13 Apr 2016

Symptoms of Slothfulness Recognize the development of a sluggard God knows our hearts, and He warns us to guard them with diligence: “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23). We should be alert to signs of slothfulness and reject the temptation to put forth anything less than our best efforts. "Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to...

13 Apr 2016

Continuation - Denying Slothfulness Slothful behavior is often completely rationalized in the mind of the sluggard. He declares he would work if only there were fewer obstacles in his path. Because he has convinced himself that he is merely waiting for more favorable working conditions, he stubbornly denies accusations of laziness. “The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven...

13 Apr 2016

How to Conquer Slothfulness develop the disciplines of diligence The reproofs for slothfulness are painful: “The way of the slothful man is as a hedge of thorns . . .” (Proverbs 15:19). Yet, there is hope for the sluggard. God gives instructions both to him and about him. Study the Principles of Diligence If you tend to yield to slothfulness, determine to learn the principles of dili...

13 Apr 2016

STOP AND SEARCH. BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURE OF JOSEPH 'S BROTHERS Psalm 139:23, psalm 75:8. Eighty percent of all murders are committed by people who have some relationship with the victim. Somebody gets angry, there’s a gun or knife handy, and tragedy results. According to hospital records, innumerable parents have inflicted serious injuries upon their small children in fits of tem...

13 Apr 2016

Cont'd Next discussion Joseph’s Journey Instructions
(45:21-24) Before their departure to Canaan, Joseph gave his brothers provisions for their journey, as commanded by Pharaoh, as well as some last minute instructions. Then the sons of Israel did so; and Joseph gave them wagons according to the command of Pharaoh, and gave them provisions for the journey. To each of them he gave c...

11 Apr 2016

The doors were shut behind them, in the midst of great fear, they hoped for justice at least from a man that been seen as a just and fair. Joseph revealed himself to his brothers because they had evidenced real repentance, which made reconciliation possible. Now that it was time to reveal himself, Joseph wished this to be done alone. This was a family matter. It was to be an intimat...