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VerseD: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16‭-‬17, ESV

We need not unhitch from the Old Testament nor attempt to reinterpret any of the Bible for our modern context.
All of Scripture points us to the Son of God, Jesus, amd shows us the best way to imitate Him in righteousness.

VerseD: Luke 6:36

Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
Luke 6:36, ESV

We have been shown great mercy (withholding what is deserved) by God. How much more can we show mercy and patience with our fellow people?

VerseD: 2 Timothy 2:15

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15, ESV

Do you know your Bible well enough to explain the Gospel, salvation, or why you believe what you believe?
Ignoring the Bible (or barely reading/studying it) is ignoring God.
Works apart from God’s Word is working in an unapproved manner. We love God through His Word and in deeds.

VerseD: Mark 11:24

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Mark 11:24, ESV

Whatever we ask for as we seek the Father’s will, God will give us without hesitation.

VerseD: 1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
1 John 4:18, ESV

First, we fear the wrath of God against our sin. Then, we stand in awe of the God who showed His love by sending His Son to die for the forgiveness of our sin.
Grow in the love that saved us!

VerseD: Romans 12:21

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 12:21, ESV

We do not retaliate against wrongs done to us or around us. We know that our Lord will deal with evil in its due time, especially upon His return!

VerseD: Psalm 51:1-2

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!
Psalm 51:1‭-‬2, ESV

It is not any inherent goodness or hard work  on our part that God shows us His mercy and grace. It is entirely God’s love and works (through Jesus Christ) that we are made clean and found worthy of eternal life.

VerseD: Philippians 2:13

for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
Philippians 2:13, ESV

God changes us. No amount of self-help remedies nor willpower can make our lives significantly better, especially in terms of our eternal destination.
Trust in Christ alone.

VerseD: Psalm 23:6

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalm 23:6, ESV

Seeking God is the only way to find true goodness and mercy, and Christ is the only source of eternal life.

VerseD: Psalm 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Psalm 147:3, ESV

This world is full of things and people that hurt and mistreat us, but God grants us peace of mind and forgiveness with the hope of freedom from all suffering in eternity.