These are three famous men who gave up everything that God’s ways might be known throughout the earth. Many tens of thousands have followed in their footsteps.
You have rejected us, O God, and broken our defenses. You have been angry with us; now restore us to your favor. (Psalm 60:1) Read: Numbers 26:1-51, Luke 2:36-52, Psalm 60:1-12, Proverbs 11:15 Relate: In some Bibles right before reading today’s verse you might see something like this: For the choir director: A psalm of David useful for teaching, regarding the time…
And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. (Deuteronomy 6:5) Read: Deuteronomy 5:1-6:25, Luke 7:11-35, Psalm 68:19-35, Proverbs 11:29-31 Relate: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and strength. This is it. It’s number one. When asked what was the greatest and most important commandment,…
They had everything they could want and far more than they deserved. But now it was time to leave it. Now it was time to re-enter the real world.
How bad do I want it?
“Turn this dirt into donuts.”
I remember reading a while back an old article that used the early Batman TV show as an example of how violent television was becoming… The author who wrote the negative article about that show would have a heart attack watching the violence on Saturday morning cartoons in our generation, but we don’t even bat an eyelash.
You aren’t very good at determining what other people want and need from you. No one is. We’re all as likely to hurt as to help.