(I apologize; this reading is a day late. I left my phone at a friend's house, and after searching around mine for a half hour and calling numerous times, I finally realized it. And yes, my phone is my mode of podcasting. Darn iphones do everything and then punish us when we forget how important they are. Sorry about that, iphone. But you won't get too much sympathy from me. After all, you didn't answer when I called.)
Exodus 10-12:13, Matthew 20:1-28, Psalm 25:1-15, Proverbs 6:6-11
The Death Plague. Don't push God's buttons. Probably not a good idea to test him. He might send frogs or darkness for a while, but what about when the real punishments come?
We need to get our lives right with God now. Not wait, but move to obey him this moment.
Jesus is fair. To his own tune. So he wants to give all his children the same rewards? Sounds like a good dad to me. He just loves us all that much! That if we rejoin the family, we're in the family. This is a good family to be in, filled with love, compassion, and favor!
David draws near to the heart of God.
Don't be lazy. No amount of spiritualizing can change the fact that God created the world by certain rules, and He wants us to live by them. One of them is...work! Work now, and enjoy what you harvest later. This is hard in a society with few jobs. But there are ways you can apply this principle today to make sure you are setting aside for a harvest later.
And perhaps you shouldn't put off that project any longer. Or, *gasp* those dishes in the sink. Your harvest might be in the peace you feel, or in the love of the people around you.
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