Rejoice! Repeat.

Rejoice in the Lord always!
I will say it again, rejoice!
(Philippians 4:4)

Today’s verse is pretty simple.

What are we supposed to do?

Rejoice! Repeat.
Rejoice! Repeat.
Rejoice! Repeat.
Rejoice! Repeat.
Rejoice! Repeat.
Rejoice! Repeat.
Rejoice! Repeat.
Rejoice! Repeat.
Rejoice! Repeat.
Rejoice! Repeat.
Rejoice! Repeat.
Rejoice! Repeat.
Rejoice! Repeat.
Rejoice! Repeat.
Rejoice! Repeat.

When are we supposed to do it?

Always!

REJOICE!

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Run to God

Run.

That little word pops up all over the Bible. There are lots of graphic warnings about what to run to and what to run from.

So, here’s today’s question:

What are YOU running to or from?

Happy MLK Day!

At the Civil Rights Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, there’s a monument dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all those who have struggled for racial equality in America. The monument is a circular slab of granite over which flows a gentle, never-ending stream. Above it appears Dr. King’s favorite verse:

Let justice roll on like a river,
righteousness like a never-failing stream!
(Amos 5:24)

Sunday Solitude

Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
(Luke 5:16)

Be like Jesus. Get alone with your Heavenly Father and pray.

Here’s today’s prayer suggestion. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you pray through it and make it your own.

God’s First Question

The Bible is packed with intriguing questions, many of them from God himself.

What was God’s first question? It came right after Satan’s first question (discussed here yesterday) and man’s first sin. Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, realized they were naked and then tried to hide from God.

What did God do in response? He asked a simple question:

Where are you?

Satan’s First Question

“Did God reeeeeally say …?” (Genesis 3:1)

Adam and Eve were hanging out in the Garden of Eden. All was good.

But then Satan entered the picture and whispered that little question into Eve’s ear. It’s one he’s been whispering to us ever since.

Cool Down

workout-newWe started off the year with our official 2017 Spiritual Workout to help us all trim our spiritual flabbiness and train for the Big Race.

To review, here are the key verses:

Work out your salvation with fear and trembling. (Philippians 2:12)

Train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life, and the life to come. (1 Timothy 4:7-8)

Here’s a quick review: