The Love of Stuff

As I was reading my Bible, I came across this passage in 1 John that got me thinking…

Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.

1 John 2:15-17

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Great Expectation

I really enjoy the New Living Translation of the Bible.  There are a lot of people out there who would argue about the use of it, saying that the King James Version is best and all that jazz, but I’m not one to argue over such things.  For my goal of reading the entire Bible in 2017, the New Living Translation has served me well.  It is easy to read, using a modern flow in language, and it brings a new clarity to certain passages that just really sparks even more interest in me.  I think that’s a good thing!

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Wounds from a Friend

I came across this verse today in my Bible study and it got me thinking…

I wish I had read my Bible as much in my younger years as I do now.  I think life would have been a lot easier to deal with had I been trusting the Lord’s Word to get me through.

I can think of many examples where I chose to listen to the kisses rather than the wounds.

The kisses ended up stinging.