Do Your Part

1 Corinthians 3:9: For we are labourers together with God: ye are God*s husbandry, ye are God*s building.

Matthew 11:29: Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Philippians 2:12: Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Hebrews 13:21: Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

2 Corinthians 3:5: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;

John 15:5: I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

2 Peter 1:2: Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (What a wonderful promise.)

This devotional entitled God Will Win was written by Evangelist Wil Rice.

The last two verses of Proverbs 21 are great verses to look at first thing in the morning. Proverbs 21:20 says, *There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.* How is that true? While there is earthly wisdom, understanding, and counsel that people employ against their Creator, none of it will stand. God will win.

Because that is true, the next verse says, *The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.* In other words, we make our preparations, but God is the One Who gives victory. We do our part, but God is the One Who must do His if anything of any value is to be accomplished. Do what you should and trust God to do what you can*t.

Some people have a hard time realizing that both of these things are important. They give all their energies to something, but they trust themselves. Or, they think they are trusting in God, but they are just being passive and doing nothing. When I do what I should, God will do what I can*t. God expects me to do my part.

Now, I am not to balance faith and preparation; they are to be in harmony. It is not as if I am to give fifty percent effort and fifty percent dependence upon God. It is one hundred percent of both. You don*t balance blood and oxygen; you harmonize them. So serving God with all your strength does not mean trusting him with half of your heart. The opposite is equally true. Trusting God with all your heart does not mean serving Him with half of your strength.

Today, realize that there is no wisdom or counsel that is going to stand against God. God will win. So we do our part. *The horse is prepared against the day of battle, but safety is of the LORD.* Do what you should; trust God to do what you can*t, and He certainly will.

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