Tuesday, September 30, 2008

chew on what will last [+] Tuesday E-Devotion

1 John 2:17 (nlt) --- And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.

Do we really get that?  The stuff we think about and pour our lives into often doesn't amount to a hill of beans.  Go with me.

There is a bit of financial junk going on in America this week.  If you didn't know that, you must be living in a cave somewhere, and we've see people begin to cry and mumble about all the trouble.  Me too, I am in there a bit.

But what really matters, what will last beyond the mess is our God.  He is good and the only guide that makes a difference at all.  That is one reason I cannot pull my mind away from Colossians 3 .

So in this e-devotion I give you some thought points.  Stuff to take home, chew on, put in place and let it out of the box.  If we do, God will open up some of His best stuff, blessings, for our thinking and our actions.  Here we go:

2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. 

5 So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don't be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. 

10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. 

13 Make allowance for each other's faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 

14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love... 

15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts...

16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives...

17 And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

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