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We can learn much good from following faithful examples such as the apostle
Paul. Phil. 3:17; 1 Cor. 11:1
We would do well to study about Pauls heart and follow such goodness.
Romans 9:1-3; 10:1-4; Phil. 1:6-11
Paul was Disciplined!
He used self control and constantly disciplined himself1 Cor. 9:24-27
We all must add this quality to our lives. 2 Peter 1:6
Allow God our Father to discipline us Hebrews 12:5-10
The Holy Spirit via Gods Word shall convict us of sin, etc. so we can correct and direct
our life by His truth! John 16:8-13
Paul Motivated Others!
He motivated through encouraging words Philemon 21
He also encouraged the brethren to motivate each other Romans 15:14
Be careful, not everything edifies 1 Corinthians 10:23
We are commanded to stir up to love and good works by faithfully assembling together
and worshipping God. Hebrews 10:24-25
Paul Was Optimistic!
He was focused on the right things and was dedicated to doing the right things
too! 2 Timothy 4:6-8
We are encouraged to live and plan for eternity. Matthew 6:19-21
It helps us to remember that, if we love God and serve him that all things work
together for good Romans 8:28-29
Paul Knew the Source of His Power!
It was God that sustained him! 2 Tim. 4:18
It was Jesus that he could do all things through Phil. 4:13
God is the source of our strength too! Ephesians 6:10
We also must trust in God and seek His help Matthew 6:13; 2 Thes. 3:3; Phil. 4:19
Paul Was Satisfied with What He Had! Philippians 4:11
A satisfaction that God gives us what we need when were faithful. Mt. 6:33
A recognition that every good thing that we have is from God. James 1:17
Even our ability to get wealth is from God Deut. 8:18; Prov. 10:22
We must develop this satisfaction and knowledge of contentment. Hebrews 13:5
Paul Was Persistent!
He showed diligence and persistence in teaching Gods word Acts 28:24-31
It is not our responsibility to make people obey, but to teach the truth. 1 Cor. 3:5-6
We must always be teaching the Word of God 2 Timothy 4:2
We should be steadfast and immovable in doing this 1 Corinthians 15:58
Paul Was Happy!
He looked forward to enjoy this with the brethren Romans 15:32
He spoke before Agrippa as this Acts 26:2
The obedient righteous faith allows happiness Romans 14:22
How Is Your Heart?
Is it focused on these good things like Paul was?
You can change your heart today by choosing to follow Christ and his truth!
Jn. 8:31-32; 2 Cor. 6:1-2
Come to Jesus by Hearing the truth 1 Cor. 15:3-4, Believing Jn. 8:24, Repenting
Acts 2:38, Confessing Jesus Acts 8:37,
Be Baptized Acts 22:16