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Devotional - Tuesday, September 6, 2016 2509/116

Today's Scripture: "And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever." Jn 8:35

5530. Any place that is temporary is not home. JG

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See it.

Relate this


Live it.

Slowly opening the blinds this morning, I was not disappointed. Less than two feet away our little hummingbird resident sat on the perch of our feeder filling his belly and resting his wings. I could have watched him for a long time, but I allowed him his private time. A few feet away gloves lay on the ground with furniture upside down like a mini tornado had hit the patio. The exposed wasp nest under the chair reminded me of last night's horror. After stinging my wife several times through her double gloves, she came in the house from the garden, crying in anguish as the pain shot through her hands. Angrily, I went outside and used wasp/hornet spray to take out one wasp and soak his nest, looking for an opportunity to take out the whole clan. Obviously some guests are welcomed at our house but those who cause harm are not.

We didn't know the nest was there, just a couple of feet away from the grill where I spent a lot of time the day before. My wife recalled later that her head almost contacted the nest more than once this weekend as she did her gardening. Obviously, the wasps did us no harm until she swiped her hand too near their home. That's the problem I suppose when you make a home where you don't belong. I'll let you draw the spiritual conclusion.

Pray it.

Thank You, Lord, for an eternal home that I didn't construct.


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Keywords: Home; Slave; Son

This Day in History

The "figs" are talking their little heads off and most of us aren't even listening. (2000)
How can we live IN the world and not be OF the world? (2001)
Going to extreme means to protect your stuff reveals you think you have something worth stealing. (2003)
It is God who gives us both opportunity and ability to work. (2004)
In God's timing and regardless the question, NOW is usually the right time. (2006)
God's compassion make ours look anemic. (2007)
If you fear nothing than you've obviously not met my God. (2008)
Two can accomplish more than one, be it good or bad. (2009)
No one can be in the front without someone behind them. (2010)
Motives aren't just important, they're everything. (2011)
Who doesn't want to go to heaven - tomorrow? (2012)
Persistence may be the best indicator of conviction. (2013)
Fear shouldn't be wasted on what can't hurt you. (2014)
Something is only finished when you stop changing it. (2015)

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