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Old Elmer

Old ElmerWednesday, July 31, 2019KINDNESS PROVIDES A GOOD REPUTATION AND BRINGS HONOR TO GOD.Bible Reading of the Day: Read Proverbs 14:21-22, 31.Verse of the Day: “He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God” (Proverbs 14:31, NIV).“Grandma! Grandma!” Ty ran into the storeroom of the small restaurant his grand­mother had owned and run ever since he could remember.“Ty,” Grandma said, “who’s watching the cash register?” Ty was supposed to be running the cash register. He sometimes helped his grandma after school.“I asked Holly to cover for me real quick,” he explained. “Grandma, that man-the one with the long beard-he left without paying.”“Uh-huh,” Grandma said, sounding disinterested.“Should I catch him? Should I call the police? Wh-what should I do?” he stammered in a frantic tone.“What?” Grandma asked, then before Ty could repeat himself, she said, “Oh, never mind him.”“But you can’t just let him walk out without paying!”“He n…

Church, A Place A Healing

Friends, I urge you to find a church congregation that believes in confession. Avoid a fellowship of perfect people—you probably won’t fit in. Seek one where members confess their sins and show humility, where the price of admission is simply an admission of guilt.  Healing happens in a church like this.

Jesus said, “If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained” (John 20:23).  1 John 1:8-10 says, “If we say we have no sin, we’re fooling ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  But if we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins, because we can trust God to do what’s right. He will cleanse us from all the wrongs we have done.”

Scripture doesn’t say he might, could, would, or has been known to do so.  He said, he WILL cleanse us!  Oh, the sweet certainty of his words.

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