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“Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot 
see them?” declares the Lord. “Do not I fill 
heaven and earth?” declares the Lord. - Jeremiah 23:24 (NIV)

Some time ago, I went to buy a used car. I was tempted to look merely at the outward appearance and then check the pricetag on the front window. Luckily I remembered my father’s comment that it is easy to polish a car on the surface but harder to treat...

Today's Prayer
O God, thank you for knowing us completely. Help us to live so that others may see you in us. As Jesus taught us, we pray, “Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation” (Luke 11:2-4, NIV). Amen.

Today's Reading
1 Samuel 16:1-13

Thought for the Day

I will value myself and others by looking at the heart the way God does.

Prayer Focus

To make wise decisions

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