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A Daily Devotion for Monday, Feb. 26

Luke 16:14-15


The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus. He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God's sight."


Again, God tells us it is what we are valuing which is the problem. Our hearts are the problem when they value the wrong things. And competition for those things just raises "wrongness" to a higher level. Money is something I have been thinking more about lately, as retirement approaches. It is hard not to, especially when you spend your working years "planning for retirement". As the time approaches, it is easy to view money as the most important thing, when of course it is not. Being right with God should be all that I "worry" about at this point in my life.


Holy Lord, you are with me always, no matter my age, my health, my wealth or my lack of it. Help me to be a comfort to others, to be your light shining in this world. Help me to brighten someone's day, with your love. Amen


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Luke 16:14-15


The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus.  He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts.  What people value highly is detestable in God's sight."


This passage deals with motivation. Money is something we all know. It is something that has been known for thousands of years. And we all know what money can do to people, how accumulating vast sums of money can become so powerful a feeling that it changes people.


More importantly, the passage also says that no matter what you say, God knows why you do what you do. You can say you are charitable, but…


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Luke 16:14-15


The Pharisees put on a good show. They were able to dress as the wealthy dress and parade around praying loudly in public thinking they were the most righteous people around. They hated all that Jesus was teaching. They hated the poor people he was helping and associating with. They were so accustomed to being revered, they couldn’t understand this humble man and this teachings,


Prayer: Gracious God, I know that God knows our hearts and we cannot fool him with worldly behaviors. Amen

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Monday, February 26th, 2024

Luke 16:14-15

The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him. And he said to them, You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight


Whatever we are carrying, we can be confident that God cares and His love for us does not change. He can handle our raw thoughts and feelings. He’s simply waiting for us to bring everything inside of us and set it before Him. God is not impressed by outward actions that lack true devotion .Just like the Pharisees, I’ve seen in my life the ability to put on a…


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Tom
Feb 26

Luke 16:14-15

“What people value highly is detestable in God's sight." Wealth, power, status, comfort and so on are things that drive so many people, yet have nothing to do with being in right relation with God. We set ourselves in competition with others for things God finds “detestable” while the fruit of the Spirit is ignored. Imagine a world where the competition was for love, joy, peace, patience, generosity, faithfulness, kindness, gentleness and self-control. It sounds like heaven, but if we live out our Christian calling in an intentional way, we can be part of God’s will being done on earth as it is in heaven.


Prayer - Holy Spirit, be my guide to seek the fruit You give…


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