Chapter 5 • For Individual Study

Introduction to Chapter 5 • For Individual Study

The common characteristic of all the people in the Bible standing as prominent spiritual examples is a strong, personal commitment in their daily walk with God of which God’s Word was absolutely essential.

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!

—Matthew 7:7-11

Concert pianists are created from 30 minutes of practice a day. In the lives of such spiritual giants as Abraham, Joseph, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Peter, John, Paul, etc., are the results of a daily commitment to God. Spiritual “giants” are made a day at a time from hearts that are determined to seek and submit to God in daily devotion to Him. It’s an application of Christ’s teaching in action,

“Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.”

—Matthew 23:12

If you clear a few minutes each day from your schedule, you’ll find that God will bring your schedule under control and you’ll be walking in all the right things.

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