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VerseD: 2 Corinthians 5:7

for we walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7, ESV

We live in a corrupt, fallen world, full of people made in God’s image but with corrupt, fallen hearts and minds. They are inherently against Christ.

Therefore, we walk by faith knowing things will not get better until the new Earth, and people will be hostile and stupid even as we love them.

Matthew 7:17-20

So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.
Matthew 7:17‭-‬20, ESV

We are born as diseased trees, selfish in nature, so that all our works are as bd fruit.

But Christ’s blood can restore us and make us living and healthy, able to truly do good works.

VerseD: Psalm 59:16

But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.
Psalm 59:16, ESV

Do you praise God daily for what He has done, is doing, and will do? Do you have a song on your lips every morning praising God’s holy name?

Do it. He is worthy (and it makes your day at least a little better.)

VerseD: Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
Zephaniah 3:17, ESV

Our Savior God calms our tormented souls and complaining hearts through His sacrificial love, and He teaches us to sing with Joy and by His Holy Spirit.

VerseD: 1 Peter 2:16

Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.
1 Peter 2:16 ESV

Freedom is the ability to choose. We are free to choose sin (from which we have been freed), but why would we want to use our freedom to slap God in the face rather than love Him?

VerseD: 1 Chronicles 29:11

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.
1 Chronicles 29:11, ESV

Our Creator is deserving of all praise and worship, if for no other reason than He has made it all and sustains it all.

VerseD: Matthew 8:10

When Jesus heard this, he marveled and said to those who followed him, “Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel have I found such faith.
Matthew 8:10, ESV

The Lord so enjoys and loves when a person shows faith through word and action, when a person turns from sinfulness and trusts His plan.

You want to make God happy? Believe His promises and obey His commands.