Today’s Devotional – October 26th (It’s a throw-away world!)

By admin On September 17th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – October 26th 

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It’s a throw-away world!

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IT’S A THROW-AWAY WORLD! Oh you don’t believe it?

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Well just go to the thrift shops and see the bins piled high with all our discards of toys, utensils, and almost new clothes, being sold by the pound.

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Or look at the cars, that only just a few year ago, sold for a year’s wages, but now are sold for a week-or-two’s wages.

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The garbage dumps are filled with mountains of debris, which just a short time ago was purchased at the mall.

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Yes, it’s certainly a throw-away world!

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NATIONAL METALS JUNKYARD – NARA wikimedia US public domain

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THROW-AWAY STARS

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Well, we’ll say it again! It’s a throw-away world! Just ask that aging beauty queen, who just a few years back, was sought-after by every camera, but now hides away for fear that her wrinkles might get caught on camera, only to become an Internet joke!

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Or just ask that recording artist who sang to adoring fans last year, but now has been passed by, while fickle fans turn to that new sensation: for that younger and fresher songster! Yes, the new kids on the block have now become the old folks on the block! And even the block itself is looking pretty run-down!

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Yes, it’s definitely a throw-away world!

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Oh yes, the beautiful young fresh faces on TV are always present. But that’s only because, each day, one of the not-so-fresh faces gets a pink-slip notification that he or she is being quietly replaced by a younger and fresher face!

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“SEE, THIS IS NEW!”

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“Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.” Ecclesiastes 1:10

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The young and proud mock the old, for their quirky ticks, and funny old ways. But soon, those who once mocked, are now the ones being mocked by a younger and newer generation! And all the while, the old and infirm hide their hopeless tears, and aches and pains, behind weathered doors, away from the unsympathetic eyes of the public.

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And then…one day…an ambulance drives up and after a few minutes, quietly leaves again. And the world goes on, everyone driving newer and sleeker cars, not seeing nor caring that a generation has just passed away, with hardly a notice! But the world goes on! The newer generation can’t let those old and infirm things get in the way of their aspirations…

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“Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. What profit has a man of all his labor which he takes under the sun? One generation passes away, and another generation comes…” Ecclesiastes 1:1-3

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Gordon H Burt Ltd Chevrolet car advertisement Google Art Project wikimedia public domain

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“I CHANGE NOT”

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But there is One who sees behind those weathered doors, and is touched by those silent screams, and those hopeless cries of pain and rejection and loneliness!

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And that One has come from an everlasting kingdom, in which nothing grows old! And He has presented Himself to this fickle and changeable world, showing us the everlasting ways of eternal life!

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And He came to seek out those whom the world has discarded and calls them to leave this throw-away world!

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And He beckons us to sojourn up the everlasting pathway which leads to that everlasting Kingdom: a Kingdom in which they will find everlasting joy!

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A land where every new day brings fresh renewal of life!

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WANTED: THROW-AWAY PEOPLE

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Yes, it may be a throw-away world in which we now live. But there is a Redeemer who paid the price for all those thrown-away people, who are tired of living in a throw-away world! And that same Redeemer wants to redeem both you and me!

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And will we foolishly ignore His invitation?

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Let’s come and walk that upward pathway that leads to eternal youth and everlasting joy! Forget about this lose-lose dying old world!

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“Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

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TO READ PART 2, CLICK HERE…October 13 (It’s A Throw-away World, Part 2: “Mojo-Magic or Devilish Design…or Both?”)

 

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. Behold, Thou hast made my days as an hand-breadth; and mine age is as nothing before Thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah” Psalm 39:4, 5

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flower of the Field Constellation: Part 2-‘All is Vanity'”

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THE END

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“A SIGN…OF THE LORD…IN THE HEIGHT ABOVE”

Isaiah 7:11

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“Ask thee a sign of the LORD…in the height above…Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel…And there appeared a great sign in heaven; a woman… And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness,” Isaiah 7:11, 14 & Rev. 12:1, 5, 6

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Long ago, God made a promise in the Book of Isaiah, Ch. 7… “Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.”

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Now just what sign could this be, that was either in the depth or in the height above? Well, Isaiah continues… “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

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Oh, OK. So we know this sign was fulfilled in the depth, with the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. But God also spoke of a sign in the “height above”. So where is the fulfillment of this sign, in the “height above”?

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A SIGN IN HEAVEN

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“And there appeared a great wonder (sign) in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:” Revelation 12:1

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You see, God has placed in the heavens, the symbol of His bride, the Church-Faithful. In the summer night-sky, she appears as the woman-in-travail. This is the constellation, Ursa Major.

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Woman of Revelation 12 (Woman in Travail)”

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TOMORROW:

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“October 27th (Television and the Image that Speaks)”

 

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