Wednesday, April 21, 2010
"Six Principles For Daily Living "
"Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and
exhort you by the Lord
Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to
please God, so ye would abound more and more."
The following devotional was written by Mr. J.
C. Penny in the Christian Herald, during the 1920’s:
There are six searching
principles that I have adopted for my daily living. I believe they are
the essentials of success.
1. I believe that preparation wins. A man must
know all about his business; he must know a little more than any other
man knows. As a rule we achieve what we prepare for.
2. I believe that hard work wins. The only
kind of luck that any man is justified in banking on is hard work,
which is made up of sacrifice, persistent effort, and dogged
determination. Growth is never by mere chance.
3. I believe that honesty wins. Not only the
kind of honesty that keeps a man's fingers out of his neighbor's till,
but the finer honesty that will not allow a man to give less than his
best, the kind of honesty that makes him count not his hours but his
duties and opportunities.
4. I believe that confidence in men wins. I
have found my most successful associates by giving men responsibility,
by making them feel that I relied upon them; and those who have
proved to be unworthy have only caused the others, who far outnumbered
them, to stand in clear sight.
5. I believe that the spirit wins. One of the
wisest men who ever lived said, "The letter killeth, the spirit giveth
life." Every enterprise I have been interested in demonstrates this
fact. It is the spirit of the individuals comprising any organization,
the spirit of the pioneers in any enterprise or endeavor that will
conquer all difficulties and achieve success.
6. I believe in a practical application of the
Golden Rule, as enunciated by the Master Teacher on the hillsides
of Judea nearly two thousand years ago. "Therefore all things
whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them:
this is the law and the prophets."
(The text verse and study verses have been added
to reinforce the truth
of this devotion.)
Study verses - Proverbs
16:13, 32; 18:14; Psalm 51:10; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Romans 12:17; II
Corinthians 8:21; 7:16; Philippians 4:8; I Timothy 2:2;
I Peter 2:12; Matthew 7:12; Luke 6:31.
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