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Devotional - Thursday, May 11, 2017 130/235

Today's Scripture:"Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the things which He spoke to them." Jn 10:6

5787. I'd explain it, but then you wouldn't hear it from God. JG


See it.

Out Sourced

Live it.

Before class this week I was asked the meaning of a word. The student referred to a word in his book on the Twelve-Step Program for overcoming dependency/addiction. I heard the word but didn't realize until later that I'd defined the wrong word. His word was autonomous, but I heard anonymous. In effect, my definition was right, but the application was wrong. I plan to apologize to him next week for my mistake, talk about the meaning of the word (in context of salvation) and probably use the experience in my lesson.

Words are important, so much so, I'm convinced too many times they can be distracting. For that reason, years ago I started writing devotionals using the fewest words possible. Also, most writers tell a story and then tell the hearers how they should react. I do the opposite. I use a back-story of Scripture rather than giving the obvious implication of the Scripture itself. Since this is the process by which a discerner thinks and learns, it has been my desire to teach others what God is teaching me. Some get it, some don't, but it's most important to me that God does.

Pray it.

Your word, God, is a hidden treasure of untold value in this life and the next.


Keywords: Teach; Parable; Discernment

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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