Posts with the tag “obedience”

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023
January 31st, 2023
           It can be interesting to read inscriptions and epitaphs that we find on grave stones and grave markers.  Some are imaginative.  Some are humbling.  Some are even thought provoking.  And som...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, December 22, 2022
December 22nd, 2022
            Not long after Jesus was born, Mary and Joseph took Him to the Temple to comply with the purification rites that the Law of Moses required.  Upon arriving at the Temple, they met a “righte...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, November 8, 2022
November 8th, 2022
            In our Bibles, we have two letters that Paul wrote to the Christians in Thessalonica.  Paul had likely founded this church during his second missionary journey. Paul’s message to the Thess...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, November 1, 2022
November 1st, 2022
          Near the end of Galatians, Paul wrote in a rather tongue-in-cheek way.  He wanted to call emphasis to the importance of the message that he was sending to the Galatian believers.  This messa...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
October 5th, 2022
             In Romans 12, Paul wrote about a “surrendered life.”  As followers of Christ, we surrender ourselves to Him in faith, trust and discipleship.  To live a “surrendered life” means that we s...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, September 8, 2022
September 8th, 2022
           Acts is a fascinating book in the New Testament.  We have a front row seat to the early growth and expansion of the Church that Luke recorded for us.  Acts often carries the additional titl...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, August 25, 2022
August 25th, 2022
         Have you ever had a gnawing sense that God had something important and special for you to do?  The prophet Haggai certainly did.  He is regarded as “the prophet of the temple.”  His mission w...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
August 17th, 2022
         Jonah may be the best known of the minor prophets.  His four chapters are presented as a short story and easily read that way—a leading character, plot, twist, turn and resolution.  His story...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, July 21, 2022
July 21st, 2022
            Esther has a rather surprising claim to fame as a book of the Bible.  It never mentions the name of God.  Not even once.  It is the only book in the Bible that contains no mention or refer...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, July 11, 2022
July 11th, 2022
             II Kings continues with the history of ancient Israel and Judah.  It continues to record the events of the various kings all the way up to Judah’s exile in Babylon.  In II Kings 5, we fin...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, June 28, 2022
June 28th, 2022
            Joshua succeeded Moses as Israel’s leader.  After Moses died, God chose Joshua to lead the people in their conquest of Canaan.  In some Bibles, the heading for Joshua 1 is “The LORD comman...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, June 20, 2022
June 20th, 2022
            Genesis 12 features the call of Abram to go to a new land.  God’s call came this way, “leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you” (Gene...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, March 24, 2022
March 24th, 2022
           How long?  That two-word question can keep us up at night and in a tizzy during the day.  Kids in a car ask how long the trip will be.  A patient may ask how long the surgery will last or h...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, March 1, 2022
March 1st, 2022
              Each day we likely have opportunities to trust God in some way.  We may not always recognize these opportunities.  Sometimes God may be hidden or hard to see.  But there He is.  He is in...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
February 15th, 2022
           God often had to teach Israel a simple lesson.  He preferred obedience to sacrifice.  He wanted Israel to obey, to trust and to walk with Him more than all the sacrifices that they could po...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
January 18th, 2022
          Ruth is a small book in the Old Testament named for the book’s leading and primary character.  We can say two things about Ruth for certain.  First, she knew the experience of sadness and lo...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
December 15th, 2021
          We all know from the Christmas story that Joseph was chosen by God to be the earthly father of Jesus.  Imagine being that man!  Joseph was bewildered, overwhelmed even, by what God was askin...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss

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