Category Archives: encouragement

June 14th-We should find satisfaction in toil, it is a gift of God

Ecclesiastes 1: 12I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one’s lifetime; 13moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor—it is the gift of God. … Continue reading

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June 5th-Throughout Job’s lamentations, and the criticisms he hears from his friends, are interspersed these rays of hope

Job 17: 9 “Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way, And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger. Throughout Job’s lamentations, and the criticisms he hears from his friends, are interspersed these rays of hope, as … Continue reading

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June 1st-When things are at their worst, God is at His best.

Job 5: 8 “But as for me, I would seek God, And I would place my cause before God; 9 Who does great and unsearchable things, Wonders without number. Job is getting words of wisdom from some friends, who may … Continue reading

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May 26th- As a splint or brace on an injured ankle allows us to relax against its support, the Word can become the support for our injured soul.

Nehemiah 8: 10Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy … Continue reading

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May 19th- for us, the question is “when was the last time I gave words of encouragement to my pastor?”

2 Chronicles 35: 2 He set the priests in their offices and encouraged them in the service of the house of the LORD. 3He also said to the Levites who taught all Israel and who were holy to the LORD, … Continue reading

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May 13th-this passage tells us that He is looking for those of us who hold Him closely in our hearts.

2 Chronicles 16: 9“For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. You have acted foolishly in this. Indeed, from now on you will surely … Continue reading

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May 4th- of the many gifts God gave David,the ability to cultivate relationships ranks near th etop.

1 Chronicles 16: 37So he left Asaph and his relatives there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister before the ark continually, as every day’s work required; 38and Obed-edom with his 68 relatives; Obed-edom, also the … Continue reading

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