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Nov
09

God’s Word: There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins. Ecclesiastes 7:20

Encouragement Shared:
Let us run with perseverance…Hebrews 12:16 With Perseverance through Christ this is what the scriptures of God Promise; You will come to the grave in full vigor, sheaves gathered in season. We have examined this and it is true so hear it and apply it to yourself. Job 5:26-27- So often we hear words of wisdom, knowledge and encouragement coming to us from the pulpit in a teaching. Perhaps from a brother or sister in Christ, or even from the air waves on the radio…We hear it receive it with joy…when trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they (we) quickly fall away. Mark 4:16b-17b Jesus speaks of the foundations of the word sown in us and the results so often we are quick to jump to all sorts of conclusions when we are facing trials. You have gained access by faith into grace in which you now stand.

Hearing The Message Increases Faith:
— …faith comes by hearing the message and the message is every word of Christ (GOD) Romans 10:17 Faithful saints, trials are opportunities to draw close to God and to grow in wisdom and grace. Who doesn’t want wisdom or grace? Raise your hand! I think not-During those seasons during trials of life it becomes a platform to build character; perseverance and hope which never disappoints. Romans 5:1-6, then there are those times the trials are consequence for sin. Sin is usually the last thing we conclude within our own hardships, but the first thing we look at in others. My view of sin-Selfish –Individual –Needs… There is not a day that sin does not enter in our lives, that is why we need the power of Christ.

What can we do? Search for the LORD and for his strength; continually seek him. Psalm 105:4 How does a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. Psalm 119:9 God disciplines those he loves—— I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. Proverbs 8:17 Blessed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heals. Job 5:1718 The writer of the Hebrews also encourages us God disciplines His sons in your struggle against sin, you have not resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons; My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and punishes everyone he accepts as a son and no discipline seems pleasant at the time but painful later on, however it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it Hebrews 12:4-6;11
Verse to Meditate On: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 NIV

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford

Recommended Reading-Hebrews Chapter 6 and Chapter 12