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Selwyn Hughes

For Reading and Meditation:     James 1:12-20

Yesterday we saw that the first step the psalmist took, the step which helped to save him from spiritual disaster, was most surprising. In the midst of overwhelming temptation, he says to himself: "If I give expression to my doubts and speak out of my envious, discouraged heart, I will put a stumbling-block in someone...

Bible Verses: James 1:12-201 Peter 3:8-15Proverbs 13:3Proverbs 21:23

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Charles Spurgeon

"He that feareth the Commandment shall be rewarded." Proverbs 13:13

Holy awe of God's Word is at a great discount. Men think themselves wiser than the Word of the LORD and sit in judgment upon it. "So did not I, because of the fear of God." We accept the inspired Book as infallible and prove our esteem by our obedience. We have no terror of the Word, but we have a filial awe of it. We are not in fear of its penalties because we...

Bible Verses: Proverbs 13:13

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William MacDonald

"You may have already won $100,000!" With this and similar come-ons, we are constantly barraged by the temptation to participate in some form of gambling. The housewife shopping in the supermarket is enticed by the latest sweepstakes. The average citizen is encouraged to send his name (together with a subscription for a magazine) to participate in an upcoming lottery involving millions. Or it may be a bingo contest in which you are almost assured of being a winner.

Then, of course,...

Bible Verses: Proverbs 13:11Proverbs 13:11Proverbs 28:22Jeremiah 17:11Exodus 20:171 Timothy 6:9

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William MacDonald

If proof were needed that the way of transgressors is hard, we would only need to pick out a daily newspaper at random and we would find plenty of illustrations. I did that just as an experiment and here are the results:

A Nazi war criminal who had escaped detection and capture in South America for 35 years committed suicide. The fear of trial and probable execution made further living unendurable.

A 74 year old man was kidnapped at gunpoint by three men who demanded $90,000...

Bible Verses: Proverbs 13:15

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Samuel Bagster

The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich. § He who waters will also be watered.My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. Do you not say, “There are still four months and then comes the harvest”? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who...

Bible Verses: John 9:4Proverbs 13:4Proverbs 11:25John 4:34John 4:35John 4:36Matthew 20:1Matthew 20:22 Timothy 4:2Luke 19:131 Corinthians 15:10

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