The Almost Dailies Dec 6
Beauty, Wisdom and Grace
Today at St. Paul, we study 3 John. The sermon will be live on youtube some time around 730 Central. Here’s the text for your meditation today:
The Elder, to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth:
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren and for strangers, who have borne witness of your love before the church. If you send them forward on their journey in a manner worthy of God, you will do well, because they went forth for His name’s sake, taking nothing from the Gentiles. We therefore ought to receive such, that we may become fellow workers for the truth.
I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us. Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church.
Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.
Demetrius has a good testimony from all, and from the truth itself. And we also bear witness, and you know that our testimony is true.
I had many things to write, but I do not wish to write to you with pen and ink; but I hope to see you shortly, and we shall speak face to face.
Peace to you. Our friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.
📐🦋Almost Daily Maxim!
The coward’s problems are not outside, but inside. 26:15
📐🦄Almost Daily Red Letters!
If your heart causes you to sin, what can you do? 6:28-29
📐🏴Almost Daily Vs. the AntiChrist!
These things are evident:
4. It is manifest biblically and self-evident that the Kingdom of Jesus Christ is scattered throughout the whole world.15-16iv
📐🦊Almost Daily Smarts
For most people, the goal of productivity is getting it over with. How disappointed they ever are. The goal of true productivity is not capacity to sell but to grow.
📐🧧From the Wyr Eld of Watergeist
“Indeed,” the priest mused. It seemed the half-ways and strained smile was beginning to give him trouble breathing as well. “Well it is, then, as you say. In fact, duty is precisely why I hastened to speak with you this evening, before any others of the council could bend your innocent ears and sway you toward a course of folly.
“I have solemn words for you,” he continued. “Words of warning and jeopardy.” He leaned close to Earth, dropping his voice to whisper as his eyes darted about the camp. “There is treachery on the King’s Council.”
📐🌊Almost Daily Sun Tzu!
All else being equal, the victor:
1. Is trusted by his friends.
2. Seizes risk.
3. Seizes risk avoidance.
4. Inverts leverage thereby.
5. Disciplines lark as luck.
To such a man, even failure is but another opportunity. 1:11-12