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"Living by the Words of God!"
February 2, 2005


Living by the Words of God study is finally online. 

I have been teaching the Living by the Words of God study since Tuesday Janauary 11 in Terre Haute.  I can always print more copies of 
"Living by the Words of God" if anyone is interested.  If you would like a copy, please contact me

Still haven't sent files to to have book available online.  "Darn the day job!"

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Have had a good response to site, especially after newspaper ad.

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God is the beginning point, our entrance to everything our hearts truly desire.

In our foolishness, we often don't see that.  Like the bumper sticker I saw the other day:  "It's all about me."

But it is not -- It's about God, all about God first, then foolishness begins the trek to wisdom, and we begin to see life as it is.

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Living by the Words
of God study

Have been teaching locally
since January 11, 2005.

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Updated February 2, 2005
Do you see a man
wise in his own eyes?

There is more hope
for a fool than for him.

(Proverbs 26.12 NKJV)
If God didn't say it, then we cannot say he did!
Way too much opinion; far too little thoughtful consideration and study of the Scriptures!
How about  actually listening to the words?

A little more trembling; a whole lot less opinion.
Start with GOD -

the first step in
learning is bowing
down to GOD;

only fools thumb
their noses at such wisdom and learning.

Proverbs 1.7
God, God, God. . . It's about God!
First, God.  God is the subject of life.  God is foundational for living.  If we don't have a sense of the primacy of God, we will never get it right, get life right, get our lives right. 

Not God at the margins; not God as an option; not God on the weekends.  God at center and circumference; God first and last; God, God, God.

(The Message, Introduction to Genesis, Eugene Peterson, p19)
November 28, 2004

The Journey
is not the Destination.

Sometimes we forget this.

Things are going so well, God is "blessing" us and we fall in love with life on this earth.  We forget that we are merely sojourners passing through, that this world is not our home. 
We forget where we are going and even that we are going somewhere. 

Take a moment and look at the life of our spiritual father Abraham.  God commended him for his life of faith.  How did he do it? 

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.  By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God (Hebrews 11:8-10 NKJV).

For all of his struggles Abraham never forgot he was going somewhere.  He never lost sight of God's real blessing.  He lived with the end in mind; he looked to the future to be able to trust God with the present.

I recently read Deuteronomy 8.16 and was reminded of why God does the things he does.  He directs us to live our lives with the end in mind.  Please notice that he didn't feed the Israelites the best food during that journey through the frontier.  Manna was mere sustenance.  The abundance was promised when they arrived at the Promised Land. 
Sustenance for the journey -- abundance upon arrival.

He was the one who fed you in the desert with manna, which your ancestors had never seen. He did this in order to humble you and test you. But he also did this so that things would go well for you in the end (Deuteronomy 8:16 GW).

". . .so that things would go well for you in the end."

"In the end" is what matter most to God.  "Later on" means something.  Waiting. Trusting.  Learn the lesson or come up short of what he offers.  Come up short of heaven.  Come up short of honoring him.  Come up short of being all we can be in Jesus Christ.  Just plain getting to the end of our road and wondering why we were so stupid or preoccupied or whatever our problem was that we missed the main thing.

Can you imagine how some of this will sound in heaven before God and all his angels?  "I was too busy to read your word."  "Too busy to serve God."  "I had more important things to do."  "I forgot where I was going."

Are we laughing yet, or crying? 

Now while it means something we have the opportunity to honor God by remembering him on the journey.

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