Monthly Archives: October 2015

October 28 – Believing the Lie

2 Thessalonians 2; Isaiah 27-28; Psalm 118 Students will often try to fool me, usually with words that sound an awful lot like words that they should not be saying in the classroom. I remind them that if they fool … Continue reading

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October 27 – Poverty and Wealth

2 Thessalonians 1; Isaiah 25-26; Psalm 117 There is this ridiculous concept floating around in “spiritual” circles that God assigns financial wealth to people of high spiritual quality. Just as ridiculous is the idea that people living in poverty have … Continue reading

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October 26 – Armed for the Day

1 Thessalonians 5; Isaiah 23-24; Psalm 116 I visited Las Vegas once. I loved meeting the people there. They were very friendly. The strip, at night, is full of people and lights. It’s an amazing place. I did something that … Continue reading

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October 25 – Quiet Lives

1 Thessalonians 4; Isaiah 20-22; Psalm 115 Everybody wants their 15 minutes of fame. That phrase is attribute to Andy Warhol who talked about people being in the limelight for a short-lived time. Maybe the internet has made that possible. … Continue reading

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October 24 – What’s Love Got to Do With It?

1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13; Isaiah 17-19; Psalm 114 The old song asks the question: “What’s love got to do with it?” The question is asked by a cynical participant who describes the physical reaction of touching, but only sees love as … Continue reading

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October 23 – Popularity Contest?

1 Thessalonians 2:1-16; Isaiah 14-16; Psalm 113 Popularity is very important today. It’s measured with interesting statistics. Kids today look at how many friends you have on Facebook, or Instagram, or Twitter, or other social media. I found that out … Continue reading

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October 22 – Motivation

1 Thessalonians 1; Isaiah 11-13; Psalm 112 With some things, it doesn’t matter why you do them, the important thing is that they get done. Housekeeping chores are a lot like that. My wife doesn’t care why I do the … Continue reading

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October 21 – Without Wrath, There is No Mercy

Revelation 21-22; Isaiah 9-10; Psalm 111 There is a caricature of God based on the true statement that God is love. People take this statement out of context by proclaiming that since God is loved, He will accept everyone no … Continue reading

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October 20 – Testing Day

Revelation 20; Isaiah 7-8; Psalm 110 I have a real problem when people talk about testing God. Usually they talk about “laying out a fleece,” where God will have to answer in a miraculous way, to find the answer to … Continue reading

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October 19 – Good and Evil

Revelation 19; Isaiah 5-6; Psalm 109:20-31 I have a simple standard for right and wrong in most cases: if the Bible says something is good, or right, I think it’s good; if the Bible says something is wrong, or evil, … Continue reading

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