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Devotional - Sunday, April 17, 2016 108/258

Today's Scripture: "Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins." Acts 5:31

5388. Who in a relationship does not relate? JG
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See it.

K.I.S.S.


Live it.

Recently charged with teaching a young man to create shop drawings, I found his attitude and refusal to follow simple instruction unacceptable. Funny thing is, I like him, but he has brought out the worst in everyone who has tried to work with him and I'm his last hope. I tried to befriend him and even gave him a friendly tap on his shoulder last week but he curtly asked me no to touch him—two times. I thought he was joking but then considered writing a report of the "incident" so as to defend myself in court when he sues me for harassment. Such is the state of our country and the skewed values of people.

There are as many ways to describe salvation as there are people. Most Christians never get beyond believing something in their heart and professing it with their mouth. But even demons do that, so that alone does mean much. The thing that sets those who are truly saved from those who are not, is having an active and trusting relationship with Jesus that grows as we spend time together. More than once, Scripture tells us that Jesus is now at the right hand of the Father. So, the question we should ask ourselves is where we are in our relationship with Him, or do we even have one.

Pray it.

Thank You, Jesus, for not basing Your love for me on my performance.


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Keywords: Jesus; Relationship; Love
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This Day in History

Do you really want to see revival? (2001)
As parents we should do what we must to build character in the lives of our children. (2002)
Through his death, we have victory of death and the grave (2003)
A miracle is God working in a way that man can't replicate. (2004)
Some people don't pray because they lack a relationship with Christ. (2006)
One day our prayer closets won't have walls. (2007)
Will you finish what you started? (2008)
Creation is God's symphony still in progress. (2009)
You can't remove something that's not there. (2010)
Independence is a fleeting misconception. (2011)
I can hardly judge you if the verdict is still out on me. (2012)
There are Believers and there are disciples. (2013)
I'm not sure what the question was, but I think I avoided answering it. (2014)
Every valley has a hill. (2015)

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 (2006-2017)
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