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Devotional - Tuesday, July 4, 2017 185/180

Today's Scripture: "Others said, 'These are not the words of one who has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?'" Jn 10:21

5858. Determination depends on the degree of dogma you deploy. JG


See it.

Detector deflector

Live it.

Sometimes a rhetorical statement is the best way to begin a presentation. This past week I used one as I wanted to deliver a meaningful conclusion to my teaching to men in rehab. I baited them with the reality that they didn't know the "secret," the one thing that causes a man to rise above everyone else. The longer I teased them with the secret, the more they demanded to know. This week when asked to teach in our regular Sunday school teacher's absence, I chose to discuss the same topic. After teaching it, I'm not certain anyone got it. Do you know the secret?

The verse in Hebrews tells us, "Without faith it is impossible to please God." All my life I thought that was another truism regarding salvation, which I'd been told was the simple profession of believing God. Now we must examine the verse in context of the 11th chapter of Hebrews, a.k.a., the faithful Hall of Fame. This kind of faith is believing what God says is true—despite it not being true—in order for it to be true. That is what made the men and women of faith "special" and what still pleases God above everything else.

Pray it.

I want my life to please You, God, and my words to remind people of You.


Keywords: Words; Faith; Power

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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