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Devotion for February 22, 2005

February 22, 2005

Devotion for February 22, 2005 According to public opinion polls, car salesmen, television and radio personalities, and politicians all rank in the top ten least trusted professions. Certainly not everyone in these professions is dishonest—but the nature of the job means that it is very tempting not to tell the truth. In fact, being honest...

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Devotion for February 27, 2005

February 27, 2005

Devotion for February 27, 2005 The popularity of Mel Gibson’s film The Passion of the Christ astounded the film industry. Many believed that there would be little interest in a movie where the characters spoke only Latin and Aramaic with English subtitles. Some predicted that the project would ruin Gibson’s career. Once the film was finally...

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todayintheword.org February 27, 2005

Devotion for February 28, 2005

February 28, 2005

Devotion for February 28, 2005 Mark’s Gospel concludes with a textual difficulty. Most scholars believe that verses 9 through 19 were not penned by Mark because they do not appear in some of the oldest Greek manuscripts. Various explanations have been given for their addition. Some have suggested that they were compiled by someone else after...

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todayintheword.org February 28, 2005

Devotion for February 04, 2006

February 4, 2006

Devotion for February 04, 2006 A businessman who was well-known for his unscrupulous business practices boasted to Mark Twain, “Before I die I mean to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. I will climb Mount Sinai and read the Ten Commandments aloud at the top.” Unimpressed, Twain offered a suggestion. “I have a better idea,” Twain said. “You...

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todayintheword.org February 4, 2006

Devotion for February 05, 2006

February 5, 2006

Devotion for February 05, 2006 The phrase “bait and switch” refers to the unscrupulous practice of advertising one item and selling an inferior product in its place. Paul’s Jewish readers may have felt that they had been victims of a kind of spiritual bait and switch when they read that the circumcision practiced under the Law of Moses was...

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todayintheword.org February 5, 2006

Devotion for February 10, 2006

February 10, 2006

Devotion for February 10, 2006 On January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in the United States. If only that had been the end of the existence of slavery, but sadly, slavery continues to be a scourge in the present day. BBC News World Service recently reported on the dramatic increase in slavery in western Europe,...

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todayintheword.org February 10, 2006

Devotion for February 11, 2006

February 11, 2006

Devotion for February 11, 2006 Romper Room was a popular syndicated children’s television show from the mid 1950s to the 1980s. One of the show’s features was the “Do Bee Song,” a bouncy little ditty with the chorus: “I always do everything right. I never do anything wrong. I’m a Romper Room Do Bee—A Do Bee all day long!” In reality, our...

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todayintheword.org February 11, 2006

Devotion for February 15, 2006

February 15, 2006

Devotion for February 15, 2006 Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney, also known as the curate of Ars, was born in France just prior to the French Revolution. He was appointed curate of Ars-en-Dombes, an obscure village near Lyons. Overwhelmed by the task of shepherding his parish, he tried to resign three times, but continued to serve until his death...

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todayintheword.org February 15, 2006

Devotion for February 16, 2006

February 16, 2006

Devotion for February 16, 2006 “No one who wishes to be thought religious dares simply deny predestination, by which God adopts some to hope of life, and sentences others to eternal death,” John Calvin wrote. While few believers deny that the Bible teaches a doctrine of divine election, Christians are divided about what this means. The Bible...

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todayintheword.org February 16, 2006

Devotion for February 17, 2006

February 17, 2006

Devotion for February 17, 2006 According to tradition, when William Carey first proposed the idea of taking the gospel to those who had not yet heard it, a pastor rebuked him. “Young man, sit down,” the pastor is said to have declared. “When God pleases to convert the heathen, He will do it without your aid or mine.” Such a sentiment may...

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todayintheword.org February 17, 2006

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