Just Because

by Becky Hitchcock

Because is a great word. With a fun blend of consonants and vowels, it’s easy on the ear. 


Yet it has depth. It indicates the why of something. The motive. The reason for a particular thing. The word thrills me actually. It makes me recall something historically and spiritually profound. It allows me to ponder a great demonstration and sacrifice on behalf of a great cause. 


The word because helps me ponder the Savior.


It takes me to the beginning of our beginning. The Scriptures are chock-full with details of God’s passion for all creation. His creation. All things were made by Him and He liked them. He called them good. In fact, He is so delighted He talks to Himself.


Let Us make man in Our image.
Genesis 1:26 NKJV


And so, from the dust of the earth, He brought forth mankind. He breathed life into us. He gave us the ability to speak, reason, and choose. He gave us a beautiful garden to tend and enjoy. He gave us delicious foods to partake. Moreover, we had the privilege of His company.  

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Bible Outlines for Reading, Teaching, or Discussion Groups

Be calm and be faithful.

In light of last Friday’s Supreme Court decision, I am re-posting the following application for 2 Timothy Ch. 2.

Be entrusted with the truth, as a vessel of honor, sanctified and useful.
How?
v.1  Be strong in the grace that is Christ Jesus.
v.2  Commit what you know to faithful people who can teach others.
v.3  Endure hardship as a good soldier of Christ.
v.4  Engage in spiritual warfare in such a way that you please Christ.
v.5  Participate according to the rules. ...

 

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Bible Outlines for Reading, Teaching, or Discussion Groups

2 Timothy Ch. 2  Be entrusted with the truth, as a vessel of honor, sanctified and useful.

How?

v.1  Be strong in the grace that is Christ Jesus.

v.2  Commit what you know to faithful people who can teach others.

v.3  Endure hardship as a good soldier of Christ.

v.4  Engage in spiritual warfare in such a way that you please Christ.

v.5  Participate according to the rules.

v.6  Work hard to produce a good result.

v.8-10  Endure trouble for the sake of the worth of the gospel message and of those who hear it. ...

 

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