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Devotional Tuesday Sept. 15, 2015 258/108

Today's Scripture: "If men contend with each other, and one strikes the other with a stone or with his fist, and he does not die but is confined to his bed," Ex 21:18

5174. I’m used to being knocked down, but being held down is another matter. JG


See it.

One man's game

Live it.

It's interesting how the apostle Paul compared the believer's life to running a race. That should be a good analogy for our "gamer" generation, but most of us run the race not to lose rather than win. Last night I summed up the fourth session on spirituality using the race example to challenge the men in rehab. I congratulated them for competing for second place. They were shocked I didn't say they could win. That's because if they're going to run with me, they shouldn't expect me to slow down much less stop. Are you seeking God with that tenacity or simply playing church?

Pray it.

Help me to not lose focus on You, Lord, when I must look at other things.


Keywords: Competition; Race; Win
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This Day in History

Can you imagine what heaven will be like? (2000)
Teachers of old used the alphabet and the Lord's Prayer on a paddle to teach school. (2001)
The secret to the early church was the practice of reciprocity (2003)
Has peer pressure or standing alone on the Word of God defined your character? (2004)
God doesn't always honor fasting and prayer. (2005)
But Lord, didn't I ... (2006)
We're expected to mix it up with the world, not blend in. (2007)
Every mob starts with one person who doesn't have a proper relationship with God (2008)
No one in the family of God is out of work, even appears that way. (2009)
We're born to relate (2010)
The end of the road is really a bend. (2011)
We honor God when we act responsibly with the trust we've been given. (2012)
When you run out of places to hang pictures, don't build a wall. (2013)
Change is a process, not a label. (2014)

1. One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight on Scripture.
2. Resources are derived from daily devotions of James R. Green called, Just Thinkin'... (2000-2003), Read the Bible Thru in 365 Days (2004), Pray Thru the Word in 365 Days (2005) and One Minute Devotional (2006-2012)
3. Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright (c)1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.

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