Wednesday Preview: diligent effort to live out the Treasured life

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Monday: Life is short, we need to decide what matters most. What do you treasure? Tuesday: Good is what drives us to choose things. The issue is whether we treasure the Source of good. God is the treasure from whom all lasting treasures come. Treasure God. Wednesday: Treasuring God starts with simple faith (confidence, trust). Trusting that in his goodness, revealed in the person and work of Christ, he has accepted us into his family, we now ought to diligently seek to grow up in understanding and applying his goodness. …

Wednesday – redemption.

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Romans 5:18-19 Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous. Wednesday – redemption. Humanity chose to defy God. Humanity lives in a God defying world. A God defying world is encased in death. God in Christ is God’s gracious response to humanity’s defiance. Defiance is overcome with sacrificial obedience Righteousness overcomes …

by the sweat of my thorn scratched brow

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Creation: God is good, humanity is good, and work is good (ruling over a good creation). Then came the fall. That is what I am noticing today, not just because it is Tuesday in my 5 day devotional reflections scheme. It really is fallen Tuesday. Genesis 3: 17-19 He told the Man: “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree That I commanded you not to eat from, ‘Don’t eat from this tree,’ The very ground is cursed because of you; getting food from the ground Will …