Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 26 (How To Find Perfect Peace, Part 6: “Two Newcomers To Anywhereville!”)

By admin On April 14th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – February 26

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How To Find Perfect Peace, Part 6: “Two Newcomers To Anywhereville!”

To read part 1, click here…March 6th (How To Find Perfect Peace!)

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THE FIRST NEWCOMER

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There was a man who drove into a little town, let’s just call, “Anywheresville”.

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And as he drove slowly down the quaint little streets of his prospective new hometown, he spotted an old but very ornate front porch.

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And on that porch sat an old, but refined-looking, white-haired gentlemen, rocking back and forth in an antique rocking chair.

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And so he stopped and rolled down his window and said…“Uh hello! Say, I’m thinking of moving into this town. And I…uh…I just wondered what kind of town this is. Is it a nice town? How are the people here?”

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Well, the old gentleman stopped rocking, paused, seeming to reflect on the question asked. But after a moment, he looked up and said…“Tell me son, just what kind of a town was it where you came from?”

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The young man in the car flashed a broad smile and answered back…“Well, to tell you the truth, my last town was an extremely nice town with really friendly people! Hated to leave!”

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And the old gentlemen quickly replied…“Well son, that’s exactly how things are here in this town!”

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And so, the man happily said, “Thank you” and drove off.

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Powassan welcome sign – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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THE SECOND NEWCOMER

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About an hour or so later, another man came slowly rolling down the same street.

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And he too stopped to ask that same old gentleman the very same question.

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And the old gentleman stopped rocking and asked…“Tell me son, just what kind of a town was it where you came from?”

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Upon hearing this question, a frown came over the young man’s face, as he replied “It was about the rottenest little spot on the face of this planet! Unfriendliest people you could ever think of running into! That’s exactly the reason why I’m looking for a new town to move to! Couldn’t wait to leave!”

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Upon hearing this answer, the old gentleman quickly replied…“Well son, that’s exactly how things are here in this town!”

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Welcome To Hell – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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JOY AND PEACE WITHIN

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So obviously, the morale of this little story is that peace and happiness is not something you search the world to find!

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No, true peace and joy is something you either have, or don’t have!

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The television is constantly trying to sell us on the notion that, “If I just buy that fancy new car!”

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Or, “If I can just buy that nice big house!”

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Or, “If I can just wear those stylish new clothes!”

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Or, “If I could just go to that luxury resort, then will my life be happier, and I will be more fulfilled!”

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Rolls Royce 200EX ‘Ghost’ – Flickr – The Car Spy – Wikimedia Share-alike license

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TV FUELS OUR DESIRES

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And all day long, the television, radio and various media all attempt to sell the public on the idea that happiness and contentment can be achieved by some attainment, some career-choice, some material possession, or some pleasure or amusement.

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Now, the world pretty much buys into these notions.

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After all, just look at all those who are chasing after these very things! 

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GOD’S MERCY EVEN ON THE UNSAVED

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Now the Bible reveals that God has mercy on all of His creatures…

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Listen…“for He (the Lord) maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:44, 45

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People just do not understand the true source of happiness and joy!

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This above passage reveals that God is a very pitiful God. And He even sheds His mercy on this unbelieving world. God gives times of refreshment and happiness even to this wicked world.

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He is the true source of happiness (joy).

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People on Times Square – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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SATAN’S WORLD OF SELFISH PLEASURES

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Oh yes, the Devil and his legions of fellow-angels can and do give unbelievers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Castillo_de_Disneyland.jpgmany times of laughter and pleasure.

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After all, Satan must keep the world in darkness and rebellion against Heaven!

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And so, he must give plenty of “good times” to his loyal citizens of this world.

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But Satan’s pleasures and joys are short-lived and eventually the unbeliever’s joy returns back to the troubles, strifes, sorrows, fears, and sufferings of this sad world!

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Castle of Disney – Wikipedia – Public Dom

Hands Toasting Drinks – Cheers! Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

 

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EVERLASTING PEACEhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpg

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But one of the main points to this devotional is that true joy, peace, and contentment will never be found by seeking the things of the world.

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No, the only way that true joy, peace, and contentment can be found is by looking in the right direction…UP!

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Starry Night at La Silla – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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AN UPWARD SOJOURN

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Yes, true Christianity is a journey.

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And the longer one stays on that upward Bible pathway, the deeper will be that peace, joy, and contentment…

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Jesus calls out to us…“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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And such a “rest unto your souls” that Jesus offers, is found through sitting daily at His feet and hearing His Word, allowing God to purify the hearts of His sons and daughters.

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Upward Pathway – by böhringer friedrich for – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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TO READ PART 7, GO HERE…February 27 (How To Find Perfect Peace, Part 7: “Two Newcomers To Anywhereville!” CONTINUED)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to find the perfect peace that I am desiring. Help me to be content with food and covering. But give me wisdom and strength to know how to provide adequate housing for my family members…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…“MAY 6 (The Great Babylonian Dream-Machine!)”, or you can also read this next article…“MARCH 7 (The Deceitfulness of Riches)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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.Serpent Constellation

A new constellation has been revealed, as of about May 29th, 2014.

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This constellation appears as a serpent (snake). Its body is comprised of stars from the Bootes Constellation, and its jaws are made of the four stars which Babylonians saw as the head of Draco, the Dragon. It also has a small single star for an eye.

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Five Wise, Five Foolish Virgins Stars

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Now in this constellation is a group of five stars, which will be called The ‘Five Foolish Virgins’ Stars”. These are located on the opposite side of the Glorious Crown of 12 Stars (AKA Corona Borealis), from the ‘Five Wise Virgins’ Stars. But one big difference between the two is, that The Five Wise are curved around the Glorious Crown, while the Five Foolish are curved away from it!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Flower of Heaven Constellation”

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TOMORROW…

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February 27 (How To Find Perfect Peace, Part 6: “Two Newcomers To Anywhereville!” CONTINUED)

 

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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