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Entries for April 2013

The Bible says in II Cor. 4: 8 – 9 that “we are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” To be caged means to be barred in a room or fenced enclosure as in a prison. A prison is a place of confinement or captivity and a prisoner is a person deprived of liberty and kept under involuntary restraint, confinement, or custody. Caged times are terrifying moments; times you feel stranded or frustrated, times of fear, anxiety, trouble, weariness, or confusion.

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To win means to be victorious or to be successful. It also means to overcome or to prevail in a contest. A winner is a victor. There is usually more than one person in a contest, for example athletics, car racing, horse racing, or swimming. Life itself is a race (I Cor. 9: 24 – 27). In order to win a race, contestants must have certain characteristics:  

1. Discipline (Self Control): Discipline is being able to exercise restraint in order to accomplish a set goal. Paul said “I keep under my body and bring it into subjection” (I Cor. 9: 27). A good athlete must be disciplined in order to win.

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Honor means high respect, glory, credit, reputation, or a good name. It is an adherence to what is right or to a conventional standard of conduct. There are many things we must do in order to be honored by God.

1. Obedience: To be honored by God, we must live a life that pleases God and walk in obedience before Him. God honored Ruth because of her obedience to Naomi, her mother-in-law. God still expects us to live a life of obedience today.  

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This message will be discussed under four areas: the nature of God, the signs of the times, my responsibilities and finally, God’s reward.  

1. The Nature of God: The Bible says in Rom. 11:33 that God is rich in wisdom and knowledge and His judgments are unsearchable. His ways are past finding out and of Him, and through Him and to Him are all things. All things are naked and opened unto His eyes (Heb. 4:13). The Bible says that it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God (Heb. 10: 31) and that our God is a Consuming fire (Heb. 12:29). God is Holy (I Pet. 1: 15-16) and He cannot behold iniquity (Hab. 1:13). His judgment is final (Heb. 9:27)   

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