For who concedes you any superiority? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you received it, why do you boast as though you did not? (NET)

  • The central aspects of life are a gift, one of which we should be grateful. Receive this gift in humility, not in pride as though you did it on your own power.

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The keeper of the prison paid no attention to anything that was in Joseph’s charge, because the Lord was with him. And whatever he did, the Lord made it succeed. (ESV)

  • Landing in prison was surely not on Joseph’s personal agenda, yet God blessed him in that place. Are you in a place today not of your own choosing? Do your very best from Him, and see what He can do through you.

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Philippians 2:16

October 27, 2010

holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. (ESV)

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… the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were. (NIV)

  • Never forget, we serve a God who daily restores, and performs with ease the ordinary and extraordinary in our lives.

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But a breath. Psalm 39:5

October 25, 2010

You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man’s life is but a breath. Selah (NIV)

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A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies has no sense. (NIV)

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The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. (NIV)

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