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A GOD WHO LOVES

Whenever I read God’s word, a question I find myself asking over and over again is, “Who is God?” My heart longs to know Him (the REAL Him) and I want my life to reflect His character.

Today in the passages from the One Year Bible reading, we find a God who loves His people. Below are some excerpts from the reading that are beautiful reminders to us of the God we serve.

  • He is a God who promises to be with His people (Jeremiah 30:11)
  • He promises to save His people (Jeremiah 30:11).
  • God loves His own with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3).
  • God draws His people close to Himself with unfailing kindness (Jeremiah 31:3).
  • God turns the mourning of His people into gladness (Jeremiah 31:13).
  • God brings comfort and joy instead of sorrow (Jeremiah 31:13).
  • God wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth (I Timothy 2:4).

As I contemplate the goodness of God today, I am challenged to live my life like He does. To love people unconditionally. To extend kindness when it is undeserved. To bring comfort and joy to those who are in sorrow. And to proclaim the good news to others so that they might be saved and know this very God whose loving kindness will never fail. 

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TOO MUCH HONEY

Proverbs 25:16 [NIV] If you find honey, eat just enough—too much of it, and you will vomit.

Have you found honey?   Think not only of the sweetener that bees create but consider all worldly delights. 

Wisdom and knowledge, like honey, is sweet and desirable, excellent and nourishing. If one does not take care to keep their usage within bounds and if one exceeds the appropriate capacity for the desirable thing, the effect cannot only be uncomfortable but disgusting, troublesome or unhealthy for our body, mind and spirit.  The pleasures of the world, like honey, are things that we can enjoy in moderation.  Those pleasures can refresh and restore us when experienced moderately. 

I delight in the company of friends that are close to me. One of the things that I lift from this short proverb is that that too much company might just lead to a decrease in the appreciation of the companionship that I hold dear.  Enjoy the things that bring you joy.  Be cautious not to dwell too long on them while disregarding the other, less sweet, parts of life that are needed for you to be complete in your body, your soul and your walk with God. 

 

 

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