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Numbers 13:30-33

Sometime ago I read that the East Germans had abandoned it efforts to man with armed guards the towers that were along the border between East Germany and West Germany. The border was 850 miles long. The East Germans, the communists, had erected more than 700 watchtowers to keep the enemy out and to keep their own people in....

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If the Lord Delights in Us

Numbers 14:8

The background of this passage is that great event of the children of Israel moving into the Promised Land. God came to Moses and told him to appoint men to go and spy out the land that he would give to them. The question might come to your mind, “If God is going to give it to them, why then should they go and spy it ou...

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We Are Going On

Numbers 14:23-24

Would you open your Bibles to the book of Numbers 14:24, and then in a moment we will look at just one line out of verse 24, chapter 14.  This past week newspapers all over the land carried the news that Henry Ford II had died. You know that he was the grandson of the man who founded the Ford Motor Company. He was hailed...

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Today's Devotional

Major on the Basics

Knute Rockne was one of the greatest football coaches ever. In his 13 years at Notre Dame, his teams won 105 games, lost 12, and tied 5. He never had a secret practice. In fact, he sometimes put up a sign for visitors that said, “Secret practice. Come and bring your notebooks.”

On one occasion when an Army scout missed a train connection and didn’t get to the Notre Dame game he was to cover, Rockne obligingly sent him the plays he planned to use against the West Point men. He explained his actions by saying, “It isn’t the play that wins; it’s the execution.”

All great coaches agree: champions are made by majoring on the fundamentals – blocking and tackling. They execute well. Teams seldom win by trick plays or gimmicks.  

The same is true of life. Tricks and gimmicks will seldom get you to the top in any endeavor and can never keep you there. Major on the basics in all of life – work hard, honor God, be honest, kind and helpful to others, and go to church regularly.

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