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Mary Loudermilk

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After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the LORD and praising him for his holy splendor. This is what they sang: “Give thanks to the LORD; his faithful love endures forever!” (II Chronicles 20:21, New Living Translation) Trouble was on the way! The report came to King Jehoshaphat that a great multitude was gathering to come against Judah. His people were facing war, and the king was frightened (II Chronicles 20:1-2). I’m not familiar with the strategies of war, but logic says this is the time to call in the generals for…

“There was a small town with only a few people, and a great king came with his army and besieged it. A poor, wise man knew how to save the town, and so it was rescued. But afterward no one thought to thank him. So even though wisdom is better than strength, those who are wise will be despised if they are poor. What they say will not be appreciated for long.” (Ecclesiastes 9:14-16, New Living Translation) I’ve always found the above verses in Ecclesiastes interesting. I realize random verses aren’t put into Scripture just to fill space, so I’ve…

“Slaves, obey your human masters in everything. Don’t work only while being watched, as people-pleasers, but work wholeheartedly, fearing the Lord. Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people.” (Colossians 3:22-23, Christian Standard Bible) Living for God involves more than an hour or two in church on Sunday morning. It’s a lifestyle, not something we put on or take off according to the day of the week. Wherever we go, whatever we do, our actions reveal how serious we are about our relationship with the Lord. Those actions are also…