Thought #1: As long as you keep working forward---giving up is a failure. Be sure to learn from them.
Thought #2: Didn't this guy invent Freon? Does that count as success or failure? (Actually, he invented a lot of other stuff, so it's not like Freon was his claim to fame!)
Proverbs 17:7(NLT) ->But you'll see it!
Proverbs 17:8(NLT) ->Don't trust sudden success. It may be unearned. By extension, be wary of 'overnight success' in others---a little prudence goes a long way.
Proverbs 17:27(NLT) ->So why do you preach so long? [this verse should be a required memorize for sermon students]
Isaiah 45:7 ->Darkness is not simply God's absence, but is His creation as well.
Isaiah 45:10 ->Woe to those who criticize parents for having children?
1 Samuel 13:19 ->Disarm the people you wish to enslave. [this is as close as this blog will get to politics: the author of the Second Amendment was well aware of this passage. You should be too]
Revelation 4:8 ->There is no stopping the praise of God.
1 Timothy 4:11 ->Don't provide these things as options. Prescribe the truth as it is in Scripture. Insist on it, require it!!
Prayer: Lord God, let us not treat your word as optional, but instead realize the mandates of the Christian life!