February 18, 2010

Carolyn’s Compositions Adds New Features




      I’m a reluctant computer learner. I’m one of those people that mechanical and electronics equipment take joy in when they see me coming: they become clownlike in their efforts to foil me by not working or breaking down

     It takes me forever to try new things on the computer. When I am exploring new things, words I never thought I knew exit from my mouth. As you can guess, my (more…)

A Daily Online Lenten Study Guide: Day 02



Monte Holland

This is the second in a series of daily Lenten devotionals called “Scriptural Lessons Leading to a Godly and Moral Life.” To start the study, click on: A Daily Online Lenten Study Guide: Introduction or

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Where do we find help along the way to the Godly, moral life?

a.     Psalm 121:1-2 gives general guidance:

1I look to the hills! Where will I find help?

    2It will come from the LORD, who created the heavens and the earth.

      b.    There are specific sources of help. The first we will examine is:

1. The Old Testament Law as stated in Joshua 1:

Be strong and very courageous, being careful to act in accordance with all the law that my servant Moses commanded you;—you shall meditate on it day and night—Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:7-9) 

     In these verses, and others not printed here, the Lord God instructed Joshua about leading the Israelites across the Jordan River. Moses had already received the Law from God on Mt. Sinai in the form of the Ten Commandments. Moses had been the Israelite’s leader for forty years. All that time Moses was preparing to take them across the river to the Promised Land. Moses was not fully obedient to God and God denied him that privilege. Moses was a strong leader who was not fully up to the challenge. But we should not be deterred from meditating on the Law.

     “Meditating on the Law day and night” may sound like a real drag, and it is often difficult to “be strong and courageous”– a directive that shows up twice in the Scripture passage. Yet is there any better way to go if we choose the Godly, moral life?

     Aren’t these times that call for (more…)

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