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DETERMINED TO RISE WITH MORE CARE AND SPEEDPROVERBS 24:16 for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.MATTHEW HENRY COMMENTARY The sincere soul falls as a traveller may do, by stumbling at some stone in his path; but gets up, and goes o...
RELATIONSHIP VS ENTANGLEMENT Being in the company of those who remember and recognize our authentic self gives powerful healing. Self-esteem is the first casualty of emotional and verbal trauma. PROVERBS 13:20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. GILL'S EXPOS...
Don't obtain what you can't or don't want to sustain. -Paul Scanion UK
THE LORD IS GREATER THAN THE GIANTS YOU FACE1 JOHN 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY The true doctrine as to the Saviour's person, as leading men from the world to God, ...
A MAN OF ANY CAPACITY AT ALL WILL IMPROVE BY KEEPING WISE COMPANYPROVERBS 13:20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.GILL'S EXPOSITION Who is a companion of them that fear the Lord; converses frequently with them in private about spiritual and experimental thi...
PURPOSEFUL AND EXPECTANT FOCUS ON GODPSALM 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: To wait on the Lord is a purposeful, expectant focus on God. A choice to be actively still and quiet in our hearts, listening for His voice and watching for His intervention.
IN LIFE AS IN FOOTBALL, FALL FORWARD WHEN YOU FALL PROVERBS 24:16 for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes. ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY That is, falls into trouble (not sin, as is often supposed). Therefore thy malice will be of no avail,...
SUCH A FRIEND IS THE LORDPSALM 31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.CLARKE'S COMMENTARY Thou hast known my soul in adversities - When all forsook me; when none could help me; when I could not save my own life; when my enemies were...
HOPE ROMANS 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.NIV STUDY Any hope the Christian has comes from God by the power of the Holy Spirit. Hope cannot be conjured up by human effort; it is God'...
NO MAN CARED FOR MY SOULPSALM 142:4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY When our spirits are overwhelmed by distress, and filled with discouragement; when we see snares laid for us on...