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The Simple Life: Stay in love with God

Start by reading 1 John 4:11-21

This is the last lesson in this series, and I think its the most important.  When John Wesley was talking about this rule he said to “attend upon all the ordinances of God.”  That may not be an exact quote, but its pretty close.  In his book Rueben Job changes that last rule to something more familiar to us.  For that third rule he says, instead, “stay in love with God.”

I like this statement of it.  There’s not many of us that use words like ordinances in that context on a regular basis.  But love, that makes sense to us. Continue reading The Simple Life: Stay in love with God

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Great Cosmic Power

Start by reading Job 38:1-15

So we’re in Job. And Job is a great book, because Job has issues. Of all the people in the bible, I think we’re closer to Job than a lot of other figures because of what he goes through. Job is either upper middle class, by our standards, or lower upper class. We don’t know a lot about Job, so this is my best guess/estimate of what his life is like. He is very comfortable. Through his life, he’s been able to be comfortable , and he’s had the resources to do things right without having to take short-cuts or find alternative means. He’s had to make sacrifices, or at least I’m assuming that he’s had to, but they haven’t been life or death types of sacrifices. Continue reading Great Cosmic Power