DILIGENCE: To The Things of God

Author House, 14 avr. 2006 - 96 pages
Diligence-To the Things of God begins by sharing a pair of basic insights: "Diligence is the key to power with God. It is the path to living an effective Christian life." Beginning with these two truths and drawing upon the inspired stories contained in the Bible, Sheldon D. Newton focuses on the calling to be diligent to the things of God. He defines diligence, describes how to form good habits, commends diligence to God's word, calls for diligence in one's prayer life, advocates for steering clear of strife, encourages diligence in one's stewardship of money, and concludes by calling readers to live diligently for a higher purpose: reaching, helping, and influencing people so that they may come to know and to trust in Jesus Christ. Diligence-To the Things of God speaks to people who desire to work hard to reach their desired destinations both in their day-to-day lives and in their pursuit of the kingdom of God. It offers encouragement to anyone who wants to move beyond laziness in his or her spiritual life and to become all that the Father, Jehovah God envisions for a full life. It holds out diligence as the key, missing link between desire and fulfillment.

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Page 63 - Who is a wise man and indued with knowledge among you ? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish ; for where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
Page 20 - Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom : and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee : she shall bring thee to honour when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
Page 21 - My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee, so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding ; if thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures ; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.
Page 20 - Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Page 40 - O come, let us worship and bow down : let us kneel before the Lord our maker. For he is our God ; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
Page 17 - We have also a more sure word of prophecy ; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the daystar arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation.
Page 24 - Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth : for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak : and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me : for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.
Page 22 - I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it upon their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And no longer shall each man teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord...
Page 33 - And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us. And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.
Page 48 - And when ye stand- praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any ; that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But, if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

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