Category Archives: Materialism

The World Has Been Crucified to Me

My wife and I were reading from Paul’s letter to the Galatians this morning and this phrase struck me as odd:  “May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has … Continue reading

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My Soul Longs for the Courts of the Lord

How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.  (Psalm 84:1-2 NRSV) In his book … Continue reading

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The Only Thing that Counts is Faith Working Through Love

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything; the only thing that counts is faith working through love.  (Galatians 5:6 NRSV) I have had pride over some of my accomplishments in the past.  I was in the … Continue reading

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An Oracle Within My Heart

“An oracle is within my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked…” (Psalm 36:1 NIV) The term “oracle” takes us back to ancient times and temples.  Then an oracle was a person or place which was thought to have wisdom … Continue reading

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My Life is Passing Like a Shadow

“For who knows what is good for mortals while they live the few days of their vain life, which they pass like a shadow? For who can tell them what will be after them under the sun?” Ecclesiastes 6:12 (NRSV) … Continue reading

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The Love of Money is a Sneak

This verse in my devotions this morning stuck with me:  “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves … Continue reading

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