The ONE THING for today

The Warmer

  • Jeremiah 20:9 (NKJV) His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones…

During my recent vacation there was at least one disappointment: I was bereft of my coffee warmer. Those of you that know me well know that I love my coffee; matter of fact, I am usually nursing a cup of coffee all day long. To do this, my coffee warmers are my constant companion. However, on this trip I had no coffee warmer and that was a bummer.

I did keep a coffee plate on top of my cup in between sips and that helped but that only postponed the inevitable cooling of my coffee.300

All of man’s laws, constitutions, policies and procedures are like that coffee saucer—they only slow down the inevitable. Even religion without the fire of God’s presence is only a temporary restraint on man’s moral depravity. History is full of examples that show that where lawlessness abounds men turn into moral monsters. Even with all the restraints that the church and state can come up with man still faces the inevitable downward spiral of moral depravity.

There is only one real permanent hope and that is the fire and fuel of God’s love and holiness. Any time you remove yourself from the presence of God you will begin the gradual process of “cooling off”. The only real hope for any real and lasting improvement is for you to keep the “Warmer” close by at all times.

God—start your day with him and…don’t leave home without him.

Time for another sip of coffee…


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