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SNATCHING VICTORY FROM THE JAWS OF DEFEAT

May 23, 2016

Monday

 

Philippians 1:12

 

But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;

 

 

LESSON

 

Whenever Paul wrote, “I want you to know,” he introduced something important. His readers could very understandably have concluded that Paul’s imprisonment had brought the building of the church of Jesus Christ to a standstill, or at least slowed its progress significantly. However, the apostle announced that this had not happened. On the contrary, his imprisonment was resulting in the advancement of God’s program. In relation to the progress of the gospel, Paul’s imprisonment was really a good thing after all, a positive situation. The same God who used Moses’ rod, Gideon’s pitchers, and David’s sling, used Paul’s chains.

How you look at something can make a world of difference in how you behave. Life is like that. What you focus upon in life will generally determine the kind of decisions you make. Here is the promise: “All things, both good and bad things, can work together for good to those who love God. The question is, How?

 

Memory Verse: Hebrews 2:9

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