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Trust your advocate (1)

‘The accuser…has been thrown down.’ Revelation 12:10 NLT The apostle John wrote: ‘I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens… “For the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth – the one who accuses them before our God day and night”‘ (Revelation 12:10 NLT)....

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Sing!

‘You shall have a song…in the night.’ Isaiah 30:29 NKJV Why does the Bible say, ‘It is good to sing praises to our God’ (Psalm 147:1 NKJV)? Because when you express the promises of God’s Word in song, your faith is strengthened. The Great Depression of the 1930s hit a businessman...

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The conclusion of the matter

The conclusion of the matter

‘Here is the conclusion of the matter.’ Ecclesiastes 12:13 NIV In the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon talks about all the things in life he tried and found to be disappointing: the intellectual pursuit of knowledge, the physical pursuit of pleasure, and the material pursuit of wealth. In the last chapter...

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Jabez (3)

‘So God granted him what he requested.’ 1 Chronicles 4:10 NKJV When Jabez prayed, ‘Enlarge my territory,’ he was saying, ‘Lord, I want more than I’ve got, and I’m asking you for it!’ This man had great ambitions, and God blessed them. There are three common misconceptions that can keep...

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Jabez (2)

‘Oh, that you would bless me indeed.’ 1 Chronicles 4:10 NKJV Jabez prayed that God would bless him in three specific ways: (1) ‘Enlarge my territory. He had a dream of owning more land, and he asked God to bless that dream. When you stop dreaming you lose direction. When you stop...

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Blessed on the job

‘In all to which you set your hand.’ Deuteronomy 28:8 NKJV The word vocation comes from the Latin word vocare, which means ‘spiritual calling’. Every vocation, regardless of what it is, is a calling from God. And once you start to see your job in that light, you’ll find it...

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Don’t be a sluggard (4)

‘I went by the field of the lazy man.’ Proverbs 24:30 NKJV It is better to be short-handed than to hire a sluggard; better to have nobody than a lazy body. Evidently Solomon had suffered through a few sluggards on his payroll: ‘As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to...

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Don’t be a sluggard (3)

‘The lazy man will not plough because of winter.”‘ Proverbs 20:4 NKJV *The sluggard sees an obstacle in every opportunity*. Though he can’t hold down a job, there’s always a good excuse. The hours are too long, the pay is too little, the work is too hard, people are too...

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Don’t be a sluggard (2)

‘How long will you slumber, O sluggard?’ Proverbs 6:9 NKJV The sluggard never does today what he can put off until tomorrow, and he never does tomorrow what he can put off forever. His favourite work day is – tomorrow. That’s why God asks, ‘How long will you slumber, O...

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Don’t be a sluggard (1)

‘Go to the ant, you sluggard!’ Proverbs 6:6 NKJV What exactly is a sluggard? Robert Hicks says, ‘Feeling we’re entitled to things without being willing to do the necessary labour to obtain them makes us a society of sluggards.’ There’s one thing you’ll never convince the sluggard of: that he’s...

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