Morning, December 6
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For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.
We should not be attached to this world, because all that we are and have here is temporary. Only our relationship with God and our service to him will last.
Don't store up your treasures here; store them in heaven.
1 Corinthians 15:48  As is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

The head and members are of one nature, and not like that monstrous image which Nebuchadnezzar saw in his dream. The head was of fine gold, but the belly and thighs were of brass, the legs of iron, and the feet, part of iron and part of clay. Christ's mystical body is no absurd combination of opposites; the members were mortal, and therefore Jesus died; the glorified head is immortal, and therefore the body is immortal too, for thus the record stands, "Because I live, ye shall live also." As is our loving Head, such is the body, and every member in particular. A chosen Head and chosen members; an accepted Head, and accepted members; a living Head, and living members. If the head be pure gold, all the parts of the body are of pure gold also. Thus is there a double union of nature as a basis for the closest communion. Pause here, devout reader, and see if thou canst without ecstatic amazement, contemplate the infinite condescension of the Son of God in thus exalting thy wretchedness into blessed union with his glory. Thou art so mean that in remembrance of thy mortality, thou mayest say to corruption, "Thou art my father," and to the worm, "Thou art my sister;" and yet in Christ thou art so honored that thou canst say to the Almighty, "Abba, Father," and to the Incarnate God, "Thou art my brother and my husband." Surely if relationships to ancient and noble families make men think highly of themselves, we have whereof to glory over the heads of them all. Let the poorest and most despised believer lay hold upon this privilege; let not a senseless indolence make him negligent to trace his pedigree, and let him suffer no foolish attachment to present vanities to occupy his thoughts to the exclusion of this glorious, this heavenly honor of union with Christ.

Philippians 2:13  for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

2 Corinthians 3:5  Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God,

John 3:27  John answered and said, "A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven.

John 6:44  "No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day.

Jeremiah 32:39  and I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me always, for their own good and for the good of their children after them.

James 1:16-18  Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. • Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. • In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.

Ephesians 2:10  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

Isaiah 26:12  LORD, You will establish peace for us, Since You have also performed for us all our works.

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