For Reading and Meditation: John 1:1-14
We ended yesterday by saying that the first step toward mental and spiritual health is self-renunciation and receptivity. I must be willing to acknowledge my need of Christ, stop striving to find happiness and instead receive Him into my life then, like the disciples we talked about the other day, I have reached the shore...
Bible Verses: John 1:1-14Matthew 13:1-23Acts 17:111 Thessalonians 2:13
GOD hath call us with a holy calling, to enjoy a holy Saviour, believe a holy Gospel, possess a holy nature, and walk in a holy way. All the provisions of free grace, all the promises of infinite love, and all the precepts of reigning holiness, unite to require us to be a holy people unto the Lord our God. We are to imitate the conduct of our God. He feeds His foes, loves His people, and always acts becoming His glorious character. Enemies will lie in wait to deceive you, errors will be...
Bible Verses: 1 Thessalonians 2:12
In the Christian life it is a question not only of what we hear but also of how we hear.
It is possible to hear the Word of God with an attitude of indifference. We can read the Bible as we would read any other book, seemingly unconcerned that the Almighty God is speaking to us in it.
We can hear with a critical attitude. Here we put human intellect above the Scriptures. We sit in judgment on the Bible instead of letting the...
Bible Verses: Isaiah 66:21 Thessalonians 2:13
You know how we exhorted … and charged every one of you … that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory. § You may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.You were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of...
Bible Verses: 1 Peter 1:151 Thessalonians 2:111 Thessalonians 2:121 Peter 2:9Ephesians 5:8Ephesians 5:9Ephesians 5:10Ephesians 5:11Philippians 1:11Matthew 5:161 Corinthians 10:31
My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight … but now My kingdom is not from here. § Waiting till His enemies are made His footstool.The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever! § You . . . have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth. § I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgement was committed to them. And they lived and...
Bible Verses: 1 Thessalonians 2:12John 18:36Hebrews 10:13Revelation 11:15Revelation 5:9Revelation 5:10Revelation 20:4Matthew 13:43Luke 12:32Luke 22:29Luke 22:30Matthew 6:10
There is none righteous, no, not one… There is none who does good, no, not one. § There is not a just man on earth who does good and does not sin. § How can he be pure who is born of a woman?Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me… Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.The Lord… has put away...
Bible Verses: Romans 3:23Romans 3:10Romans 3:12Ecclesiastes 7:20Job 25:4Hebrews 4:1Psalms 51:3Psalms 51:52 Samuel 12:13Romans 8:302 Corinthians 3:18Colossians 1:231 Thessalonians 2:12
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