July 16 - Keys to Success

By Rev. Marcus Devasahayam Thomas

Today's Scripture: 1 Chronicles 22:13

Central Thought: God will give you success in this life.

    Have you ever read a how-to-succeed book? Some of these books are quite good, and others are only good at making money for the author. God has the most accurate success principles of all.

    Today let us see how His road map will lead us to experience success in life. He gives us these principles: (1) Be strong and be courageous. (2) Do not fear. (3) Do not be discouraged. (4) Carefully observe all the commandments of God. The key to understanding these principles is to realize God is in charge of our lives and knows best how to help us succeed in the plans He has called us to complete.

    Let us consider our ways and whether we are letting Him apply these principles to our lives. Friends, do not be afraid or discouraged. God gives us the spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. May God bless you richly with these verses that will lead us into success.

Devotional Prayer: Dear Lord, help each one of us to fear You and obey Your words carefully so that we can climb Your ladder of success for our lives.

Today's Bible Reading: 1 Chronicles 22:1-23:32; Romans 3:9-31; Psalm 12:1-8; Proverbs 19:13-14