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Deuteronomy 13 If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder, and if the sign or wonder spoken of takes place, and the prophet says, “Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) “and let us worship them,” you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul. It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him… If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, “Let us go and worship other gods” (gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known, gods of the peoples around you, whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other), do not yield to them or listen to them… If you hear it said about one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you to live in that troublemakers have arisen among you and have led the people of their town astray, saying, “Let us go and worship other gods” (gods you have not known), then you must inquire, probe and investigate it thoroughly… Then the LORD will turn from his fierce anger, will show you mercy, and will have compassion on you. He will increase your numbers, as he promised on oath to your ancestors— because you obey the LORD your God by keeping all his commands that I am giving you today and doing what is right in his eyes.

Today’s chapter winded me when I read Moses’ instructions to the Israelites to destroy anyone and any place that preached another God or faith. Was this in error and what is God speaking to us about it? (more…)

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Luke 20:22-24
“And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there. I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.

Over the last many days, I have often referred to the Olympics and for this I apologize. Here in Canada, it is BIG and therefore everything presently revolves around the games as it is being hosted in Vancouver, the city we live in. Every time I see an athlete win a medal and hear the interviews, I long to hear the reason for their success and so far, the only thing I hear is how they did it through their own hard work and determination against all odds. That seems to be our attitude in everything we do. We long for recognition and glory and love to get credit for things we do. This is also the case in charity where the focus is on who gave how much. When we hear Paul speak, we see something totally the opposite and the impact of his life and work was considerably more than all the Olympians put together!

I sometimes wonder if I were in his place, would I do the same? Would I sacrifice my everything to serve the peoples of this world? Maybe if I knew my needs were met, whether it be shelter, food, finances, protection, etc. However, with Paul, Silas, Barnabas, Timothy and the many who served God, they were not funded or provided for by man. Paul, in fact supported himself and his friends through his profession of tent-making and used these resources to provide for his ministry. Every one of them suffered continuously but still believed it a privilege to serve God through their lives. What about us today? Do we live in the comforts of this world and are unwilling to complete the task the Lord Jesus has given us?

In His Loving Service,
ServantBoy

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