Unity In The Body Of Christ

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So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way. Gen. 45:24

What does the phrase “to fall out” mean? It means to separate, to be in disunity. The Swahili version puts this scripture this way, “And do not quarrel among yourselves along the way.”

You may wonder why Joseph would need to tell his brothers, grown men, not to quarrel among themselves. Such a statement seems even out of place in the Bible!

But I can assure you that nothing that is written in the Bible can ever be considered “out of place”. The seemingly trivial and irrelevant statement that Joseph made here has very powerful implications in the Spirit.

At last, now, Joseph was in a position where he could speak to his brothers and they would listen to him. There was a time when they would…

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Rejoice in your Suffering

Morning Musings

I wrote a blog a couple weeks ago under the same title here. In it, I asked the question of how exactly we’re supposed to rejoice in our suffering. This statement made by Paul, which truly all of the apostles (and even Jesus!) make it, seems almost absurd. When my wife and I went on a road trip with a good friend, though it wasn’t something agonizing, there was just thing after thing that went wrong. Am I supposed to rejoice in that moment, after you’ve been on the road for 28 hours out of the past 48 hours, and the people you were staying with were truly creepy, and the campsite that you’ve rented is composed of gravel, and then it starts to rain, and you haven’t eaten yet but it is past 10 o’clock at night, you’re tired, your energy is zapped, your back hurts…

Rejoice

Again, I…

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MOTIVATE ME: The Right Attitudes for a Quiet Time

Walking with My Saviour

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“The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7 NIV)

You may understand that a daily quiet time is necessary for spiritual growth and be motivated to do it, but how do you go about having one?

You have to start with the proper attitudes. In God’s eyes, why you do something is far more important than what you do.

On one occasion God told Samuel, “The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7 NIV). It is quite possible to do the right thing but with the wrong attitude.

When you come to meet with God in a quiet time, you should have these proper attitudes:

  • Expectancy: Come before God with anticipation and…

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