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Zeena
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I really enjoyed that devotional, thanks! [Big Grin]

It's good of God to deal with us as individuals as well as corporatley [Smile] The many masks of the flesh do vie for control over our souls continually, as does The Lord through His Holy Spirit [Wink]

Genesis 4:7
"If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it."

1 Samuel 2:9
"He keeps the feet of His godly ones, But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; For not by might shall a man prevail.

1 Corinthians 15:34
Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.

1 John 3:9
Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

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Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.

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Carol Swenson
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A Form of Godliness


“… having a form of godliness but denying its power.”
2 Timothy 3:5

Not long ago I stood for a while in a cheese shop. Being in a fidgety mood, and having a stick in my hand, I was not content with seeing but felt a need to touch as well. My stick came gently upon a fine cheese in the window. To my surprise a most metallic sound emanated from it. The sound was rather hollow, and there was a sort of crockery jingle in the sound, like the ring of a huge bread or milk pan. I came to the very correct conclusion that I had found a very well disguised hypocrite in the shop window. And ever since that time, when I pass by, I mentally whisper, “Pottery.” Even if the fakes have been exchanged for real cheeses, it will take a long time to convince me. In my mind the stock has become potsherds, and the fine show in the window only suggests the potter’s vessel. This illustration is simply introduced because we find people of this sort in our churches, looking extremely like what they should be, yet having no substance in them, so that if, accidentally, one happens to tap them somewhere or other with sudden temptation or stern duty, the baked earth gives forth its own ring, and the pretender is esteemed no longer.


(The Quotable Spurgeon)

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