james1948

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    WHICH WAY IS FORWARD?
    William Andrew Dillard
    Parson to Person
    Which way is forward? This may seem a silly question on the surface, but the answer is not so simple and clear as one may wish it to be. Motion itself may not always be forward, and not knowing the difference can be disastrous.
    An automobile cross country race hosted many contestants.…[Read more]

  • james1948 posted an update in the group Group logo of Daily DevotionsDevotions 1 year, 5 months ago

    April 25 — Men at Peace
    Obadiah 1:7   All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him.  
    Obadiah writes to Edom and they are descendants of Esau the bro…[Read more]

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    APRIL 21 — The Fear of the Lord
    Proverbs 1:7   The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.  

    The beginning or starting place for the greatest relationship is the Fear of the Lord. It is obvious that the starting point of a relationship is respect and fear of the Lord. This leads to the beg…[Read more]

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    HEBREW HONEYCOMB
    William Andrew Dillard
    WAS PETER A POPE?
    Much usage of the term “Pope” has been employed of late in international news. It is an interesting word that many attribute spiritually to one man, and credit him as father (pope. papa) to the church: the successor to the apostle Peter, they say. Around Easter, the subject appears more f…[Read more]

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    APRIL 20 — The Blessedness of Unity
    Psalm 133:1   A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!  
    2   It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;  
    3   As the dew of Hermon, and as the…[Read more]

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    APRIL 19 — Listen, Pay Attention
    II Chronicles 20:15   And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.  

    What would we hear if we would listen to God? I mean that in…[Read more]

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    APRIL 18 — Prosperity
    2Chronicles 26:4   And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah did.  
    5   And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.  

    How often today we hear of prosperity from…[Read more]

  • james1948 posted an update in the group Group logo of Daily DevotionsDevotions 1 year, 6 months ago

    APRIL 17 — An Ensign
    Num_2:2   Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father’s house: far off about the tabernacle of the congregation shall they pitch.
    Whose child are you? This is a very important question today. Who is your father? What family do you belong to? Who do you associate wi…[Read more]

  • james1948 posted an update in the group Group logo of Daily DevotionsDevotions 1 year, 6 months ago

    THE PLACE OF LAW AND GRACE
    William Andrew Dillard
    Parson to Person
    Oil and water do not mix. But, they would mix before law and grace would do so. A question was posed about Exodus 23:3, 6, “Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause,” and “Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.” Does this mean that poor peo…[Read more]

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    APRIL 16 — Who Do You Listen To?
    2Chronicles 18:7   And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he never prophesied good unto me, but always evil: the same is Micaiah the son of Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.  
    8   And the king of Israel call…[Read more]

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    APRIL 15 – Weakened Hands
    Ezra 4:4 Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building,
    5 And hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.
    How often do we allow the world to weaken our hands when…[Read more]

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    APRIL 14 — Pastors of the World
    2Chronicles 13:10   But as for us, the LORD is our God, and we have not forsaken him; and the priests, which minister unto the LORD, are the sons of Aaron, and the Levites wait upon their business:  
    Here is a conflict between Judah and Israel. This conflict is between the Northern Kingdom and the Southern Kin…[Read more]

  • james1948 posted an update in the group Group logo of Daily DevotionsDevotions 1 year, 6 months ago

    A Famine
    Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

    Notice this famine. It is not a lack of God’s Word, but a famine . . . of hearing the words of the LORD. The problem is not being deaf but simply not hearing or n…[Read more]

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    APRIL 12 — Whom Shall I Send
    Isaiah 6:8   Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.  
    The Lord calls men to serve him to speak to a wicked and adulterous people. Isaiah heard the voice of God. God apparently was speaking to himself. Notice “I” is singular and then “us”…[Read more]

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    APRIL 11 — Man’s Inventions
    Ecclesiastes 7:29   Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.  

    Man was created. He was not birthed in the beginning and he did not evolve. Man was created in innocence. He had not committed sin and did not know sin. He was upright in stature and pract…[Read more]

  • HEBREW HONEYCOMB
    William Andrew Dillard
    DROSS ON THE CROWN JEWELS OF ENGLAND
    The crown jewels of England are sometimes referenced as the wealth of stability to royalty, and in some measure, to the country itself. I suppose it may be compared to Fort Knox in the U.S. Most have seen pictures of the vast supply of gold bars in the vaults of Ft. Knox,…[Read more]

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    APRIL 9 — Why Sit Here Till We Die
    2Kings 7:3   And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?  
    The setting of this passage will amplify upon the situation. Israel was under siege. The food was running out and the prospect of survival was slim indeed. Four lepers sat out…[Read more]

  • Raymond Davis
    3 hrs ·
    If there is one thing I have learned about people in my 45 yrs of ministry it is that they all wrestle with the past, try to control the present, and worry about the future. Since I didn’t resign from the human race when I surrendered to the call to preach…I have to deal with the same things every day.

    I read something…[Read more]

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    APRIL 8 — An Unprepared Heart

    2 Chronicles 12:14   And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.
    Such a tragic statement. “… and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” The heart has been said to contain the wickedness of the world. There are times when a person can seem to be fine a…[Read more]

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