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Now

LAMPLIGHT DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path”
Psalm 119:105 (NIV).
“Living From the Eternal Perspective”
A Devotional From
PATHH Ministries
DATE:
Friday, January 21, 2011

HEADING
Now!

By Teddy A Jones

TEXT (Col. 3: 8-9)

so make sure it's all gone for good: bad temper, irritability, meanness, profanity, dirty talk. Don't lie to one another. You're done with that old life. It's like a filthy set of ill-fitting clothes you've stripped off and put in the fire. [MSG]

8But now put away and rid yourselves [completely] of all these things: anger, rage, bad feeling toward others, curses and slander, and foulmouthed abuse and shameful utterances from your lips! 9Do not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old (unregenerate) self with its evil practices, [AMP]

But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. 9 Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful…

Designer Clothes

LAMPLIGHT DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path”
Psalm 119:105 (NIV).
“Living From the Eternal Perspective”
A Devotional From

PATHH Ministries

DATE:
Thursday, January 20, 2011
HEADING
Designer Clothing
By Teddy A Jones

TEXT (Col. 3: 6)

10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator [NIV]

Now you're dressed in a new wardrobe. Every item of your new way of life is custom-made by the Creator, with his label on it. All the old fashions are now obsolete. [MSG]

10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. [NLT]

COMMENTARY

Henry David Thoreau made the brilliant observation that “Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.” Garbaddin, Frill Skirts, Crimplin, Bell Bottoms, Rayon, Platform Shoes are just a few of the fashions of yester-year (this may date some of you ). The truth is that while some fashions may make…

Spring Cleaning

LAMPLIGHT DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path”
Psalm 119:105 (NIV).
“Living From the Eternal Perspective”
A Devotional From PATHH Ministries

DATE:
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

HEADING
Spring Cleaning
By Teddy A Jones

TEXT (Col. 3: 8-9)
so make sure it's all gone for good: bad temper, irritability, meanness, profanity, dirty talk. Don't lie to one another. You're done with that old life. It's like a filthy set of ill-fitting clothes you've stripped off and put in the fire. [MSG]

8But now put away and rid yourselves [completely] of all these things: anger, rage, bad feeling toward others, curses and slander, and foulmouthed abuse and shameful utterances from your lips! 9Do not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old (unregenerate) self with its evil practices, [AMP]

But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. 9 Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off …

Addiction Alert

LAMPLIGHT DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path”
Psalm 119:105 (NIV).
“Living From the Eternal Perspective”
A Devotional From
PATHH Ministries
DATE:
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
HEADING
Addiction Alert

By Teddy A Jones
TEXT (Col. 3: 6)

It wasn't long ago that you were doing all that stuff and not knowing any better.
But you know better now [MSG]

7You used to live that kind of sinful life.[ GW]

7Among whom you also once walked, when you were living in and addicted to [such practices]. [AMP]

7 You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. [NLT]

COMMENTARY

“Do you or anyone you know have a drug, drinking or gambling problem? Call the...” So runs a radio ad by one of the drug counselling services in Jamaica. Many years ago as a pre teen and young Disciple I listened to a sermon by a former JDF Colonel, who was serving in the police force in Grenada. I was flabbergasted when I heard him say that for many years after his …

Explosive Anger

LAMPLIGHT DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path”
Psalm 119:105 (NIV).
“Living From the Eternal Perspective”
A Devotional From

PATHH Ministries
DATE:
Monday, January 17, 2011
HEADING
Explosive Anger!

By Teddy A Jones

TEXT (Col. 3: 6)

6It's because of this kind of thing that God is about to explode in anger.[MSG]

It is on account of these [very sins] that the [holy] anger of God is ever coming upon the sons of disobedience (those who are obstinately opposed to the divine will [AMP]

6It is because of these sins that God’s anger comes on those who refuse to obey him. [GW]

COMMENTARY
In his typical style of writing Paul adds information to make the case for the disciple who has been united with Christ to live from a heavenly perspective. We are to exercise the licence to kill bearing in mind that those who indulge the flesh are in mortal and spiritual danger of the gravest kind. It is very possible to become so enamoured by the allures of the fl…