Luke 6:35 – But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.
The practice of loving your enemies is modeled by God Himself, as He is kind to the unthankful and evil. Many of Jesus’ teachings are already found in the Old Testament and have been the foundation of godly living all along.… Read More
2 Corinthians 12:9 – And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Paul’s prayer had been answered, but not in the way the Apostle was expecting. God said to Paul, “I will not remove the thorn, but I will do something better: I will give you grace to bear it. And just remember, Paul, that although I have not given you what you asked for, yet I am giving you what you need most deeply.… Read More
Hebrews 13:15 – Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
No one feels like praising the Lord when they are stuck in traffic or when the dirty dishes are stacking up in the kitchen sink. However, those are the best times to praise Him, because then it is a sacrifice of praise as you worship the Lord despite of your current frustrations. You see, in the Christian walk, you will find yourself going through different seasons.… Read More
Romans 12:2 – And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Paul urges you not to be conformed to this world, or as someone once put it: “Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mold.” When you come into the kingdom of God, you should abandon the thought-patterns and lifestyles of this world.… Read More
Hebrews 11:30 – By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days.
The walled city of Jericho was the first military objective in the conquest of Canaan. Reason would argue that such an impregnable fortress could be taken only by superior forces. But faith’s methods are different. God uses strategies that appear foolish to men in order to accomplish His purposes. He told the people to encircle the city for seven days. On the seventh day they were to march around it seven times.… Read More
Hebrews 5:7-8 – who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear, though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.
The agony of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane proved He struggled with the difficulty of obedience, yet He obeyed perfectly. This answers the question, “How can this glorious, enthroned Jesus know what I am going through down here?” He knows; obedience did not always come easy for Jesus.… Read More
Luke 10:40-42 – But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alo…… Read More
1 Corinthians 13:8a – Love never fails. Love never fails. That is why at the end of chapter 13 it says, “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but …… Read More
1 Peter 5:8-9 – Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast i…… Read More