“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14
“Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?” Hebrews 10:29
“For here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come.” Hebrews 13:14
For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. John 6:33
The Creation story is a controversial subject for many. Did it actually happen just as the first chapter in our Bible says? Did a God really breathe our universe into existence?
“And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” Exodus 3:14
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him. Isaiah 55:7
“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God.” John 1:29
For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. (James 4:14)
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. Psalm 55:17
The poor, oppressed, and hungry people mentioned in Matthew 5:1-12 are blessed because they are led to greater dependence on God through their circumstances.
“And the apostles said unto the Lord, ‘Increase our faith’.” Luke 17:5
He gave them power and authority over all devils, power to cure all diseases, and he sent them to preach the kingdom of God.
He is truly all we need. When life’s burdens come pressing in, turn to Him. He holds our lives in His hand.
He realized then that they were beyond human help, as the men surrounded him and that this family, and he, had only God to tum to.
The cost of discipleship is rising. Will you also go away? Or will you stay?
“To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” Ephesians
“Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?” Luke 12:6
“That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Thes. 1:12
“Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry” (vs. 22-23).
And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the Lord. Genesis 18:22
“Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.” John 6:67-68
“Try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1
“He that believeth on me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38
“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.” Matthew 6:9
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”
Let these thoughts warm you and move you to be a person “given to hospitality.” Establish your house as “the house of Christ.”
They will feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the strangers, clothe the poor, visit the sick, and nurture the captives.
You can talk to God right now and He will hear you. Pray, my friend! Pray! Prayer is the vibrant linkage between us and God.