Institute in Basic Life Principles

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Be Committed to Diligence

putting your heart into it
Diligence is the opposite of slothfulness. It is the dedicated fervency God calls us to invest in each task that we perform.

Consequences of Bitterness

how a lack of forgiveness affects body, soul, and spirit
Harboring bitterness in your heart brings consequences that affect you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

No One Can Serve Both God and Money

insights from the failure of Biblical characters
Loving God requires wholehearted commitment: heart, soul, mind, and strength. If we resist God’s control in any area of our lives, we foster weaknesses that lead to temptation and compromise.

Courtship: The Basics

who, what, when, where, how, and why
WHO participates in courtship? An unmarried man The unmarried woman to whom God has drawn his heart Both sets of parents

Insights Into Repentance

lessons from the prodigal son
Repentance is not a mechanical duty, but rather a heartfelt response to the conviction of sin. It involves not only grief over sin, but it also includes a decision to change one’s ways.

Read Psalms and Proverbs in a Month

deepen your prayer life and gain wisdom
The Books of Psalms and Proverbs divide nicely into daily readings that correspond with the dates of the month. The following reading plan is a great option for personal or family devotions. Each day you will read five Psalms and one chapter of Proverbs.

Spiritual Gifts: The Basics

basic facts about spiritual gifts
WHAT are spiritual gifts?

The Common Traits of Givers

learn about the characteristics of those with the spiritual gift of giving
Following are some traits commonly observed in those who have the motivational spiritual gift of giving. These traits can be used to benefit others, or they can be misused and thereby cause discord in the Body of Christ.

What’s in a Good Name?

key factors behind a good name
Your name represents you, your life, and who you are. It speaks of the work you do and how you do it. Your name embodies your reputation.

Rewards for Keeping the Commands of Christ

treasures to reap when living by the words of Jesus
When we keep—that is, observe, remember, and apply—the commands of Jesus Christ, Scripture explains that many rewards will follow.

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