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Sow

Sow He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap. —Ecclesiastes 11: 4 Everything we do in life involves risks and difficulties. For the most part, we don’t let potential risks stop us from achieving our goals. We see those risks as challenges—and we forge ahead. If we don’t, we limit what we are able to accomplish in our lifetime. Solomon speaks about those who let the presence of wind keep them from sowing, and the possibility of rain keep them from reaping. If fearful hesitation can keep you from reaping a…

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Who Knows?

Who Knows? For who knows what is good for man in life, all the days of his vain life which he passes like a shadow? —Ecclesiastes 6: 12 Life is short, life is uncertain, and a life lived after the flesh is unfulfilling. This much we know. But after that, we don’t know much. If we could choose between wealth and poverty, we would overwhelmingly choose wealth. Yet, which is best? The Bible contains many warnings for the rich. We don’t know what wealth might do to our attitude toward life and toward God. **Who knows what is best for…

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Life in the Son

Life in the Son I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed, all is vanity and grasping for the wind. —Ecclesiastes 1: 14 Solomon lived for knowledge, pleasure, wealth, power, and fame—but at the end of his life, all that remained was frustration, emptiness, and an unsatisfied heart. Life under the sun (apart from God) is empty. Life in the Son, however, is rich and fulfilling, because the labor you do for the Lord is never done in vain. How opposite that is from the things done for self—selfish ambitions, goals and aspirations. Not…

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Tommorrow

Tomorrow’s Uncertainty Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. —Proverbs 27: 1 We don’t know a lot about the future, but we do know one thing: it is uncertain. The Christian, however, actually knows something else. The Christian knows that no matter what tomorrow brings, God will be there. Jesus promised, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13: 5). That means that if pain or sorrow or tragedy comes tomorrow, you’ll be able to see it through because the Lord will be with you. **God’s will is tomorrow’s…

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The Fear of the Lord

The Fear of the Lord Do not let your heart envy sinners, but be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the day… —Proverbs 23: 17 Satan always paints the life of sin as exciting and enjoyable. If you take that picture at face value, it is easy to envy those engaged in the pleasures of sin. But you have to look further. **You have to compare the end result of a life of wickedness with the end result of a life of righteousness. Life can end with death and eternal separation from God; or it can be rewarded…

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The Perfect Friend

The Perfect Friend A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. —Proverbs 18: 24 We are not always lovable. That is because we are prone to mood cycles. I might be lovable one moment, and quite the opposite the next. **A good friend loves you no matter your mood. It can be hard to find a friend like that. But I do have one Friend who loves me regardless of my mood. He knows every part of my character—all the good, and all the bad. In fact, there…

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Our Strong Tower

Our Strong Tower The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous run to it and are safe. —Proverbs 18: 10 In ancient times, people built high towers along the walls that surrounded their cities. From these towers, a person could see for a long distance and could easily spot approaching enemies. When warfare broke out, towers offered a height advantage. Spears could not reach you, but your spears could easily be thrown down upon your attackers. For these reasons, people ran to the towers when danger approached. We, too, have a strong tower—a place of refuge to…

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The Wrong Way – Must read

The Wrong Way There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. —Proverbs 14: 12 Ultimately, there are only two destinations in life. You are either on the path that leads you to heaven or you are on the path that leads you to hell. In speaking of those two paths, Jesus said, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it” (Matthew 7: 13). (Look around and this is why you…

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The Way of the Righteous

The Way of the Righteous In the way of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death. —Proverbs 12: 28 In order that we might know what it is to be righteous, God gave Moses the Ten Commandments. The first four commandments declared what it took to be right with God. The next six commandments listed what was necessary to be right with man. If we just left the story there, we would be in a lot of trouble, because none of us could ever be righteous. But because He knew man could not live up to…

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