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Devotional - Wednesday, July 13, 2016 195/171

Today's Scripture: "So Moses came and told the people all the words of the Lord and all the judgments. And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the words which the Lord has said we will do.” Ex 24:3

5475. I prove my intention by what I do, not what I say. JG


See it.

Acquiescent nonsense

Live it.

Every time I hear the word "respect" used to define the "fear" of God, I twinge. Born out of theological language interpretation, it seems every adjective created has been used to make the definition more palatable to men, not God. The fact is, reverential respect does not match the emotion expressed by the Israelites toward God. They felt fear of the consequences that might come by doing or saying anything to offend God. My generation has no fear of God or man. The fear of God should play out in a holy life and immediate confession and repentance of both intentional and incidental sin. Instead what this generation does is believe that only "bad" sin needs occasional confession and the result of that attitude has resulted in a generation of Laodicean-type church members. The church doesn't need revival but resurrection from the dead.

Pray it.

Forgive us, Father, for interpreting You Word to appease rather than convict.


Keywords: Fear; Obey; Intent
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This Day in History)

Education and experience are good but they don't make us better pray-ers. (2000)
Is the grass bent on the path to your place of prayer? - Beaty (2001)
What we do today will affect what people think of Jesus. (2002)
Being available should mean readiness. (2003)
Praying in private gets us prepared for worship and praying in public. (2004)
Time in the Word is a natural precursor to spending time in prayer. (2005)
Before repeating the Lord's Prayer, we'd better think about how we've forgiven those who've hurt us. (2006)
When a child leaves home, God finishes what their parents started. (2007)
How does God measure expediency? (2008)
Too often we cause other people to sin. (2009)
The more I hear about heaven, the more I want to learn firsthand. (2010)
God speaks to us in anyway He has our attention. (2011)
The ultimate failure is choosing anything but God. (2012)
Just because I'm thinking it doesn't mean I have to say it. (2013)
A politician says what gets him elected, a statesman does what’s right. (2014)
Cost and value are not relative. (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 (2006-2012)
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