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  • SHOULD CHRISTIANS VOTE?
    Bible Study / Daily Devotional
    Daily Devotional
    Average reading time is about 5 and a half minutes

    The practice of voting, as we know it today, didn’t exist in Bible times. In Israel the leaders were usually chosen by divine providence. Prophets would be led by God to anoint future kings. Since we no longer live in a theocracy, some Christians believe we should keep our hands completely off of anything that is political. The Bible does not support this point of view.

    Christians should recognize the legitimate role of organized governments in society. The apostle Peter gives us some guidelines on this: “Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men—as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king” (1 Peter 2:13–17).

    Consider the examples of Bible characters involved in government work. Remember the leadership of Joseph in Egypt, Daniel in Babylon, and Mordecai in Medo-Persia. Christians can exert a positive political influence in the world, particularly in the area of guarding religious freedom.

    Some people are driven by political parties in their decisions to vote rather than by principle. It would be more in harmony with Scripture to look at issues rather than parties. We should weigh out the issues and choose candidates who might best fulfill moral policies. Even if we are limited in our knowledge about issues, we must prayerfully do our best and leave the rest in God’s hands.

    Christ was confronted with an issue over involvement in a secular government that ruled over Palestine. His perceptive response, in the book of Matthew, shows a balance in our responsibility to God and our local governments. And should the two ever come into conflict, the Bible states: “We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29).
    KEY BIBLE TEXTS
    They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. Matthew 22:21
    SHOULD CHRISTIANS VOTE? Bible Study / Daily Devotional Daily Devotional Average reading time is about 5 and a half minutes The practice of voting, as we know it today, didn’t exist in Bible times. In Israel the leaders were usually chosen by divine providence. Prophets would be led by God to anoint future kings. Since we no longer live in a theocracy, some Christians believe we should keep our hands completely off of anything that is political. The Bible does not support this point of view. Christians should recognize the legitimate role of organized governments in society. The apostle Peter gives us some guidelines on this: “Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men—as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king” (1 Peter 2:13–17). Consider the examples of Bible characters involved in government work. Remember the leadership of Joseph in Egypt, Daniel in Babylon, and Mordecai in Medo-Persia. Christians can exert a positive political influence in the world, particularly in the area of guarding religious freedom. Some people are driven by political parties in their decisions to vote rather than by principle. It would be more in harmony with Scripture to look at issues rather than parties. We should weigh out the issues and choose candidates who might best fulfill moral policies. Even if we are limited in our knowledge about issues, we must prayerfully do our best and leave the rest in God’s hands. Christ was confronted with an issue over involvement in a secular government that ruled over Palestine. His perceptive response, in the book of Matthew, shows a balance in our responsibility to God and our local governments. And should the two ever come into conflict, the Bible states: “We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). KEY BIBLE TEXTS They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. Matthew 22:21
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  • https://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/timeline/1801-1900/oastlers-letter-shocked-england-11630410.html
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    Oastler's Letter Shocked England
    Richard Oastler was outraged. Born into a Wesleyan Methodist family and educated by Moravians, he was a man of conscience who believed words should be matched with deeds. That is why he took up his pen to write a letter. The letter, blasting "York...
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  • COURTING CALLS
    Bible Study / Daily Devotional
    Daily Devotional
    Average reading time is about 5 and a half minutes
    AN AMAZING FACT: Cicadas are a small insect with a big voice. They live all over the world in temperate to tropical climates, and they especially love to sing during the hotter hours of the day. Male cicadas have loud noisemakers called tymbals on the sides of their abdomens, which are essentially a corrugated membrane. Unlike crickets, which rub their legs together to make noise, the cicadas contract and release the internal tymbal muscles to produce an ear-splitting clicking sound as the thin membrane buckles in and out. The interior of the male abdomen is largely hollow, which serves to greatly amplify the sound.

    While a jet flying overhead or a jackhammer is about 110 decibels, the sound of some cicadas can be as loud as 120 decibels, which makes them the loudest of all insects. In fact, if a cicada were to sound right next to your ear, it could cause permanent hearing loss! Of course, the intent of these ear-splitting sounds is usually to attract and court a mate.

    Did you know the Bible says that just before the Lord returns there will be a series of loud messages that will reach all around the world? Frequently called the three angels’ messages, these communications are intended to do what the cicada’s song should do: attract a mate—a bride. The first angel has the “everlasting gospel” to preach to everyone on Earth, and stresses giving glory to God and worshiping Him as Creator. The second angel warns that Babylon, or false worship, has fallen. The third angel gives a very explicit warning of the danger of worshiping the beast.

    Will you respond to His invitation? “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready” (Revelation 19:7). Nothing could be better than being part of the bride of Christ!
    KEY BIBLE TEXTS
    And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. Revelation 14:6-7
    COURTING CALLS Bible Study / Daily Devotional Daily Devotional Average reading time is about 5 and a half minutes AN AMAZING FACT: Cicadas are a small insect with a big voice. They live all over the world in temperate to tropical climates, and they especially love to sing during the hotter hours of the day. Male cicadas have loud noisemakers called tymbals on the sides of their abdomens, which are essentially a corrugated membrane. Unlike crickets, which rub their legs together to make noise, the cicadas contract and release the internal tymbal muscles to produce an ear-splitting clicking sound as the thin membrane buckles in and out. The interior of the male abdomen is largely hollow, which serves to greatly amplify the sound. While a jet flying overhead or a jackhammer is about 110 decibels, the sound of some cicadas can be as loud as 120 decibels, which makes them the loudest of all insects. In fact, if a cicada were to sound right next to your ear, it could cause permanent hearing loss! Of course, the intent of these ear-splitting sounds is usually to attract and court a mate. Did you know the Bible says that just before the Lord returns there will be a series of loud messages that will reach all around the world? Frequently called the three angels’ messages, these communications are intended to do what the cicada’s song should do: attract a mate—a bride. The first angel has the “everlasting gospel” to preach to everyone on Earth, and stresses giving glory to God and worshiping Him as Creator. The second angel warns that Babylon, or false worship, has fallen. The third angel gives a very explicit warning of the danger of worshiping the beast. Will you respond to His invitation? “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready” (Revelation 19:7). Nothing could be better than being part of the bride of Christ! KEY BIBLE TEXTS And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. Revelation 14:6-7
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  • https://www.upperroom.org/devotionals/en-2020-09-29
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    Upper Room Devotional for September 29th, 2020
    When my children were young, I homeschooled them. Lunchtime was usually my first break of the day. At noon, I gathered everyone to eat, and we held hands to pray. But as I bowed my head and spoke thankful words to God, my mind sprinted ahead: eat quickly, put away the dishes, ready the after...
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  • GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY
    DAILY DEVOTIONAL
    WHAT DOES GOD REQUIRE?
    READ: MICAH 1:1 THROUGH 7:20
    “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8).



    All of Scripture’s teachings are wrapped up in these three directives to God’s people: “act justly,” “love mercy,” and “walk humbly with your God.”



    The first two elements reflect how God has related to His people over the millennia. He reviews His righteous acts and redemption (mercy) in Israel’s history (6:4–5). Humankind’s response has been to worship Him with outward religious acts (6:6–7).



    But God wants so much more than that. He wants people to treat one another with justice and mercy—often thought of as opposites: enforcing the consequences of breaking the law vs. compassion.



    And He wants His people to walk humbly with Him. What does that look like? Merriam-Webster defines humble as having a “spirit of deference or submission.”



    All three of these concepts are easy to say but hard to live out.



    Thought for Today: Christians who act justly and love mercy reflect God’s character.



    Quicklook: Micah 6:1–8
    GOD'S WORD FOR TODAY DAILY DEVOTIONAL WHAT DOES GOD REQUIRE? READ: MICAH 1:1 THROUGH 7:20 “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). All of Scripture’s teachings are wrapped up in these three directives to God’s people: “act justly,” “love mercy,” and “walk humbly with your God.” The first two elements reflect how God has related to His people over the millennia. He reviews His righteous acts and redemption (mercy) in Israel’s history (6:4–5). Humankind’s response has been to worship Him with outward religious acts (6:6–7). But God wants so much more than that. He wants people to treat one another with justice and mercy—often thought of as opposites: enforcing the consequences of breaking the law vs. compassion. And He wants His people to walk humbly with Him. What does that look like? Merriam-Webster defines humble as having a “spirit of deference or submission.” All three of these concepts are easy to say but hard to live out. Thought for Today: Christians who act justly and love mercy reflect God’s character. Quicklook: Micah 6:1–8
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