Love

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com "Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud  or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.  It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.  Love never gives up, never loses …

Old vs New Nature

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander …

Don’t Get Involved

Photo by August de Richelieu on Pexels.com "Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.  Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those …

God’s Call to Love Others

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Execute true justice, Show mercy and compassion Everyone to his brother.  Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, The alien or the poor. Let none of you plan evil in his heart Against his brother’ - Zechariah 7:9-10, NKJV How we treat others is very important to God. He doesn't ask …

Fear and Wisdom

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom - Psalm 111:10 What does it mean to "fear" the Lord? Does it mean to be terrified of Him? No. It means to be in reverence of Him (to have and show the utmost respect) and who wouldn't be once they come to know Him? The psalmist actually gives us some …

What God Requires of Us

Now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, to keep the commandments of the Lord and His statutes which I am commanding you today for your good? - …

Love in Action

In John 13:2-17 Jesus washed twelve pairs of dirty feet. Why? He wanted to teach the disciples about serving those whom you love. Words of love are meaningless without actions to accompany them. He wanted them to love each other as He loved them and part of that love is willingly serving each other. Jesus …

Tired

Photo by A. Noni Mouse Tired of taking care of a family whose ingratitude knew no bounds, she decided that after she finished the housework, the cooking, the laundry and the ironing, she was going to pack her bags and go and stay at her sister’s place.  She’d watched her mother waiting hand and foot …

Neighbor

Photo by Todd Foltz “Why are you being so nice to me?” The woman asked the black teenager as she unpacked the groceries.  She had hurt her ankle in a fall and was told to rest it for a week. The girl, her neighbor, offered to assist her until she was fully recovered.  She was …

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