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May 23—A Pearl for Today “Pray continually” (1 Thess. 5:17 NIV). PRAYER: THE POWER LINE “Satan trembles when even the weakest saint is on his knees,” so the old saying goes. The following quotation sits on my desk to remind me of the importance of prayer: “He who fails to pray, limits himself to his own ability.” Perhaps you’ve also heard, “A day hemmed in prayer is less likely t...

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May 6—Servanthood The word for today is servanthood. “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men; knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve” (Col. 3:23-24). “Let you...

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April 26—Leisure The word for today is leisure. “In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious” (Isa. 11:10). “Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work”...

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March 14—A Pearl for Today “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). SERVANT’S HEART I frequently accompany Don when he travels to various cities to teach Bible studies. When we are on a teaching tour, a small army serves us. Because they love Jesus, their servant attitudes allow these precious ones to do whateve...

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March 4—Selfishness The word for today is selfishness. “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others” (Phil. 2:3-4). “Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests, and said, ‘...

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