Posts Tagged ‘ Jesus ’

VerseD: Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Matthew 6:33, ESV

We have no guarantee we will get everything we need in this life. Jesus promises us that if we seek His righteousness (realize the truth of Christ and obey Him), our ultimate needs are met, i.e. forgiveness of sin and eternal life.

But God also likes taking care of us in this life!

VerseD: Colossians 3:13

bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
Colossians 3:13, ESV

We are family by Christ’s blood. Sometimes family gets annoying and offend each other.

Get over yourself and love them fiercely. You may even be the offensive one!

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

When anxiety and fear start to weigh you down – the moment they hit your mind and heart – turn to Jesus. His Holy Spirit will guide you into the Father’s strong, loving arms and whisper “I have it under control. Trust Me.”

VerseD: John 15:7

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
John 15:7, ESV

Jesus is not saying that as a Christian you can ask for and get whatever you want or think you need.

Jesus is saying that the closer you are to Him, the more you will want what God wants, and you will get those things according to His will. (The full meaning of “in Jesus’ name” is to act in and take on the character of Jesus.)

VerseD: Psalm 103:13

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
Psalm 103:13, ESV

There is grace and compassion shown to all people, but only those who trust in God’s Son receive His full compassion and forgiveness.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
1 Corinthians 13:4‭-‬5, ESV

Love is so much more than a feeling. It is a choice and an action. Our feelings can help us be patient and kind, but it is the power of the Gospel by the Holy Spirit that truly makes it possible.

Through these, we can be like Jesus who endured mocking and beatings to bring us joy.

Versed: Matthew 5:9

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
Matthew 5:9, ESV

We should promote peace in our world, absolutely. The best way is through bringing others to peace with God by sharing the Gospel.