OUR Daily Bread Devotional may 9, 2018 —The Point of No Return

The Point of No Return
May 9, 2018

Read: James 3:1–12 | Bible in a Year: 2 Kings 7–9; John 1:1–28
The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body. James 3:6

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It wasn’t as simple as just crossing another river. By law, no Roman general could lead armed troops into Rome. So when Julius Caesar led his Thirteenth Legion across the Rubicon River and into Italy in 49 bc, it was an act of treason. The impact of Caesar’s decision was irreversible, generating years of civil war before Rome’s great general became absolute ruler. Still today, the phrase “crossing the Rubicon” is a metaphor for “passing the point of no return.”

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