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Thursday, July 20, 2017


James 2:19-26

You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe - and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?

Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect?

...You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith alone... For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.



Greetings Bible Enthusiast!

Good works are fulfilling from two perspectives, both giving and receiving. If ever you have been on the receiving end, you know the relief and joy of having your needs met.

Yet being on the giving end also has its share of joy; knowing that by sharing or doing you have provided for someone in need brings happiness to all involved - it is better to give than to receive.

Doing good works rewards all, and puts wings to faith!

God Bless You!
Annie

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--TODAY'S NOT SO TRIVIAL TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. What was the interpretation for Pharaoh's dreams that God gave to Joseph?

Answer below.

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--TODAY'S BIT OF WISDOM/REFLECTION:

"By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day."

- Robert Frost




--FEATURED FUNNY:

Little Johnny complained to Mother that he had a stomachache. His mother told him it was because his stomach was empty and that he would feel better if he had something in it.

That afternoon the minister called, and in the conversation, he remarked that he had a headache. Little Johnny perked up.

"That's because it's empty," he said. "You'd feel better if you had something in it."

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--ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. What was the interpretation for Pharaoh's dreams that God gave to Joseph?

A. Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The dreams of Pharaoh are one; God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do. The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good heads are seven years; the dreams are one.

And the seven thin and ugly cows which came up after them are seven years, and the seven empty heads blighted by the east wind are seven years of famine...

Indeed seven years of great plenty will come throughout all the land of Egypt; but after them seven years of famine will arise, and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine will deplete the land."

Genesis 41:25-30

Terrible trials came to all the people in the land of Egypt because of the famine, but God provided relief through the wisdom and hard work of Joseph.

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