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Use Both Hands!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Nehemiah 4:17b Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other. O-bservation: This is the story of Nehemiah and the people of Judah rebuilding the wall surrounding Jerusalem. While they were doing the work, they were constantly under threat of attack by angry locals who had gained power while the Israelites were held hostage in Babylon for seventy years. Nehemiah was the leader of this initiative and laid out a plan for his workers to build with one hand and fight with the other hand if...

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Gifts That Build Up The Church

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Corinthians 14:12 So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church. O-bservation: Jesus was the founder and St. Paul was the architect of the Early Church. Here Paul instructs the Church at Corinth to use their spiritual "Gifts That Build Up The Church." A-pplication: Certainly we've all witnessed people in the body of Christ who seem to be "tootin’ their own horn," like my Father used to say. That's not what the Apostle is directing here. He is admonishing all...

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Who Made It?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Hebrews 3:4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything O-bservation: The writer is establishing the fact that nothing just happens. Things don't just appear out of nowhere. If you see a house standing, it's because someone built the house. The power behind this single verse is that it's one thing to build something, it's an entirely different thing to have built EVERYTHING. God is the builder of everything and He is greater than all things. A-pplication: Arrogance usually results when a person takes credit for something they didn't make...

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I Just Wanted To Build You Up Today!

S. O. A. P. Here's your 90 second AM devotional! S-cripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. O-bservation: This is a fantastic word from the Apostle Paul. He actually encouraged the young church at Thessalonica to keep on encouraging one another and to build each other up. He said, "You've been doing it ... so just keep on doing it!" A-pplication: I want to build you up today. I'm sure you get torn down, ripped apart, and talked about like the rest of us. But in fact, that's just a part of life (Ref....

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