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Devotional - Monday, September 19, 2016 263/103

Today's Scripture: ". . . blue, purple, and scarlet thread, fine linen, and goats’ hair." Ex 25:4

5543. The largest things are dependent on the integrity of the smallest components. JG

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See it.

Holy recipe


Live it.

Shopping for myself is a dangerous exercise, but I do it anyway. Recently I bought three leisure shirts that looked nice and comfortable for hot summer Memphis weather. Taking them home, I couldn't wait to wear one which resulted in me spilling lunch on it. Welcome to my favorite sport, not only eating food but wearing it. The shirts were all ready for washing, but what I didn't know was that rayon, the primary fabric in my purchase, required dry cleaning or washing by hand in cold water. But even after being hand washed, all the shirts shrunk by 25%. They may have looked fine on the rack, but they were single-use garments and therefore comprised a bad purchase. Obviously, I can no longer wear them.

A study of the Tabernacle will reveal that every component used had a special purpose and became holy when God blessed it. Today, as always, churches have survived on contributions. But I've never know a church to limit donations to good gifts rather than anything stolen, a product of evil or ever knowingly dedicated to evil. Two views on the subject: God accepted Egypt's gifts for use in constructing the Temple, and today there is probably no paper money that hasn't touched evil before finding a home with a Christian. Still, I can't imagine the church or a Christian prospering on income that comes from theft, scams, foreclosures, gambling, prostitution, addiction, etc.

Pray it.

Thank You, God, for Your word that is holy and true to the smallest detail.


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Keywords: Holy; Consecrated; Useful

This Day in History

Prayer in school isn't dead, just ask a student facing a pop quiz. (2000)
Our time here on earth has more relevance to the kingdom of heaven than our time in heaven. (2001)
Knowing God's word sets you apart from everyone else, including those who only read it. (2002)
Are you riding the tail wind of your spiritual reputation? (2003)
God's not impressed with our feelings about Him, instead He wants our total devotion. (2004)
A curse can become a blessing when it drives us toward Jesus. (2005)
Pretenders are like actors, they may look good, but stink when standing next to the Truth. (2006)
Sometimes quick results are the result of a lack of prayer. (2007)
Acknowledging God is always good, but being an obedient servant of God is better. (2008)
Both murder and slander are premeditated sin. (2009)
Life is the illusion you've moved from where you started. (2010)
When God moves, we should too. (2011)
If I'm the only one messing up, why do they sell so much white-out. (2012)
Success is taking another step in the right direction. (2013)
Perception is seldom a good representation of reality. (2014)
There is no shame in asking for clarification. (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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