My Daily Bread –  Pressing.Toward.the.Mark.for.the.Prize.of.the.High.Calling.of.GOD.in.CHRIST.JESUS? Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of GOD in CHRIST JESUS. Execute.True.Judgments.Show.Kindness.and.Mercy.to.one.Another. “Thus says the LORD of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.” What’s the Occasion? The LORD who made you wants you to make Him the center of your life. Everything GOD does will endure forever. The LORD who made you wants you to make Him the center of your life. Making GOD the center of your life http://discoveryseries.org/discovery-series/GOD-at-the-center


My Daily Bread –  Pressing.Toward.the.Mark.for.the.Prize.of.the.High.Calling.of.GOD.in.CHRIST.JESUS? 
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of GOD in CHRIST JESUS. 

Execute.True.Judgments.Show.Kindness.and.Mercy.to.one.Another. 

“Thus says the LORD of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.” 

What’s the Occasion? The LORD who made you wants you to make Him the center of your life. Everything GOD does will endure forever. The LORD who made you wants you to make Him the center of your life. Making GOD the center of your life http://discoveryseries.org/discovery-series/GOD-at-the-center

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Zechariah 7:9-10

“Thus says the LORD of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.”

http://www.mydailybible.org/dv/esv/2017-02-02.htm

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Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of GOD in CHRIST JESUS.

Philippians 3:13‭-‬14 KJV

http://bible.com/1/php.3.13-14.KJV

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Video – Powerful Bible Promises –  Philippians 3:13‭-‬14

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What’s the Occasion? The LORD who made you wants you to make Him the center of your life. 

Everything GOD does will endure forever. Ecclesiastes 3:14

Four-year-old Asher’s gleeful face peeked out from beneath his favorite hooded sweatshirt. His alligator-head hooded sweatshirt, complete with plush jaws that seemed to swallow his head! His mom’s heart sank. She wanted the family to make a good impression as they visited a family they hadn’t seen in a long time.

“Oh, Hon,” she said, “that may not be appropriate for the occasion.”

The LORD who made you wants you to make Him the center of your life.

“Of course it is!” Asher protested brightly.

“Hmm, and what occasion might that be?” she asked. Asher replied, “You know. Life!” He got to wear the shirt.

That joyful boy already grasps the truth of Ecclesiastes 3:12—“There is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.” Ecclesiastes can seem depressing and is often misunderstood because it’s written from a human perspective, not GOD’S. The writer, King Solomon, asked, “What do workers gain from their toil?” (v. 9). Yet throughout the book we catch glimpses of hope. Solomon also wrote: “That each of [us] may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all [our] toil—this is the gift of GOD” (v. 13).

We serve a GOD who gives us good things to enjoy. Everything He does “will endure forever” (v. 14). As we acknowledge Him and follow His LOVING commands, He infuses our lives with purpose, meaning, and joy. 

Restore to us childlike joy that appreciates Your good gifts.

Read more about making GOD the center of your life at discoveryseries.org/hp152.

The LORD who made you wants you to make Him the center of your life.

INSIGHT:

Ecclesiastes fits in a larger Ancient Near Eastern literary category called Wisdom Literature. Wisdom Literature uses stories, poetry, proverbial sayings, and songs to convey wisdom about GOD and the world. The brutal honesty and chronic despair in Ecclesiastes is typical of Wisdom Literature and gives us a clear vision of the writer’s purpose. What may seem like a disconnect with the rest of Scripture is actually an attempt to present the wisdom of living in the moment, enjoying the small joys of life, and relying on the power, presence, and goodness of GOD to sustain us in a fallen and broken world. Even in the harshness of this life, there is hope. GOD can and does give meaning and purpose to the meaninglessness that surrounds us.

https://odb.org/2017/02/02/whats-the-occasion/

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