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Caution Signs
Theme of the week: Heaven Bound
Friday, April 21, 2017

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Key Bible Verse: You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. (Psalm 73:24, NIV)

Dig Deeper: 1 Corinthians 10:1-12

There is a stretch of highway going up into the mountains of western North Carolina that has been under construction for many years. It is rugged terrain. Vehicles have been caught in rockslides and temporary road closings. Signs flash through the night, Proceed with Caution, as the road winds and twists through the hills, guiding drivers through the maze.

Life can be like traveling a treacherous road. There are potholes that jolt us, detours that get us off course, and signs warning us of danger ahead. The destination of the soul and spirit is of utmost importance to God, so he offers us daily guidance. Some pay close attention to God's directions; others ignore them and speed past the flashing lights. But everyone eventually arrives at the final destination: death's door. This is where the soul is separated from the body.

Even on the cross, Jesus taught that death was a passage for the spirit into the presence of God (Luke 23:46). The psalmist declared, "God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave" (Ps. 49:15, NKJV). Have you committed your soul into the hands of its Maker? Are you following the caution signs that God has posted throughout his Guidebook, the Bible?

—Billy Graham in Nearing Home

Adapted from Nearing Home by Billy Graham. Copyright ©2011 by Billy Graham. Used by permission of Thomas Nelson. www.thomasnelson.com.

Prayer for the Week
Lord, only you know how much time I have left on this earth; let me use it to your glory in the power that you provide.

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Ron Tunison

April 21, 2017  8:19am

Are there potholes in North Carolina? Come up north, we'll show you potholes, O----O---O----oO--OoO----O (Smilin' Friday..) Scott, yes...I'm with ya, make straight the pathway to our God.

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Scott

April 21, 2017  7:27am

my problem is I'm always on the detour with all its curves and bumps and potholes just tying to get to a destination to be with Christ and it's taking me a long time to get there. All the while there is this 8 lane super highway running parallel to the muddy path I'm on that would get me there quickly and in comfort. It's the 8 lane super highway of obedience. Every once in a while I'll get on that 8 lane super highway and I begin to make up time really fast. But soon I see and exit and think it's a short cut. I take it. Soon I realize it's a mistake and start looking for the way to get back on that 8 lane super highway. God is always faithful. God is always gracious. God is always patient. With me.

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