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Do Not Be Hasty

“A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent” (Proverbs 28:20). Many times Christians base decisions on their immediate needs. Rather than go to God to seek out His will, they settle for the easy way out, forfeiting the perfect will of God for their lives and living in the permissive will of God.

Our decisions should be made with God’s mind and not by human rationalism. How does one receive God’s mind, knowing that our thoughts are not His thoughts? (2). The first provision God gives us is His written word. Second, God allows us to come boldly to the throne through prayer (3). Third, God wants us to use the pastor-teacher that He has placed over us to help shepherd us (4).

Being faithful to God in today’s small decisions will create in you a capacity for faithfulness in the greater decisions of your life (5). On the other hand, one who abides with selfish motives inherits the life he has sown. He has no conception of what a life lived unto God can produce.

In every decision we make, let us use what God has given us, glorifying Him in all we do, that we may reap the eternal riches of Heaven. Let us take every occasion as an opportunity to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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