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Devotional - Sunday, January 29, 2017 29/336

Today's Scripture: "So Jacob went down to Egypt; and he died, he and our fathers." Acts 7:15

5675. Being rich is using your life to prove God's word. JG


See it.

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Live it.

I used to think I would not live to be as old as my father when he died 10/28/1901 - 2/2/1971). I was okay with that because I thought I would never live to be that age. This past February I became 69 years of age and today am eleven months older than my father when he died. Time for a new reckoning I'd say.

It's difficult for me to consider that the time is coming when my life will be a diminishing memory for those coming after me. Even now, I watch young people in church but see their parents who were my friends but have passed. Their children probably respect me, but they don't know me like their parents did and because of aged segregated education, I will never have the opportunity to influence them.

God is showing me this morning that the ministry he has given me should be vested in the next and future generations. This is not a wakeup call necessarily, because years ago I started writing devotions and instructions for those who come behind me. Not that I've given up on this my generation, but that's what fathers do and what God blesses.

Pray it.

Thank You, God, for another day to relish Your word and spread it around.


Keywords: Father; Life; Death

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.
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