“Let Us Be Steadfast!”

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58).

Message summary: We will face many bumps along the road of life. Christians are certainly not immune to having these bumps and regardless of how big or small, they can be discouraging. Consider how often discouragement is based on the sense of futility in life and in our service for the Lord. Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, tells us it’s “not in vain”. But do you know that? I hope so. Keep pressing on. Serving. Loving. Showing the light of Christ to a dark, often unreceptive world. Your work counts for all eternity! Let us be steadfast!

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“The Peril Of Artificial Intelligence”

“But you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge” (Daniel 12:4). Let us know, let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD” (Hosea 6:3). “And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:9-10).

Message summary: Let us stay faithful to God and His established plan for our lives and pursue our knowledge of God above all!

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“A Vital Warning For All”

Prone to wander

Oh, to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy grace, Lord, like a fetter, bind my wan-d’ring heart to Thee:
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it; prone to leave the God I love.
Here’s my heart, Lord, take and seal it; seal it for Thy courts above.

“See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God” (Hebrews 3:12).

Message summary: We ignore warnings to our own peril, whether it be the many modern warnings to keep us safer or the ancient warnings in Holy Scripture.

Read entire message: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2023-01-26.htm

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“Our Redeemer Is Strong!”

2 Corinthians 12:9

“This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘The people of Israel are oppressed, and the people of Judah as well. All their captors hold them fast, refusing to let them go. Yet their Redeemer is strong; the LORD Almighty is His name. He will vigorously defend their cause so that He may bring rest to their land, but unrest to those who live in Babylon'” (Jeremiah 50:33,34). “But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:9).

Message summary: Believing friend, God is working on your behalf today. Our Redeemer is strong. He is your advocate and vigorously defends your cause. Even when we are weak.

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“A Dead Rat”

“David asked, ‘Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?'” (2 Samuel 9:1). Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?” (2 Samuel 9:8). “So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he ate always at the king’s table. Now he was lame in both his feet” (2 Samuel 9:13).

Message summary: We rightly despair at our hopeless condition apart from Christ’s redemption. But what glorious hope we have in Christ!

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“Knit Together In Utero”

“For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well” (Psalm 139:13,14).

Message summary: Today let us recognize and contend for the sanctity of life!

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“The Least of These”

“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40).

Message summary: Today, let us ask ourselves, when we come into contact with people regarded by the world as the “least of these”. “How does God want me to reach out to those considered the least on these?”

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“This Is Not Where I Belong”

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18).

Message summary: In the last two messages we have written about the vital importance of maintaining a tight grip. But today let us also consider a tremendous application in life in keeping a loose grip! When we focus on the things pertaining only to this life our inner peace quickly diminishes. Frankly, we would be driven to deep despair if we placed our hope in seeing this world’s problems solved politically!

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“When Your Grip Slips”

Isaiah 40:29

He (God) gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak” (Isaiah 40:29). “Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble” (Hebrews 12:12).

Message summary: Are you losing your grip? Here’s encouragement!

Read entire message: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2023-01-17.htm

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“Let Us Hold Tightly!”

“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep His promise” (Hebrews 10:23). “Strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble” (Hebrews 12:12).

Message summary: Rest in this wonderful assurance today and join me in holding tightly to our hope in Christ!

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