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Bible Quotes
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.
(Ecclesiastes 9:10) ESV

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
(2 Corinthians 9:7) ESV

What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice,
(Philippians 1:18) ESV

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
(Colossians 3:23) ESV1

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
--Charles Schwab – American Businessman Born 1862 Died 1939

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
--Mary Kay Ash – American Businessman Born 1918 Died 2001

A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm; that after they have lost all they are sure to lose on mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt fated support them through great actions.
--Augustus Hare – English Writer Born 1834 Died 1903

Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
--Earl Nightingale – American Entertainer Born 1921 Died 1989

Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.
--Blaise Pascal – French Philosopher Born 1623 Died 1662

Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience.
--John Lothrop Motley – American Historian Born 1814 Died 1877

Enthusiasm for a cause sometimes warps judgment.
--William Howard Taft – American President Born 1857 Died 1930

Enthusiasm glows, radiates, permeates and immediately captures everyone's interest.
--Paul J. Meyer – American Businessman Born 1928 

Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life.
--Tennessee Williams – American Dramatist Born 1911 Died 1983

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
--Benjamin Disraeli – British Statesman Born 1804 Died 1881

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
--Dale Carnegie – American Writer Born 1888 Died 1955

I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
--Anatole France – French Novelist Born 1844 Died 19244

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Enthusiasm and the Bible

Every believer is instructed to be enthusiastic in the basic matters of Christian living. “Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord” (Romans 12:9-11).

Scripture identifies specific areas in which to be enthusiastic, and then adds the instruction: “But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you” (Galatians 4:18).


Be enthusiastic about God.

Paul was “zealous towards God”  even before his conversion (See Acts 22:3). However, his was a “zeal without knowledge.” He was “zealous of the religious traditions of his forefathers” (Galatians 1:14), but when he became a believer, he transferred that same zeal to advancing the kingdom of God.

Be enthusiastic about loving others.

“And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins” (I Peter 4:8). The Corinthian believers exercised fervent love toward Paul. [Titus] “told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.” (II Corinthians 7:7).

Fervent love is only possible if we first purify our souls by obeying God’s truth. Otherwise our affection will be mixed with wrong motives and desires: “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently” (I Peter 1:22).

Be enthusiastic about prayer.

“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” (James 5:16). One of Paul's co-laborers joined him in having this mind of prayer for other believers: “Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis” (Colossians 4:12-13).

Be enthusiastic about good works that glorify God.

All believers are to be enthusiastic about doing sacrificial work that benefits others. These works must be done without any motive of personal reward or glory in a way that enables others to get the credit and God to get the glory. Jesus Christ “gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works”  (Titus 2:14). Based on this, we are able to “provoke... unto love and to good works” (Hebrews 10:24).


Do you give a warm, cheerful smile to everyone or only to your close friends?

Do you get more excited about sports than about prayer and the things of God?

Are you more fervent in reading a novel than in studying the Scriptures?

When conversing, do you talk more about other people than about the Lord?

Do you delight in talking with your friends more than you do with the Lord?2


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Definition of Enthusiasm

1. Inspiration as if by a divine or superhuman power; ecstasy; hence, a conceit of divine possession and revelation, or of being directly subject to some divine impulse.

2. A state of impassioned emotion; transport; elevation of fancy; exaltation of soul; as, the poetry of enthusiasm.

3. Enkindled and kindling fervor of soul; strong excitement of feeling on behalf of a cause or a subject; ardent and imaginative zeal or interest; as, he engaged in his profession with enthusiasm.

4. Lively manifestation of joy or zeal.3  




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