When He decides, “It is finished”

The Word ’Jesus knew that his mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture he said, ‘I am thirsty.’ A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips. When Jesus had tasted it, he said, ‘It…

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For this is the will of God

The Word “Jesus replied, ‘The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The LORD our God is the one and only LORD. And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’…

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Life worth abandoning all for

The Word Later, as Jesus left the town, he saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at his tax collector’s booth. ‘Follow me and be my disciple,’ Jesus said to him. So Levi got up, left everything, and followed Him. (Luke 5:27, 28) Thought Many through the ages have heard of Jesus Christ, the forgiveness…

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New mercies every day

The Word The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. (Lamentations 3:22, 23) Thought One morning I stood up from the table where I had been reading, grabbed my coffee mug and headed toward the kitchen. When I arrived, my youngest…

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