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Morning Reflection

Three quotes for reflection this morning: Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. (James 1:27, NASB) “But a Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; … Continue reading

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God’s Compassion through and for Humanity

In a recent interview for Adventist Today, Carl Wilkens shared how he sees God acting in the world to care for his kids. “When you stop and ask, ‘How did God provide for me? How did God protect me? How … Continue reading

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Economic Justice

Bryan Bissell shares these thoughts and resources: Most people know intuitively that large income gaps are very harmful to everyone. This is explicitly what the Bible’s Jubilee economic principles were designed to prevent. Now we have conclusive evidence that proves … Continue reading

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God’s Kingdom and Righteousness

“Seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness/justice* (Matt. 6:33).” What does this mean to you? What does it look like? How does one do this? *NOTE: for more on translating justice/righteousness, see: http://concordances.org/greek/1343.htm http://www.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/hebrew/kjv/tsedeq.html http://www.basden.demon.co.uk/xn/tsedeq.html http://www.sbl-site.org/assets/pdfs/TBv2i5_Fosterjustice.pdf (PDF) Now back to the … Continue reading

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Verse #9 — Is. 56:1

Isaiah 56:1 New International Version (NIV) This is what the LORD says: “Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.” This is an important verse for Seventh-day Adventist because it connects, in … Continue reading

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Verse #8 — Amos 5:21-24

Amos 5:21-24 (New King James Version) I hate, I despise your feast days, And I do not savor your sacred assemblies. Though you offer Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them, Nor will I regard your fattened … Continue reading

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Adventist Potpourri

I haven’t done a round-up for a while. Here are a few readings for your weekend: Who is Not my Neighbor (Don Watson, Adv Today) WWU Peacemaking Weekend (Doug Morgan) Barry Bussey’s Critical Question (Doug Morgan, Spectrum) Commentary: The issue … Continue reading

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