reader, as mentioned on the back cover. Still, there are interesting insights in regard to examining scripture for those folks who have read their Bibles many times and are looking for fresh ways to study the various passages.
Biblical authors implement several literary devices – from John’s word play with “the Word” (logos) in John 1 to the imagery of the sun in Ecclesiastes 1:5. If a reader can spy these technical treasures, this will enhance his or her appreciation of Scripture altogether.
Review used by permission of Evangelical Church Library Association (ECLA)
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