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Devotional - Monday, February 13, 2017 44/321

Today's Scripture: "Fifty loops you shall make in the one curtain, and fifty loops you shall make on the edge of the curtain that is on the end of the second set, that the loops may be clasped to one another." Ex 26:5

5690. Understanding is not requisite to fact. JG

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See it.

Even steven


Live it.

Equilibrium is defined as a state in which opposing forces are balanced. There's nothing more unsettling than losing your balance, especially if it results in your falling and being injured. But in spiritual terms the word implies something else. In our natural state, our sinful nature weighs us down and condemns us to eternal death, but when the Spirit takes up residence in us, sin is subdued and we are lifted up, as it were. One could say that God has redefined equilibrium to rising above our sinful nature.

A friend called this morning and asked me a spiritual question. He wasn't in trouble but simply seeking opinions on predestination. It seems someone teaching apologetics at church has asked everyone to come up with a conclusion on the subject and be ready to speak to it. I referred him to II Timothy 3:16 and reminded him that ALL Scripture is inspired by the Holy Spirit. That being true, in Ephesians 1:5, Paul used the word "predestination" in the same sentence with "adoption as sons." It seems to me that believing one and debating the other puts you at odds with the One who inspired both. (By the way, my friend had already come to a similar conclusion).

Pray it.

I gladly place my trust in You, God, and surrender my opinions to You as well.


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Keywords: Balance; Inspiration; Trust

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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