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April 4

1 Timothy: For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, provided it is received with thanksgiving;


Isn't this the truth? God is good. Everything created by God is good. All we have to do is give thanks for everything; the good and the difficult.


If we look at Job who had everything and it was taken away in an instant because God gave Satan permission to test Job. Job's wife and friends said to just curse God, but he didn't. He grieved, he was angry, but he never cursed God. He went through the ultimate dark night of the soul where he questioned EVERYTHING, but he never cursed God and remained faithful. God restored everything to Job, in double.


Perhaps if we look at the difficult trying times as leading us to the ultimate good, we will give thanks. I know for me, when I look back, it was going through the drop-to-my-knees trying times, that strengthened my faith. Those times opened the door to thanksgiving, in everything.


May we give thanks to God for everything in our lives because everything God creates is good. We are good, everything is meant for our good.


April 4


Matthew: But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”


Mark: And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and the birds came and ate it up.


Luke: Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone.’”


John: But he had to go through Samaria.


Acts: But many of those who heard the word believed; and they numbered about five thousand.


Romans: Now to one who works, wages are not reckoned as a gift but as something due.


1 Corinthians: I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me.


2 Corinthians: In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.


Galatians: But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,


Ephesians: There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling,


Philippians: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.


Colossians: so that I may reveal it clearly, as I should.


1 Thessalonians: that each one of you know how to control your own body in holiness and honor,


1 Timothy: For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, provided it is received with thanksgiving;


2 Timothy: and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths.


Hebrews: For in one place it speaks about the seventh day as follows, “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.”


James: Adulterers! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.


1 Peter: They are surprised that you no longer join them in the same excesses of dissipation, and so they blaspheme.


1 John: Little children, you are from God, and have conquered them; for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.


Revelation: Around the throne are twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones are twenty-four elders, dressed in white robes, with golden crowns on their heads.

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