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How Then Shall We Live?

Devotions on Living a Deeper Christian Life

March 01-15 Devotionals

How Then Shall We Live? (Ezekiel 33:10, KJV)

The Meaning of the Number: 3 


March 01 – If You Could Ask God Just One Question

March 02 – The Shortest Chapter in the Bible

March 03 – When God Ran – Joyful Father Runs to His Prodigal Son

March 04 – The Longest Chapter in the Bible

March 05 – Crowns in the Bible

March 06 – Life is a “Poema”

March 07 – Why Does God Likes “Hidden” Things?

March 08 – Seeing Through a Glass Darkly

March 09 – Man, The Telechronomic Machine

March 10 – Pressing On in Life – A Surpassing Victory

March 11 – All That David Did Was Good, Except for the Matter of…

March 12 – Grounded and Rooted – Eph Col 2:4-7

March 13 – Let Your Words be as Jewels

March 14 – When the Wicked Prosper

March 15 – Iron Sharpens Iron

March 16 – The Simplicity of the Gospel – John 3:16 – 22 Monosyllables

March 17 – If Your Gospel Doesn’t Allow For Suffering

March 18 – To Every Man an Answer

March 19 – A Counting God

March 20 – How to Live in a Time of Deception – That No Man Deceives You

ARIES (The Ram or Lamb). The Lamb that was slain, prepared for the victory.


Mazzaroth - Pisces March 21 to April 20


1. CASSIOPEIA (The Enthroned Woman). The captive delivered, and preparing for her husband, the Redeemer.

2. CETUS (The Sea Monster). The great enemy bound.

3. PERSEUS (The Breaker). Delivering His redeemed.


March 21 – When You See These Things

March 22 – Before You Complain

March 23 – The Devil Running to and Fro – Job 1

March 24 – What Will Be Your First Glimpse of Eternity? – Little Girl Becomes Blind For Life.

March 25 – The Manifold Wisdom Of God – Ephesians 3:10

March 26 – How Then Shall We Accept Death?

March 27 – It is Well With My Soul – Horratio Stafford

March 28 – When You Want to Know God’s Will in Your Life

March 29 – God Asks 77 Questions

March 30 – The Crown of Life

March 31 – Treasures in the Snow

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The Meaning of the Number: 3

The Meaning of the Number: 3


The earth was separated from the waters on the 3rd day (Genesis 1:9-13)


Baby Moses was hidden by his mother for 3 months (Exodus 2:1] and the adult Moses requests of Pharaoh that he let Moses take his people on a 3-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifice to their God (Exodus 3:18).


Jonah spent 3 days in the belly of the great fish (Jonah 2:1); Jonah took three days to journey across the city of Nineveh (Jonah 3:3)


Jesus' ministry lasted 3 years, covering three Passovers (John 2:13; 6:4; 11:55-12:1).


There are 3 divisions of time: past, present, and future 

Words to Think About…

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:19)

March 01

If You Could Ask God Just One Question

Words to Think About

March 01 Devotional

March 02

The Shortest Chapter in the Bible

Words to Think About…

March 02 Devotional

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March 03

When God Ran

“And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.” – Luke 15:20


In this verse (Luke 15:20), we see the only mention of when God ran. It is found within the Parable of the Prodigal son. Here we see a joyful Father running at the first sight of his prodigal son returning that  had left him some time ago. 


For a parent it is heart wrenching to have a child go the way of a prodigal. The pain of this sorrow is deeper than one can imagine. You second guess the way you raised your children, the things you said, the  choices you made, but it the end it is their choice to leave. This sorrow resides in a deep place within your soul. In this verse, God  shows us how we should treat a prodigal that returns home; “But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.” – Luke 15:20 


There is another parable where Jesus left the ninety-nine sheep to go after the one sheep that went astray (Luke 15:4). In Greek text, the word “astray” used here can also be translated, “deceived astray”. How do you deal with a prodigal child? Do you go after them, or do you let him go as the Father illustrated in the Prodigal’s parable did for  his son? These are very hard questions. The father in this story waited  for his son to return and then ran to him when he saw him coming towards  him.  


A closer look at the culture of that day shows that the Father may  have had to run to his son in an effort to save his life from being stoned to death. The son had dishonored his Father. In those days, many a rebellious son had been stoned for a lesser offense. The son would have had to pass through the housing of the Father’s servants and neighbors. Stoning was certainly a possibility, and the Father knew this. Perhaps  this is why he “Ran” to his son. Perhaps he had heard others talking about what would be a just punishment for his rebellious son. Perhaps he  ran to protect him from any harm. 


Another thing to consider is the Father’s robe. He would have had to  lift up the bottom of his robe to run to his son. This was a sign of dishonor for a father to lift up his robe and run in any manner, thus showing his concern only for the life of his son who was lost and was now returning. This parable is rich with many treasures and insights for  anyone wanting to study how God receives back to Himself those of us who choose to leave. 


I’m reminded of another story on this topic about a daughter who left her mother one night to pursue the things that she had heard the world  had to offer her. The mother had always left a light on and her door  unlocked for her daughter when she would return home late at night. The daughter consumed by her passions, came home later and later until one evening until she did not return home at all. Her passions had taken her  flesh far beyond her wildest imaginations. 


Then one day, she was reminded of her mother. Many years had passed.  She quickly headed home, traveling all day to see her mother. When she arrived late at night, she saw the light that her mother had left on, and was surprised to find the door was left unlocked. 


When she entered her mother’s home, she asked her mother why she had  left the light on so late, and why the door was unlocked so late at night. Her mother replied that she did this every night since she had  left, anticipating her return, and now she was joyful that the day had finally come of her return home. The daughter fell to her mother’s feet  and wept. Such devoted love from the broken heart of a mother. 


I think that there are few things harder in life than being a parent of a prodigal. Never lose hope for the day when you can rejoice in the words spoken by a Father many years ago (Luke 15:23-24); “And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill [it]; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.”

Words to Think About…

<>–THE SECRET TO SUCCESS AND LONG LIFE–<>
 

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is  right. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise 😉" target="_blank">https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11.2.0/svg/1f609.svg"/> That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.” – Ephesians 6:1-3
 

<>–THE BACKSIDE OF A DESERT–<>
 

“It is always on the backside of the desert that we come to the mountain of God – on the backside of the desert of self, at the end of our own dreams and ambitions and plans. Poor Moses had quite a  come-down from the courts of Egypt to the desert of Midian. He carried  in his hand only the shepherd’s rod, fit symbol of his humiliation. God  demanded that he cast even that to ground. And when he took it up again it became henceforth the ‘Rod of the Lord.’ If God has brought you to the backside of the desert, if you are reduced, as it were, to a shepherd’s rod, cast even that gladly at His feet and He will restore it  to you the rod of God – and with it you shall work wonders in His name  so long as you ‘Endure as seeing Him Who is invisible” 


– Vance Havner, American preacher (1901-1986)
 

<>–DEAR FRIENDS–<> 


“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed.” 


– 1 Peter 4: 12-13

March 4

The Longest Chapter in the Bible

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March 04 Devotional

March 05

Crowns in the Bible



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March 5 Devotional

March 06

Life is a “Poema”

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March 06 Devotional

March 07

Why Does God Likes “Hidden” Things?



Words to Think About…

Mar 07 Devotional

March 08

Seeing Through a Glass Darkly

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Mar 08 Devotional

March 09

Man, The Telechronomic Machine

Words to Think About…

March 09 Devotional

March 10

Pressing On in Life – A Surpassing Victory



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March 10 Devotional

March 11

All That David Did Was Good, Except for the Matter of…

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March 11 Devotional

March 12

Grounded and Rooted – Eph Col 2:4-7

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March 12 Devotional

March 13

Let Your Words be as Jewels

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March 13 Devotional

March 14

When the Wicked Prosper

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March 14 Devotional

March 15

Iron Sharpens Iron




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March 15 Devotional

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