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God’s promises are true and faithful and they will always come to pass at the right time. Joseph was first a prisoner before he was a prime minister. Hannah was first barren before she had a child. Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah were first in the burning furnace before they were victors. And here is the point; that God in His wisdom usually permits His own people to pass through the furnace of life before they become the recipient of His greatest blessings.

 

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God does not give us less than we deserve and He does no give us more than we can manage. And these two are always for our own happiness.

 

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There is a beauty about the prevention of evil that is not sufficiently understood. God had the power to combat the entrance of evil in the world, but He would rather not let it occur and so He persuaded man to choose the right (Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-13). Thus, the principle, prevention is better than treatment, is indeed a true principle, for God Himself, though He had the power to treat the virus of sin, had taken to this principle, attempting to prevent it from occurring at all.

 

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The purpose of justification is sanctification and the purpose of sanctification is glorification. The first is what God must do for man that man cannot do for himself, the second is what man must do for himself that God cannot do for him, and the third is the result of the two.

 

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Nothing should surprise us that can entice us to sin because we are against a formidable foe who will not spare any methods to cause us to sin even the seemingly impossible feat of possessing women and falsifying their beauty, or making demons to walk as women; as it is also with men.

 

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“Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). It may be a matter of minutes, days, weeks, months, or years; whatever the case, we must often as possible detach ourselves from being slaves to the past that we may attain the perfection needed for every stage of our Christian experience. This is an epitome of the Christian experience. Paul says “But [this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded” (Philippians 3:13-15).

 

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There are few sayings that are true as that which says you cannot give what you don’t have. The Bible testifies, “Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? [then] may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil” (Jeremiah 13:23). In a sense, we would commit a sin because we still have it in us. Jesus says “The prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me” (John 14:30). And Christ “gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works” (Titus 2:14). Only to Jesus we must now turn for only He is faithful and just to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9) so that we are not without hope.

 

***”Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things” (Philippians 4:8).***

Friend, what were your Bible reflections this month? Kindly leave them in the comment section below.

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