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“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and

the glory, for ever. Amen.”

Mat 6.13

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 “To accept one interpretation

is to reject the other.”

Phillip Dickinson, 11/3/02

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“And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.”

Mat 6.12

>> Notice the “AS” – “in the same way” <<

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“We count those things perfect which want nothing

for the end where unto they were instituted”

– Richard Hooker, quoted by Thomas Cook in New Testament Holiness

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“Give us this day our daily bread.”

Mat 6.11

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God instituted marriage. Period.

It is a matter of a Man, a Wife, & The Triune Eternal.

Nothing man says or does changes its Holy Origin.

– eab, 4/8/15

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This afternoon it rained,

And the drops that settled dust,

As far as I could tell, fell alike;

On the righteous and the unjust.

The clouds let it down,

On the wise man and the clown.

A just God.          

– eab, Apr. ’68

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“Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done in earth,

as it is in heaven.”

Mat 6.10

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“To say ‘Oh I’m no saint’ is acceptable to human pride

but it is

unconscious blasphemy against God.”

– Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

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ON THIS DATE

Lewis Wallace was born 4/10/1827 at Brooksville, IN (on US 52) the 2nd of 4 sons born to David & Esther French Wallace. His father was a West Point graduate, lawyer & governor of Indiana (1837-1840) &  mother was a daughter of congressman John Test.  Lew left school (at 16), served as a copyist & studied law before going to the Mexican War. In 1849 he was admitted to the bar and served in the Union army in the uncivil war. He was a part of the court which tried those charged with assassinating President Lincoln.

Lew met Susan Arnold Elston, proposed in ’49, & married her 5/6/1852 in Crawfordsville. Susan was the daughter of Isaac Compton & Maria Akin Elston. Isaac was a merchant of means;  Maria had a Quaker (Friends) background. Susan would play a part in her Lew’s conversion. Pres. Hayes appointed him governor of the Territory of New Mexico (1878–81).  It was in Sante Fe that he completed the manscript of Ben Hur.  Pres. Garfield made him Minister to the Ottoman Empire (Constantinople, Turkey 1881–85).

Wallace at one point considered himself an atheist. He gathered material “proof” against the Bible.  Susan believed in the Lord & prayed for him. He realized his error & was converted. He reportedly asked his wife what he could/should do with all the material he’d collected – it provided foundations for Ben Hur, A Tale of the Christ (pub.1880) which was enormously successful.  Lew died in Crawfordsville, IN, 2/15/1905.       

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