Stay Vigilant

“So, you like Jewish authors?”

“…He loved to talk Torah. …I…read the third command: ‘You shall not take the name of the Lord God in vain.’ …”

‘Don’t think language; think lifestyle,’ he instructed. …”

“It’s Not About Me” Max Lucado

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Deuteronomy 4:32, “Ask questions. Find out what has been going on all these years before you were born. …” The Message

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“He proceeded to create a story involving a Manhattan skyscraper. ‘…the CEO, …on the top floor. Most have not seen him, but they have seen his daughter. She exploits her family position to her benefit. …Making demands. Calling shots. Interrupting schedules. Never invoking the name of her dad. …No need to. Isn’t she the bosses child? Doesn’t the child speak for the father?…

And more than one employee questions the wisdom of the man upstairs. ‘Does he really know what he’s doing?’…”

“It’s Not About Me” Max Lucado

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Deuteronomy 4:9, “Just make sure you stay alert. Keep close watch over yourselves. Don’t forget anything of what you’ve seen. Don’t let your heart wander off. Stay vigilant as long as you live. Teach what you’ve seen and heard to your children and grandchildren.” The Message

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“But what if the daughter acted differently? …Rather than demand…she hands him a gift. …she bumps into a woman with an armful of documents. ‘My, I’m sorry. Can I help?’ the daughter offers…

She, through kindness and concern, raises the happiness level of the entire company. …And because they think highly of her, they think highly of her father. …

The daughter takes the elevator to the top floor to see her father. When she arrives, he is waiting in the doorway. He’s aware of her good works and has seen her kind acts. People think more highly of him because of her. And he knows it. As she approaches, he greets her with six words. …

‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’ ”

“It’s Not About Me” Max Lucado

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Deuteronomy 4:39, 40, “Know this well, then. Take it to heart right now: God is in heaven above; God is on earth below. He’s the only God there is. (40) Obediently live by His rules and commands which I’m giving you today so that you’ll live well and your children after you – oh, you’ll live a long time in the land that God, your God, is giving you.” The Message

It’s not about me.

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