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Devotional - Monday, September 11, 2017 254/111

Today's Scripture: "And the intricately woven band of the ephod, which is on it, shall be of the same workmanship, made of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen." Ex 28:8

5929. A copy, though expertly made, will never be the original. JG


See it.

Never again

Live it.

Whether it's nostalgia or just a natural evolution, things have changed and will never again be like they were. You'd think with the technological advances made over the years, past artifacts could be recreated, but they are at best, an imitation. No matter how precise the workmanship, they can never recreate the smell or feel that is our memory.

The word "Christian" was first used disparagingly by people of Antioch to describe followers of Jesus who acted like "little" Christs. Being an imitator is hard work. It means going against the grain of the natural man in each of us to listen to the Holy Spirit and act accordingly. What people said of them didn't matter, as the early church showed us how to live under persecution. Today unfortunately, we as the church of Jesus Christ claim persecution but more times than not we "suffer" due to bad judgment and the consequences of sin. And so it will be until we meet the One we imitate so poorly.

Pray it.

I am speechless, God, for being made holy by the One I so poorly imitate.


Keywords: Original; Copy; Holy

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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