Thoughts to Think

Whatever is true,
whatever is noble,
whatever is right,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is admirable–
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–
think about such things.
(Philippians 4:8)

This is a great verse to keep in mind. Literally.

Fill your head with things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy. If a thought doesn’t fit one of those categories, don’t think it.

Be Still

Be still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10)

When was the last time you just sat there?

Doing nothing?

Being still?

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)

Idled By Idols?

Dear children, keep yourself from idols. (1 John 5:21)

God wants us to remove anything in our lives that gets in the way of our relationship with Him. Anything.

The first two of the Ten Commandments make that pretty clear: “You shall have no other gods before me” and “You shall not make for yourself an idol” (Exodus  20:3-4).

God knows what’s best. Over and over he warns His people to flee from idols. Over and over His people ignore him.

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?

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?