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Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
1 Samuel 12; Psalms 57; Romans 3:9-31:
Now you have a king as your leader. As for me, I am old and gray, and my sons are here with you. I have been your leader from my youth until this day. Here I stand. Testify against me in the presence of the Lord and his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? Whose donkey have I taken? Whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed? From whose hand have I accepted a bribe to make me shut my eyes? If I have done…
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Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"
Morning “Yea, He is altogether lovely.” Song of Solomon 5:2-16 We will again read in the Song, giving the language in its correct form. The bride hears the Bridegroom knocking at her door, but she excuses herself from rising to admit him, and acts as unkindly to him, as, alas, we too often have done to our Lord Jesus. The whole story is rehearsed in choicest song in the bride Song of Solomon 5:2 Observe her indolent excuses. How cruel she is to her friend! How selfish! How self-indulgent! Have we…
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Proverbs 28:20 - A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished.
Words to Ponder
One of the heritages from history which prevents us so often from seeing the Church, with all its greatness and misery, in its true light, is the distinction between the "empirical" and the "ideal" Church. It is to such a degree an element of our thinking that we hardly notice it. It has been since the first centuries a standard view, a means to give account of the, indeed, often disappointing state and quality of Christian faith and practice in the Church as it appeared. As such it is understandable; but nevertheless it proceeds more from the counsels of worldly wisdom than from the faith-as-response by which the Church should live, and the call to incessant renewal under which the Church stands as "God's own household", "growing into a holy temple in the Lord". However stubborn and refractory the stuff of ordinary reality may be -- and it is -- the Church, though with clear realism seeing this reality, can never permit itself to put the divine indicatives and imperatives, which are her peculiar directives and points of orientation, behind considerations which are properly speaking worldly in character. - Hendrik Kraemer, A Theology of the Laity