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If Necessary

August 21, 2015
1 Peter 1.6, 7 6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 7that the genuineness of your faith, beingmuch more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise,…
1 Peter 1.4, 5 4…to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Born to Hope

August 19, 2015
1 Peter 1.3 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…
1 Peter 1.1, 2 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace…
1 Peter 1.1, 2 1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you…
Ecclesiastes 12.13, 14 13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man’s all. 14For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, Whether good or evil.
Ecclesiastes 12.11, 12 11The words of the wise are like goads, and the words of scholars are like well-driven nails, given by one Shepherd. 12And further, my son, be admonished by these. Of making many books there isno end, and much study iswearisome to the flesh.
Ecclesiastes 12.9, 10 9And moreover, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yes, he pondered and sought out andset in order many proverbs. 10The Preacher sought to find acceptable words; and what waswritten wasupright – words of truth.

Nothing to Do

August 13, 2015
Ecclesiastes 12.6-8 6 Remember your Creatorbefore the silver cord is loosed, Or the golden bowl is broken, Or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, Or the wheel broken at the well. 7Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, And the spirit will return to God who…
Ecclesiastes 12.5 Also they are afraid of height, And of terrors in the way; When the almond tree blossoms, The grasshopper is a burden, And desire fails. For man goes to his eternal home, And the mourners go about the streets.
Ecclesiastes 12.2-4 2 While the sun and the light, The moon and the stars, Are not darkened, And the clouds do not return after the rain; 3In the day when the keepers of the house tremble, And the strong men bow down; When the grinders cease because they are few,…

Remember…

August 10, 2015
Ecclesiastes 12.1 1Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, Before the difficult days come, And the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them…”
Ecclesiastes 11.10 10 Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, And put away evil from your flesh, For childhood and youth are vanity.

Sin Boldly!

August 8, 2015
Ecclesiastes 11.9 9 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, And let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth; Walk in the ways of your heart, And in the sight of your eyes; But know that for all these God will bring you into judgment.
Ecclesiastes 11.7, 8 7Truly the light is sweet, And it is pleasant for the eyes to behold the sun; 8But if a man lives many years And rejoices in them all, Yet let him remember the days of darkness, For they will be many. All that is coming is vanity.