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Topic: Good Things Are Costly
Today Sunday November 12, 2017
In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. —John 16:33
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You should not expect the easy way, for if you do you are certainly destined for disappointment. Any person who knows the Bible knows that the Christian life is likened to an athletic contest or to warfare, and neither one is easy. Jesus warned His followers to count carefully the cost, and that certainly does not speak of an easy way. But there is no good thing that comes without cost.
The Christian life is the most satisfying, but only when we actually go all out and all the way. It is the Christian who tries to compromise who finds life miserable, for he has all the problems, without the fellowship that comes through surrender. For every trial and test, Christ supplies an abundance of grace with which to bear it, and in our weakness we are made strong.
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Prayer for the day: Let me never look for the easy way when You, Lord Jesus, gave everything for me.