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Friday Findings—September 30

Appreciate Your Spouse
“Love your spouse. Stop to recognize how amazing it is that every day the door opens and he walks through it. We don’t all get a lifetime with our spouse. But, we do get some time. Fill the time with love and admiration and respect and appreciation. Fill the time with awe over the blessing of a lifetime love. Fill the time with devotion to Christ, which leads to devotion to your spouse. Fill the time with peace and not silly arguments. Just ask my precious friend–sixty years later, she’ll tell you that the time flies by. Don’t waste it.”
Five Benefits of Regular Family Worship
“Regular family worship is valuable and brings many blessings to parents and children alike. Here are five benefits that I have observed…”
The Attraction of Idolatry
“We know as Christians, on an intellectual level, that we have idols—be it family, food, football or whatever. But to see the allure of idolatry can be hard for those of us in the Western world. That’s why I appreciate the points laid out by Doug Stuart in his Exodus commentary (450–54). Stuart suggests nine reasons idolatry was attractive to the Israelites and in the cultures of the Ancient Near East.”