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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for November 5, 2020

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THURSDAY, November 5

Revelation 16:13 And I saw three foul spirits like frogs coming from the mouth of the dragon, from the mouth of the beast, and from the mouth of the false prophet.

From the Archives: December 1, 1955

Let us think today of one great truth: People have learned to live together. Sometimes the lesson has been poorly learned; sometimes, there have been wars on a large scale and strife on a small scale. But more and more, we think of these things as wrong; we do not accept them without protest. More and more, people have found that they could get along with their neighbors.

Is this just a case of the pressure of events? Is there simply a blind force pushing us into reluctant fellowship? We say that God is at work in the world. We do not claim that God has established the machinery of civilization in all its details, but we do believe that God draws us together. It is God who makes us of one mind. It is God who is at work in every step of progress toward a wholesome fellowship between us all.

MOVING FORWARD: Where can you encourage wholesome fellowship?

Read the contemporary reflection here.

PRAY for the Dioceses of Rorya (Tanzania), Derry & Raphoe (Ireland), and Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Ps [70], 71 * 74 | Ecclesiasticus 44:1-15 | Revelation 16:12-21 | Luke 13:18-30

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