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Monday, April 9, 2012

VOTD-April 9

Today's passage comes from Revelation 3:8-12 out of The Message.

"I see what you've done. Now see what I've done. I've opened a door before you that no one can slam shut. You don't have much strength, I know that; you used what you had to keep my Word. You didn't deny me when times were rough. And watch as I take those who call themselves true believers but are nothing of the kind, pretenders whose true membership is in the club of Satan--watch as I strip off their pretensions and they're forced to acknowledge it's you that I've loved. Because you kept my Word in passionate patience, I'll keep you safe in the time of testing that will be here soon, and all over the earth, every man, woman, and child put to the test."

Another passage that has brought me comfort at different times. Also a humbling portion in the middle. I never want to be a pretender. I am far from perfect. But I don't want my open book life to be confused with hypocrisy. I don't have it all figured out, and even the few things I do have figured out, I'm not always the best at living in that understanding. But I try. I'm trying to give 110% to Jesus. How about you?

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