Today’s Devotional – January 13th (Flower of the Field, Part 1: “Which Door Will You Choose?”)

By admin On January 12th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – January 13th

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Flowers of the Field, Part 1: “Which Door Will You Choose?”

The following are excerpts from an article on this website ( “Flower of the Field Constellation: Part 2-”All is Vanity”” )

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It is always a touching experience to see a child or grandchild walking proudly across the stage to receive a diploma.

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And if you’ve ever attended a graduation ceremony, you’ve no doubt heard that well-known encouragement to the graduates: “You (the graduate) have successfully walked out of one door and are about to enter a new door.”

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And it’s true! A graduate has just completed a chapter in his or her life.

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Academic_procession wikipedia GNU Free Documentation License.

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“COME UNTO ME & YE SHALL FIND REST” 

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From the days of Creation, the Spirit of Christ has been preaching the message of Salvation to each and every soul who has ever lived.

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Just as the above passage states… “[Jesus] was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” John 1:9.

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Even in the days of Noah, God’s Spirit has been knocking on the door of each imprisoned heart… “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.” Rev. 3:20.

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So Jesus stands at the door of a person’s heart, knocking. But Man tries to be so busy, so as to hopefully keep that nagging little voice quiet. 

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Cross of Jesus Christ – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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“COME UNTO ME…AND I WILL GIVE REST UNTO YOUR SOULS”

Matthew 11:28-30

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Instead of being like the proverbial lemmings, walking over the cliff to our certain doom, why won’t we simply turn to the One who offers a way of escape out of this dying and hopeless planet?

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And by so-doing, He will give us a new heart and new desires, far more wonderful than any so-called treasure this present world could offer.

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“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered…” Joel 2:30-32

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Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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ALL ROADS LEAD TO “ROME” (EXCEPT ONE!)

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So, the point to today’s devotional is this: the world has many doors in which a person can walk through.

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Some doors will take a person into a life of misery and pain. Some doors will lead to a life of selfish pleasures and earthly riches. Other doors may even offer a life filled with some of the more noble aspirations and humanitarian efforts. There are many doors a person can choose. Or so it seems.

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But there is only one door which pays off with eternal riches.

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All the other doors will ultimately lead to death.

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“All roads lead to Rome“, as the saying goes.

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“ALL IS MEANINGLESS!”

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Oh, death may not come for many years down the line.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:StillLifeWithASkull.jpg

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But it will come sooner or later.

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And once death does come, everything that happened here will all be forgotten.

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And when those who cared about you die, then it won’t even matter that you ever lived at all!

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Your memory will be long forgotten… “Vanity of vanities, says the preacher,…all is meaningless”.

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Still Life With A Skull & Hour-glass – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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WHICH DOOR WILL YOU CHOOSE?

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And so, we watch a loved one receive a diploma and we hear about all the different open doors http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Valedictorian%27s_speech.jpgthat lie waiting for that Graduate to walk through.

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We would only hope and pray that our loved one will choose a door that will lead to Life Everlasting.

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And after he or she enters that door, then whatever occupation they should choose, it will hopefully be one that allows that Grad time, energy, and an environment conducive to devoting his or her life to the Lord.

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Valedictorian’s_speech by Quinn Dombrowski for wikipedia share-alike lic.

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“AS THE FLOWER OF THE FIELD”

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And so, just as that Flower of the Field Constellation appears to bow down in the sky, so too, all our earthly dreams and aspirations eventually crumble, as surely as a castle made of sand!

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But for those who wisely choose to follow Jesus as one of his Disciples, whether they are a college grad, or even a high school dropout, there is a door to enter which leads to a life that never fades…that never crumbles…which never falls away, as does the Flower of the Field.

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WiltedRose wikimedia public domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Open my eyes to this world of deception, to see what it really is. Let me not be deceived any longer! Make me to know the vanity of this life. And make to see the everlasting value of living for Heaven…

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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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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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FLOWER OF THE FIELD CONSTELLATION

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Two Turtledoves-Flower of the Field- Cross/Scepter Constellations

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This Flower of the Field Constellation graces the summer night sky, reminding us of the vanity of this life. The opening verse are the words of the “voice in the wilderness”. Listen… “The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? ‘All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.'” Isaiah 40:3, 6-8. This verse tells us that all the glory of Mankind is as a fading flower.

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These two constellations in the above sketch are the Two Turtle-doves (AKA Sagittarius) and the Flower of the Field Constellations (AKA Scorpio). They appear in the southern skies, moving from east to west. They are best seen from spring through fall. This sketch is how they appear in the spring in the northern latitudes. In the southern latitudes they are more tilted. As they move through the night sky, the flower appears to bend down.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flower of the Field Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

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