Proverbs 1. The beginning of knowledge. The value of proverbs. Warnings against bad friends.

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Proverbs 23:18. Your Expectation Shall Not Be Cut Off

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Proverbs 23:18. Your Expectation Shall Not Be Cut Off

For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.(Amen!)

Proverbs 23:18

May GOD bless Nigeria, America and Israel and take care of us; May GOD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the LORD lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

A Righteous Man May Fall Seven Times And Rise Again. Proverbs 24:16

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A Righteous Man May Fall Seven Times And Rise Again. Proverbs 24:16

Don’t be afraid of failure!

 

 

 

 

Solomon writes: “Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest” (Proverbs 14:4 NLT). If you insist on always having a nice neat stall, you’ll have an empty stall. If you want a big harvest, you’ll need a big ox with a big appetite that creates big messes. For example, if you decide to have children you’ll have lots of joy, and lots of messes to clean up. Within minutes, children can take a house that looks like it belongs in Better Homes and Gardens and make it look like a trial run for the battle of Armageddon. So you’ve an option: Live by yourself and enjoy a less complicated life, or accept the responsibilities that come with having a family. Even in the dictionary, the word “striving” and “struggling” comes before the word “success”

Dr. John Maxwell says, “At some point you have to make a transition from believer of the dream, to the buyer of the dream. No dream comes true without somebody paying for it. And part of the price you will have to pay is in learning from the mistakes you make. You can attend every success seminar, read every success manual and follow every success mentor, but the price must always be paid in messes and mistakes. There isn’t a single person in the world who has achieved anything without paying a price for it. Some pay with their lives or their freedom. Others pay by giving up options or finances or relationships. But one way or another, everybody pays.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May GOD bless Nigeria, America and Israel and take care of us; May GOD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the LORD lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Glorious Generation 2 (Sermon Note)

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Glorious Generation 2 (Sermon Note)

 

 

 

 

Text: 1 Peter 2:9

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

Our God is glorious, excellent, beautiful, superb, majestic Exodus 15:11. We are His offspring; His Chosen generation. We must be glorious like Him, in excellence, beauty, radiance, achievements. To achieve this, we must be a generation with vision. We must set goals and achieve them. Proverbs 29:18.

 

 

  1. 1.      What is your goal in life?

To answer this, we need to answer some other questions: – Who am I, what is my deepest dream in life. To fulfil my dream, what do I need to do? Why is it important to me? Does God approve of it? How and when should I embark on it? What is the ultimate picture I see in the future? When I attain that ultimate dream, what next? Judges 11:1-10, 1 Chronicles 4:9-10; Proverbs 14:12; Ecclesiastes 11:4.

Biblical example of goal setters are Nehemiah, Paul, Daniel, Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to mention but a few. Nehemiah 2:3-5, Daniel 6;3; Philippians 3:13-14; 2 Corinthians 11:23-33; Acts 20:24, 2 Timothy 4:7-8, Matthew 18:11; John 4:34; John 17:4

 

  1. 2.      Pitfalls in achieving our goals

Sin, laziness, wrong association and friendship, procrastination, slothfulness and mediocrity. Psalms 1:1-6; Proverbs 21:25; Proverbs 13:20; Romans 6:1; Hebrews 12:1-2.

 

  1. 3.      To achieve your goals you need valuable people

You need mentors, connectors, grounders, Godly counsellors. Above all you need God’s grace and mercies. Acts 9:26-27; Proverbs 11:14; Jeremiah 33:3; Ephesians 1:17-18.

 

  1. 4.      Success is not cheap

Success is not cheap neither is it easy. Don’t give up. If you fail, try again. Winners never quit. 2 Corinthians 11:23-33; Phil 4:13; Luke 1:37

Conclusion

We must shine in our generation. In our places of work, in school, in ministry, business, we must shine because we are chosen, we are royalty, we are peculiar, if we shine, then we bring glory to God Who has called us into His marvellous light.

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Let us not place our hope in winning a “jackpot or lottery,” but our hope must remain in Christ, who gives us the power to get wealth

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Let us not place our hope in winning a “jackpot or lottery,” but our hope must remain in Christ, who gives us the power to get wealth

Beloved of God!

As we embark upon the holiest time in the Christian Church calendar, I pray that
our focus today is on the goodness, grace and mercy of God and not on the $540+
million lottery. While the scripture does not say, “thou shall not gamble,” there
are numerous scriptures that point to God’s methods for wealth creation: Deuteronomy
8:18; Proverbs 6:6-8; Proverbs 13:11; Proverbs 21:5, 20; Proverbs 28:20; and Malachi
3:10-11.
Numerous studies have proven that the lottery system is supported by the
poorest communities in our nation. Those who can least afford to spend $10 – $40
per week on tickets are the very ones who comprise the bulk of ticket sales. Therefore,
winners of these lotteries are in essence reaping their sudden wealth from the poorest
members of our society. If we were asked today to stand in line for hours to share
the Gospel of Christ, how would we respond? Saints, let us not place our hope in
winning a “jackpot,” but our hope must remain in Christ. It is unequivocally, the
greatest and most rewarding investment that we will ever make.

 

 

 

 

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

You shall not give false testimony about your neighbour

The Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ

False Testimony

 

You shall not give false testimony about your neighbour.
Exodus 20:16

This commandment is often interpreted as “thou shalt not lie,” and it is true that the Lord is no fan of falsehood.

Yet the ninth commandment deals specifically with lies about a neighbour.
Proverbs 26:28 helps us to understand how both bring harm: “A lying tongue hates those crushed by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin.” Often these go hand in hand as one person is flattering to their neighbour’s face and then tears him or her down behind his back.
So much damage can be inflicted by such a small part of our body ( James 3:3-6). Lies destroy careers, churches, families, marriages and reputations.
Avoid words that seek to do harm so that you may stay in the spirit of this commandment. It is better to keep our mouths quiet than stumble into this sin.
Our emotions can sometimes carry us away and pull us into a swirling void of negativity that grows and grows, so today I challenge you to steer clear and speak only the truth.

 

Further Reading

  • Proverbs 6:16-19
  • Psalms 119:29
  • John 8:44

God Bless,

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me

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Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me.

—Psalm 139:23-24

 

 

READ: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Is it possible to be too helpful? Can our helpfulness actually make life more difficult for others? Yes, if we’re being bothersome, intrusive, smothering, manipulative, or controlling. If the help we are giving is driven only by our own anxiety, we may be just trying to help ourselves.

How then can we know if our heart and acts of service are truly symbolic of God’s unconditional love? How can we love from pure motives? (Prov. 16:2; 21:2; 1 Cor. 4:5).

In prayer we can ask God to show us any way we are hurting or hindering others (Ps. 139:23-24). We can ask God to help us show love that “suffers long and is kind; . . . is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil” (1 Cor. 13:4-5).

Our efforts to help others, especially those we love the most, will never be completely free from anxiety. But we can, by God’s grace, begin to love freely with no strings attached, as God Himself loves. The test, of course, and the measure of our progress, is the way we react when our “helpfulness” is unrecognized or goes unrewarded (see Luke 14:12-14).

Lord, help us to love with pure motives and for the good of others. Help us to love unconditionally, expecting nothing in return. —David Roper

Please help me, Lord, in all I do
To act and think with motives true;
And by Your love reveal to me
Those sins that only You can see. —D. De Haan

In our desire to help, let’s love with pure motives.

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

Keeping God’s Words

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Keeping God‘s Words

My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let
them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine
heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to
all their flesh

Proverbs 4:20-22
Notice the order in this passage. The psalmist says, “Attend to my
words, incline thine ear unto my sayings, and let them not depart from
thine eyes.” When you do those three things—attend, incline, and let
them not depart from your eyes—you receive revelation. But, if you do
the fourth thing-keep them in the midst of thy heart-you keep
revelation.

He gives you this fourth admonition before He talks about the Word of God being life to you. Why? Although you have a revelation to start the
process, you also need a revelation to end the process. So God says,
“Keep my words planted in the middle of your heart. Don’t let the devil
come and uproot the Word out of your heart.”

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!

The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it

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The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow
with it
Proverbs 10:22

Sometimes the word blessing in the Bible refers to “material
possessions,” but not in this Scripture. In this case, God is talking
about an endowed power from God that produces prosperity and success. He is not talking about a car, a house, or some material resource. The
blessing is the power that God clothes you with in order to make you
rich. One version puts it this way: The blessing of the Lord it brings
wealth (NIV).

So, once again, power is involved in wealth coming your way. Wealth
recognizes a God-like ability in your life to which it is attracted.

 

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!