“So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me” (Ezekiel 33:7).
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” (1 John 5:4).
“For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment” (James 2:13)
“For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries” (1 Peter 4:3)
“If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men” (Romans 12:18).
“And Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD besides, that we might enquire of him? And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil” (1 Kings 22:7–8).
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: when I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches (Psalm 63:5–6)
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee (Hebrews 13:5).
Most people instinctively crave meaningful relationships. For some, this inner longing distorts reality, and subsequent wrong choices result in a lifetime of grief. For the authentic disciple of Jesus, God uses this divinely-placed, innate desire for relationship to His glory. Christians who live in close proximity to each other and frequently engage in worship and ministry leave a tremendous testimony. They harmoniously display to observers that they truly are a city set on a hill. Jesus said, in His kingdom mandate, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid” (Matthew 5:14). What does it take to experience real Christian community? First, it takes real Christianity,…
In today’s world, love is often misrepresented and undervalued to the point where many of us may have little idea what true love is. The Bible is not silent on this topic, and neither is the One who is the greatest expression of such love. That One, of course, is Jesus, of whom the Bible says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-17). Jesus said that love and obedience to Him are inextricably…
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:13–14)
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. (Revelation 4:11).
“If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? And if in the land of peace . . . how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?” (Jeremiah 12:5).
“He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised” (Luke 4:18-19).
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me”(Revelation 3:20).
“Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men” (1 Corinthians 1:25)
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
“I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting” (1 Timothy 2:8)
“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering” (Colossians 3:12, NKJV).
“Six days you shall labor and do all your work” (Exodus 20:9).
“Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain” (Proverbs 30:8-9).
“Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others” (Philippians 2:4).
“My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times” (Psalm 119:20).
“Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness” (Zephaniah 2:3a KJV).
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9).
“God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar” (Psalm 118:27).
“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ” (Ephesians 4:15).
“Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him” (I Samuel 1:17).
“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23
Godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6: 6