Gospel Baptist Tabernacle
781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741
Where the Love of God
abounds, everyone is
Children’s Church taught
by Paul and Marsha Davis
Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule:
but the slothful shall be under tribute.
Diligent = eager determination
This is speaking of the way we live our lives.
We can be in charge of our lives, if we are eagerly
determined to take control of ourselves.
Self is the biggest problem anyone has.
Laziness leaves us under all our circumstances.
Temperance or self-control is
the fruit of the Holy Spirit.
If we habitually lack self-control,
the answer is to submit unto God’s Spirit.
Begin each morning with prayer and
worship, and Bible study.
And ask the Lord to fill you with His Spirit, and
to produce in you the fruit of His Spirit.
Galatians 5 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is
love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodnes
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no
Now we all lack self-control or temperance
about some things some times.
But as we submit to God’s Word and Spirit, we
can do right more and more of the time.
Romans 8 9 You, however, are controlled not by the
sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God
lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit
of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.
In other words, when we belong to the
Lord, His Spirit dwells in us forever.
We simply submit -- consciously and willfully --
Unto our Lord.
Daily, through the day.
2 Corinthians 5 17 Therefore if any man be in
Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed
away; behold, all things are become new. 18 And all
things are of God, Who hath reconciled us to
Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the
ministry of reconciliation;
Reconciliation is to restore the relationship.
So, we see that as we are diligent to maintain our
relationship and fellowship with the Lord,
We can rise above our circumstances and be
in charge of every aspect of our lifes.
25 Heaviness in the heart of
man maketh it stoop: but a
good word maketh it glad.
Anxiety or worry will bring a
You can’t worry and be happy.
Give a kind word to such a person.
Never fuss at them for their fault.
26 The righteous is more excellent than his
neighbor: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.
(NIV) 26 A righteous man is cautious in
friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them
People going on the wrong path
don’t care who goes with them.
They just plunge headlong into trouble.
But the righteous look ahead and see the potential
results of hanging with the wrong crowd,
and going the wrong way.
27 The slothful man roasteth
not that which he took in
hunting: but the substance of
a diligent man is precious.
Take care of
28 In the way of righteousness is life; and in the
pathway thereof there is no death.
Romans 6 22 But now being made free from
sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit
unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. 23 For
the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is
eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
John 10 10 The thief cometh not, but for to
steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I (Jesus) am come
that they might have life, and that they might have
it more abundantly.
Good life, rich life, fulfilling life,
Only comes through a close relationship
and fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ.