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The Word for Today

by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword,’ Psalm 44:3 NKJV

A frog was running out of water, so he asked two birds to transport him to a nearby pond by having each bird carry one end of a stick in their beak while he bit down on the centre and held on. It was a sight to behold: two birds, one stick, and a frog in the middle. A cow looked up, saw the trio passing overhead, and asked, ‘Who thought of that?’ The frog couldn’t resist. Pride prevailed over prudence. ‘It was meeee!’ he yelled as he plummeted to earth. Don’t make the same error. ‘Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall’ (Proverbs 16:18 NLT). Why are you good at doing what you do? For your own comfort? To save for your retirement? To bolster your self-esteem? No, these are all bonuses, not the main reason. You’re good at what you do, for God’s sake. It’s about Him, not you! Read and ponder these words in your heart: ‘Wealth and honour come from you alone, for you rule over everything. Power and might are in your hand, and at your discretion, people are made great and given strength’ (1 Chronicles 29:12 NLT). Recalling the victories, blessings, and successes Israel had experienced, David reminds us: ‘For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, Nor did their own arm save them; But it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, Because You favored them.’ (Psalm 44:3 NKJV). Keep in mind that the blessings you enjoy every day are yours only because God favoured and smiled on you. That’s the truth!

SoulFood: Lev 23:26 – 25:55 Luke 24:45-53 Ps 25:16-22 Pro 10:3

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2024

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