Not worthy

Not worthy

Devotional
I'm a car guy and love watching the Barrett-Jackson auctions: "The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions." Sometimes I dream of having the cash to drop on a mint original, or freshly resto-modded, 1969 L78 ss396 Chevelle. (Feel free to pause and google that, you won't regret it.) I watch well-funded buyers make ever-growing bids on cars I would never buy and then pass on another that is remarkable (to me) and priced-to-sell. I guess they just don't think they're worth it. Worth is a funny thing: It changes over time and even the money we carry in our wallets can gain and lose value. Worth is a subjective concept. That's how worth works. Everything is worth what someone will pay for it. John the Baptist ascribed great worth to the coming Messiah…
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Real life

Devotional
We all desire to experience a full and satisfying life. Every single one of us. As followers of Jesus we believe that he came to give us an abundant life---a joy-filled life. So we all set out to find joy---to experience REAL LIFE. In Colossians, Paul says that since we've died to our old self and been raised to new life in Christ, our REAL LIFE is now hidden in him. So if you have been raised with the Messiah, seek what is above, where the Messiah is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with the Messiah in God. When the Messiah, who is your life, is revealed,…
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A man who schemes…

Devotional
"The good person obtains favor from the Lord, but He condemns a man who schemes. (Proverbs 12:2) The idea here is that God blesses the man who is merciful and charitable and kind, but that he condemns the man with malice and deceit in his heart. One guy is looking for opportunities to do good to his neighbor, while the other devises a plan to take advantage of his neighbor. Makes sense, right? And we all think we're in the first category, not the second. But when I read the word, "schemes" I can't help but see my self as a schemer. Whenever I devise a plan for my own good--maybe a plan that would help me get what I want or where I want to be--I am not a man…
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