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YOU ARE CHOSEN BY GOD AND PRECIOUS TO HIM1 PETER 2:4 As you come to him, the living Stone--rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him--ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY The word “rejected,” implies a form of trial or probation which comes to an unsatisfactory conclusion. The human builders exam...
WE ARE MEANT TO SHINE"Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone, and as we let our light shine, we unc...
OVERCOME DISAPPOINTMENT BY BELIEVING IN GOD'S PLANDEFINITION of DISAPPOINTMENT sadness, regret, dismay, sorrow; the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one's hopes or expectations.ISAIAH 55;8-9 “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways...
IN AN HUMBLE RESIGNATION TO HIS WILL DEFINITION of RESIGNATION acceptancePSALM 27:14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.BENSON COMMENTARY Wait on God by faith and prayer, and in an humble resignation to his will.
BE PLUCKYDEFINITION of PLUCKY having or showing determined courage in the face of difficulties, brave, courageous, bold, daring, fearless, intrepid, spirited, game, valiant, valorous, stouthearted, dauntless, resolute, determined, undaunted, unflinching, audacious, unafraid, doughty, informalguts...
SELF-DECEPTION GALATIANS 6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. MEYER’S NT COMMENTARY For if anyone thinks himself to be something, imagines himself possessed of peculiar moral worth, so that he conceives himself exalted above such a mutual bea...
WOE TO THE PEACE-BREAKERSMATTHEW 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY The peace-makers are happy. They love, and desire, and delight in peace; and study to be quiet. They keep the peace that it be not broken, and recover it when it is...
A LEADERA leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others see.
FAITHFUL IS HE WHO CALLS YOU, AND HE ALSO WILL BRING IT TO PASS1 THESSALONIANS 5:24 Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY God would forfeit His character for keeping His promise, if He “called,” and did not enable men to obey the call.
THE RECORD OF CONFLICT AND THE TROPHY OF VICTORYPSALM 62:5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.MACLAREN'S EXPOSITION The Psalmist bursts into song with a word, which tells us plainly enough how much had to be quieted in him before he came to that quiet waiting, just as in the o...