Posts Tagged ‘ Good ’

VerseD: Proverbs 4:23

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
Proverbs 4:23, ESV

This is not a “know thyself” proverb. This is a “be careful what you think, feel, watch, and listen to” warning and encouragement.

Focus on good and godly things.

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

Vengeance belongs to the Lord. Yet, what was His example? To take our evil upon His own shoulders to bring us forgiveness.

How much more should we strive to do good for others, knowing this fact?

VerseD: Hebrews 10:24

and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,
Hebrews 10:24, NASB

One of the reasons we gather as the Church is to encourage each other in doing good things for others, as Christ did for us.

VerseD: Genesis 1:27

God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Genesis 1:27, NASB

We have been made to be creative and with the ability to do good things. Seek after the One who made us in His image to develop that image in us.

VerseD: James 1:17

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
James 1:17, NASB

God does not change nor tempt with evil.

He only gives good gifts, generally to all, but specifically to His people. Most specifically, He gives grace and salvation.

VerseD: Matthew 5:16

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 5:16, ESV

Our love for each other, care for others, and commitment to Christ will show people who He is, and they can only give glory to God if they are saved.

That means God uses you to reach the lost.

VerseD: Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Philippians 4:8, ESV

It is so easy to get distracted by and focused on the bad things in life and this world.

Ask God to help you see the good, beautiful, just, true things in each moment. (It helps a lot with stress and cynicism!)