(Reminder: I’m doing an A to Z devotional blog.)


Jesus gives us some amazing investment advice in Scripture. He doesn’t
use the actual word invest, but here’s what He says:

“Don’t store up treasures here on earth where they can erode away or may
be stolen. Store them in heaven where they will never lose their value and
are safe from thieves.” (Matthew 6:19-20 LB)

In a society in which we’re bombarded with information on IRAs, stocks and
other investment opportunities, Jesus offers the only investment that will
last eternally. How’s your heavenly portfolio?

Another I word I’d like to point out is Identity.
Again, Jesus doesn’t use this actual word, but He certainly refers to it.

Check out what He says to Peter:

“And now I’m going to tell you who you are, really are.”
(Matthew 16:17 Message)

Jesus wants us to know that our true identity is found in Him
and Him alone.

Another I word worth noting is iambic pentameter. You may remember
studying this in your high school English class. Iambic pentameter is a
literary device often found in poetry. Though a lot of Scripture is written in
poetic form, I don’t know if any of it was actually scripted in iambic
pentameter. But this does validate your high school English teacher. (Yay!)

Idol is another I word we find quite often in Scripture. It’s usually described in the form of a statue (Baal is an example). We don’t usually idolize statues today, but anything that we give more thought, time and money to other than Christ can be an idol.

Probably one of my favorite I words is ice cream. Especially chocolate
almond. Though almonds are mentioned in the Bible, unfortunately
chocolate almond ice cream isn’t.


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Personal update: My broken femur continues to progress, and I received
an encouraging report from my surgeon a couple of weeks ago. But the
nerve pain in my good leg is still unleashed. I had an MRI on my lower back
yesterday to see if there’s a pinched nerve or something in my lumbar area
that’s causing the pain in my right leg. If God brings me to your mind,
please keep me in prayer. I sure appreciate it!