“The Peril Of Returning To The Wallow”

“For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them. What the true proverb says has happened to them: ‘The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire'” (2 Peter 2:20-22). “But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles, to which you want to be enslaved all over again?” (Galatians 4:9).

Message summary: Are you a faithful follower and seeking to live by His commands?  Always be aware of the peril of going back and returning to the wallow!

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-07-01.htm

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“Preparing To Be A Daniel”

“Among those who were chosen were some from Judah: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah”. “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself” (Daniel 1:6,8). “At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent” (Daniel 6:4).

Message summary: Today as we see our world crumbling into greater and greater moral insanity we challenge you to be like Daniel and to prepare your sphere of influence to be like Daniel, standing true when the time of trouble comes.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-06-30.htm

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“The Reliable Old T&O”

“You did not trust Him or obey Him” (Deuteronomy 9:23). “Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people. Walk in all the ways I command you, that it may go well with you” (Jeremiah 7:23). “Teach me to do Thy will; for Thou art my God: Thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness” (Psalm 143:10). “Find out what pleases the Lord” (Ephesians 5:10).

Message summary: Let’s all step on board the reliable old T&O, as we trust and obey Jesus.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-06-29.htm

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“Made From One Blood”

“For the life of a creature is in the blood” (Leviticus 17:11). “And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth” (Acts 17:26).

Message summary: Since brothers Cain and Abel and later Jacob and Esau struggled with conflict and division, the human race has been marked by hostility by focusing on that which divides us. May God help us to remember that He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth”.

Read message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-06-28.htm

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“When The Outcome Is Unknown”

“I heard, but I did not understand. Then I said, “O my lord, what shall be the outcome of these things?” (Daniel 12:8). “In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37).

Message summary: Let us be faithful to God regardless of the cost and even when the specific outcome is not known. In the big picture we do know this: “In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37).

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-06-25.htm

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“Hating The Voice Of Truth”

“Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said to them, “Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle or shall I refrain?” And they said, “Go up, for the Lord will give it into the hand of the king.” But Jehoshaphat said, “Is there not yet a prophet of the Lord here that we may inquire of him?” The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the Lord, but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. He is Micaiah son of Imlah” (1 Kings 22:6-8).

Message summary: Like many today, Ahab hated the voice of truth but that did not keep the prophet Micaiah from boldly speaking out the truth. May God raise up men and women like Micaiah today, who will faithfully speak the truth even to a world that doesn’t want to hear it and in so many cases even hates it.

Read entire message: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-06-24.htm

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“A Consideration Of Being Hot”

“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord” (Romans 12:11). “Do not put out the Spirit’s fire” (1 Thessalonians 5:19). “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:6,7).

Message summary: The challenge in the spiritual life is to “keep your spiritual fervor”.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-06-22.htm

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“I Can Complain”

“And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice” (Philippians 1:18). “Do everything without complaining” (Philippians 2:14). “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4).

Message summary: Today we all have a major choice in our outlook, we can complain or choose to rejoice.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-06-23.htm

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“It’s Summer Time!”

“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease”  (Genesis 8:22). “He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down” (Psalm 104:19).”He changes times and seasons” (Daniel 2:21).

Message summary: Following the flood God made a promise that we see remaining to this day and we will continue to do so “as long as the earth endures”. “Seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease”.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-06-21.htm

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“Wanting To Be A Good Dad”

“For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into His kingdom and glory” (1 Thessalonians 2:11,12).

Message summary: Fathers, what a powerful model is taught in our daily text. How are you at encouraging and comforting your children? Do you urge them to live lives worthy of God and show them by your own example? Both are a big part of your Scriptural mandate as a father. Let us be found faithful in the godly task before us! A high aspiration for fathers is being a good dad.

Read entire message: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-06-18.htm

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