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VerseD: Ephesians 4:31-32

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Ephesians 4:31‭-‬32, ESV

Remember: rarely do others attack us, rather they are attacking Christ. He can defend Himself.
Show the love, kindness, and grace to others (even in church) that He has shown through Christ.

VerseD: 1 Thessalonians 5:15

See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.
1 Thessalonians 5:15, ESV

We are ambassadors of peace, between each other as Christians and between God and others. Do good to win others to Christ.

VerseD: Hebrews 12:14

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
Hebrews 12:14, ESV

We are set apart for Christ by the Holy Spirit, so we are empowered to seek holiness and to desire peace with everyone, as He has made peace with us.

VerseD: Matthew 6:6

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Matthew 6:6, ESV

Why would we avoid intimacy with our Creator? The more time we spend privately praying, the more we are aware of God at work in us and our world, the more we desire to share the Son with the world, the more joy and contentment we have.

VerseD: John 13:34

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
John 13:34, ESV

God’s love does not change. Love is not always making others happy or comfortable, but sometimes it takes speaking hard truths and turning others away from danger, as fun or kind as it may look.

VerseD: Isaiah 53:5

But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5, ESV

Jesus bore our sins and shame once for all time. Nothing can change that. And putting your faith in Hos death and resurrection forever seals you for eternal life.

VerseD: Psalm 1:1-2

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
Psalm 1:1‭-‬2, ESV

God’s Word does not change. Listening to “new ideas” or arguments against what it clearly says only leads to confusion and doubt. Trust the Bible.

VerseD: James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
James 1:17, ESV

Because God never changes, we can trust His promises, including that He cares for the needs of His people, often more than we understand.

VerseD: Zephaniah 2:3

Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who do his just commands; seek righteousness; seek humility; perhaps you may be hidden on the day of the anger of the Lord.
Zephaniah 2:3, ESV

God is returning in judgment. Sooner than we may think.
Be humble and realize your need for His salvation through Christ’s work and from breaking His commands, and you will escape His wrath.

VerseD: Joshua 1:8

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Joshua 1:8, ESV

Is the Bible so much a part of your life that you can not seem to help but think and talk about it and its Author throughout the day and into the night?