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Perseverance #4—A Heart For The Work

Be very careful how you try to deliver yourself from difficulties; for God is at work among you so you will purpose and work according to good will I mentioned earlier. Philippians 2:12–13 Christian life is like a walk along the beach—in water up to our knees. We must concentrate every step we take so … Continue reading

Encouragements to Love #4—Doing Well

Prove yourselves to be those who do the word … ones who contemplate the perfect, liberating law and persevere in it … If you fulfill the royal law as expressed in this scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing beautifully. James 1:22–2:8 When we responded joyfully to the message that God was reconciling … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Capturing Our Thoughts

Obeying the Lord involves not only our actions but our thoughts. 2 Corinthians 10:5 commands us to “bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” We can dwell on many ideas that contradict the knowledge of God set forth in Scripture. “Cast down imaginations and every high concept that exalts itself against the … Continue reading

Living Wisely #6—Wisely Done

Everyone who hears these words of mine, and acts upon them, is like a wise man who built his house upon the rock. The rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and burst against that house; but it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock. Matthew 7:24–25 We … Continue reading

Transformation #5—Fearful Transformation

Evil individuals are rebellious to the core. They do not fear God, for they are too proud. The words of their mouths are treacherous and troubling; they never consider doing good … How happy is the person who fears Yahweh, who takes great delight in obeying his commands. Psalm 36:1–3; 112:1 Fearing God will transform … Continue reading

Transformation #4—Holy Transformation

Fix your hopes totally on the grace which will be yours when Jesus Christ reappears. As obedient children, do not conform yourselves to what you desired when you were ignorant, but, like the Holy One who called you, you be holy in all your behavior. 1 Peter 1:14–15 Almighty God, who was revealed through the … Continue reading

Success #3—The Means of Success

Moses said, “Meditate on these instructions day and night, so that you will be careful to do according to all that is written; for then you will make your way prosperous and have success.” Joshua 1:8 Sometimes we pay attention to the last words of great people—especially if they are old—hoping to hear a snippet … Continue reading

Humility #7—Tested Humility

He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, … that he might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Eternal … that he might test you, to do good for … Continue reading

Humility #2—Exalting Humility

Jesus humbled himself in that he became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God highly exalted him, and bestowed on him the name which is above every name. Philippians 2:8–9 Humility is so difficult to motivate that God promises extravagant benefits to us if we will manifest that frame … Continue reading

Strength #7 — Obedient Strength

Your own eyes have seen all the great work the Eternal did. Therefore keep every commandment which I am commanding you today, so that you may be strong and go in and possess the land into which you are about to cross. Deuteronomy 11:7–8 The old proverb says, “If you lift the calf every day, … Continue reading