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Mature Faith, Good Deeds, and Godly Wisdom

February 16, 2019

Mature Faith, Good Deeds, and Godly Wisdom What is wisdom? It dwells with God, meaning that our wisdom depends upon our relationship with Him. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding” (Prov. 9:10). The phrase “fear of the Lord” signifies reverence, worship, and obedience. “The fear...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2019/february/devotions/16
todayintheword.org February 16, 2019

Mature Faith Submits Humbly to God

February 19, 2019

Mature Faith Submits Humbly to God The narrative climax in John Milton’s Paradise Lost is the choice made first by Eve and then by Adam to give in to the serpent’s temptation and disobey God. In Milton’s Paradise Regained, the story’s climax is Jesus’ perfect resistance to the Devil’s temptations in the wilderness (Luke 4:1–13). Christ’s...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2019/february/devotions/19
todayintheword.org February 19, 2019

Mature Faith Understands God’s Justice

February 22, 2019

Mature Faith Understands God’s Justice In his commentary on James, Douglas J. Moo explained that today’s verses condemn a sinful use of wealth. “We cannot avoid the serious reminder about money and possessions that we confront in this text. One of the sins for which God condemns these people is their selfish accumulation of money and things...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2019/february/devotions/22
todayintheword.org February 22, 2019

A Scary Challenge to Our Faith

March 27, 2019

A Scary Challenge to Our Faith Why do bad things happen to good people? Rabbi Harold Kushner answered that question in his bestselling book by arguing that God is loving but not omnipotent. Prominent atheists have said this is proof there is no god at all. The book of Job, however, offers a different answer: God has His own reasons that we...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2019/march/devotions/27
todayintheword.org March 27, 2019

Mature Faith Is God’s Gift

February 5, 2019

Mature Faith Is God’s Gift In 1885, a Russian czar commissioned Carl Fabergé and his family jewelry business to create a special Easter gift for his wife. They designed a beautiful white egg, inside of which was a gold “yolk.” Inside of that was a golden hen, and inside of that was a miniature diamond crown and a tiny ruby egg. Known as the...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2019/february/devotions/05
todayintheword.org February 5, 2019

Mature Faith Obeys God’s Word

February 7, 2019

Mature Faith Obeys God’s Word A 2014 survey of “The Bible in American Life” found that only 48 percent of Americans reported reading any Scripture at any time during the previous year. Among those who did, the percentages were significantly higher for women, older people, Southerners, and African Americans. Just 9 percent of Americans, however,...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2019/february/devotions/07
todayintheword.org February 7, 2019

See: The Faithfulness of the Lord

March 18, 2018

See: The Faithfulness of the Lord In 2016, British citizens were riveted by a political drama worthy of Shakespeare. Prime Minister David Cameron resigned, leaving his Conservative Party in need of choosing his successor. Cameron’s antagonist Boris Johnson was considered a frontrunner for the post, with influential supporters including Justice...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2018/03---march/devotions/18
todayintheword.org March 18, 2018

Mature Faith Understands What Is Eternal

February 3, 2019

Mature Faith Understands What Is Eternal “What a tragic waste,” wrote John Piper in Don’t Waste Your Life, “when people turn away from the Calvary road of love and suffering. All the riches of the glory of God in Christ are on that road. All the sweetest fellowship with Jesus is there. . . . All the deepest discoveries of God’s Word. All...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2019/february/devotions/03
todayintheword.org February 3, 2019

Mature Faith Accepts God’s Word

February 6, 2019

Mature Faith Accepts God’s Word In Redeeming How We Talk, Ken Wytsma and A. J. Swoboda write: “Next to prayer, listening is perhaps the best way to create a positive context for conversation. Listening forces us to exchange hats with others, to walk in their shoes. When we exchange hats, we develop empathy and understanding. Then we can more...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2019/february/devotions/06
todayintheword.org February 6, 2019

Mature Faith Does Not Pursue Selfish Pleasures

February 17, 2019

Mature Faith Does Not Pursue Selfish Pleasures The first sermon in American history was preached at Plymouth, Mass., on December 9, 1621 by Robert Cushman, a deacon and Puritan leader. His text was 1 Corinthians 10:24, “No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.” In his sermon he warned against “swelling pride, self-love and...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2019/february/devotions/17
todayintheword.org February 17, 2019

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