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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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October 14, 2013 - Our Lord, Our Friend, Our Helper

By Joel Tuminaro

Perhaps God seems far away to you at times, or simply too great to be concerned with your personal needs. His Word assures you that He is both near and ready to help.

"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth" (Psalm 121:1,2, KJV).

God wants to help us because He desires our friendship. A true friend helps. I once heard a young man in church say, "God just wants to hang out with you."

He did not know how profound that was.

"And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God" (James 2:23).

Do you think there was anything Abraham could ask for that God was not willing, even eager, to do for him? God helped Abraham in more ways than he could count. The key to God's help was Abraham's true friendship. Friendship has to work both ways.

You cannot claim to be friends with God simply to avoid hell. You cannot pretend to be friends with God just to fulfill your desires.

"Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you" (John 15:14,15).

Jesus didn't just teach and then say "do this" or "do that." He taught and said "I want a relationship with you." And His friendship is ongoing.

— Joel Tuminaro lives in Lusby, Md., and is the author of Biblical Principles of Money Management.

 

 

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