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Devotional - Monday, October 23, 2017 296/69

Today's Scripture: "You shall make chains for the breastplate at the end, like braided cords of pure gold." Ex 28:22

5971. Diversity does not make a group strong, but selfless devotion does. JG

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See it.

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Live it.

Singer Aretha Franklin made the song "Chain, chain, chain" popular back in 1967. Listed as one of the top 500 songs of all time, Don Covay's song was intended for Otis Redding, but given to Aretha for her soulful rendition. The lyrics speak of a link in a relationship that is made weak by another link. Hence the saying, "Something is no stronger than its weakest link."

When it comes to church, the comparison to a gold chain is a good metaphor. Joined together, a chain doesn't have one link more important than another but all working as a single unit. I've seen some good and bad chains in my life, but rarely have I seen one able to diagnose itself. The good news is the church chain is like gold. But most of the links are still being refined and contain impurities that need purging. The bad news is it thinks and acts like it's pure.

Pray it.

Remind us, Lord, that we can't be one with You and not with each other.


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Keywords: Chain; Gold; 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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