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We often try to boil things down to a saying, an aphorism or axiom. If the phrase is catchy we’ll remember it. “The early bird catches the worm” is one such phrase. Godly men and women are not supposed to live by such catch phrases. We are given to the whole counsel of God in His word. Therefore, instead of, “The early bird catches the worm” the Christian says, “Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,” (Titus 3:1). Everything we do we do to glorify God (1 Cor 10:31).

For this reason, anything we do has greater meaning than what we can personally see. If we are faithful in witness, yet never personally see a conversion, we know God can still use us (Prov 28:20). If we are faithful unto death we are promised a crown of life (Rev 2:10). Scripture tells us God gives us the ability to be faithful (1 Sam 26:23; Ps 119:90).

God’s word saves souls (Jas 1:21). God’s word is quick, powerful and sharp (Heb 4:12). God’s word comforts as it tells of the great love He has for His creation (Jn 3:16). Above all, God’s word is alive in the person of Jesus Christ as it became flesh, dwelt among us, suffered and died for us (Jn 1:14; Rom 5:8). God’s word then resurrected and ascended to the right hand of the Father on High. We serve a wonderful, living, resurrected Lord!

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