Posts Tagged ‘ a simple man of God ’

VerseD: Proverbs 17:17

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 17:17, ESV

Siblings often cause contention with each other. This is no different in the Church. Yet, Jesus has called us friend, because He is always with us.

VerseD: Matthew 6:7-8

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”
Matthew 6:7‭-‬8, ESV

God does not need long prayers, but He does enjoy speaking with us. We can ask over and over, but He does know our hearts and requests as well as what we need.
He wants our devotion and to give us what we need.

VerseD: Proverbs 27:5

Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
Proverbs 27:5, ESV

Hiding truth is never the best. Love is expressed through words and actions, and it is better to know when something is wrong than to keep going in error.
Thus, we must know that we are wretched sinners in need of salvation, but God loves us so much that Jesus came to save us!

VerseD: Luke 11:13

“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Luke 11:13, ESV

Most of us like giving gifts. What greater gift can we get than Jesus, the Son of God, by the power of the Holy Spirit?
Turn to God today.

VerseD: 2 Corinthians 5:7

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

We show our trust that God knows what He is doing by living in the hope of eternity, even during hard and difficult times, and sharing the Gospel of Hope and Peace with the world.

VerseD: Micah 6:7

“Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”
Micah 6:7, ESV

Old Covenant sacrifices were a shadow of the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. It does not take a slaughter for our forgiveness, but the sacrifice of God’s Son, Jesus.
Now, our sacrifice is to follow His example of servanthood and love.

VerseD: Isaiah 26:4

Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.
Isaiah 26:4, ESV

God is Truth and Love and Life. Only in God do we have eternal life, for only He is eternal and able to save.

VerseD: Isaiah 54:17

“no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”
Isaiah 54:17, ESV

Truth is on our side, and what can anyone do to us other than end this life? Through Christ, the Truth of God, we have inherited eternal life.

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

God is our source of strength and peace in all circumstances, so He is worthy of our praise and adoration, all day and every day.

VerseD: John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
John 14:27, ESV

True, complete peace can only be found in Christ. This world will try to offer peace yet only gives confusion and pain.
Turn to Christ, the peace of God.