Posts Tagged ‘ World ’

VerseD: Acts 1:8

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Acts 1:8, ESV

Our purpose in life is to bring glory to God, and He has given us His Spirit to share the news of His love and grace to the whole world.

VerseD: John 15:2

Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

John 15:2 ESV

Do people see Jesus in us, or do they see the same thing as what the works looks like?

Does God see the change?

Ask God to make you like Jesus. There are consequences and rewards either way.

VerseD: Matthew 6:19

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal”

Matthew 6:19, ESV

When the world sees our lack of interest in material needs, they will wonder what intrigues us so much about Jesus.

We can have peace even when we lose everything or the economy is bad or the government is corrupt, and they will see.

VerseD: Ephesians 6:11

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

Ephesians 6:11, ESV

We may not be perfect nor able to attain perfection on our own, but clothing ourselves in Christ clothes us in His perfection and empowers us to combat the evils of this world and their god.

VerseD: 2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.

2 Thessalonians 3:3, ESV

By the power of the Word and the Holy Spirit, we are defended against the attacks of Satan and this world. Dig in and trust.

VerseD: Proverbs 13:20

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

Proverbs 13:20, ESV

We can choose to follow this world and its rejection of and rebellion to God, or we can follow God and His People – the Church – pursuing Christ, the Wosdom of God.

VerseD: 1 John 2:15-16

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.

1 John 2:15‭-‬16, ESV

We love the people in the world, but only with the love of God. We must love His Word, His commandments, and His gospel, not the pleasures and desires of this world.

VerseD: Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

Isaiah 43:2, ESV

God can save us from anything, but He protects and leads us especially through the persecutions of this world and from the flames of eternal torment.

Trust in the Son.

VerseD: Micah 7:18

Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love.

Micah 7:18, ESV

Of all the world religions, only one has a God who gave Himself to give us a way to eternal life and forgiveness, rather than our needing to earn our way.

Because He loves us.

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

The world promises lack of conflict (and rarely delivers even that.)

Christ gives us inner peace by His Holy Spirit, peace between each other (as we seek Him), and peace between us and God by His blood.