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The past is NOT the Present...forgive and keep moving forward.

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Wednesday Aug 31, 2022

Don't Lean To Your Own Understanding   Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 17 helpful votes   Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 10 helpful votes   Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:1-35 ESV / 8 helpful votes   My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. ... Proverbs 3:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes   Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. Proverbs 3:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes   In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Revelation 2:1-29 ESV / 3 helpful votes   “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. ... 1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Philippians 4:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes   And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes   I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Romans 8:28 ESV / 3 helpful votes   And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. John 14:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 3:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Jeremiah 9:23-24 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.” Isaiah 3:1-26 ESV / 3 helpful votes   For behold, the Lord God of hosts is taking away from Jerusalem and from Judah support and supply, all support of bread, and all support of water; the mighty man and the soldier, the judge and the prophet, the diviner and the elder, the captain of fifty and the man of rank, the counselor and the skillful magician and the expert in charms. And I will make boys their princes, and infants shall rule over them. And the people will oppress one another, every one his fellow and every one his neighbor; the youth will be insolent to the elder, and the despised to the honorable. ... Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes   A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. Proverbs 5:1-23 ESV / 3 helpful votes   My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding, that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge. For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil, but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol; ... Proverbs 4:1-27 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. ... Proverbs 3:5-8 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. Proverbs 2:1-22 ESV / 3 helpful votes   My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. ... Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ... Revelation 3:1-22 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you. Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not soiled their garments, and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy. The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels. ... 1 John 2:1-29 ESV / 2 helpful votes   My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: ... 1 Peter 2:1-25 ESV / 2 helpful votes   So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ... James 1:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. Hebrews 12:5-6 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.” 2 Timothy 3:1-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. ... 1 Timothy 2:1-15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, ... 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring. This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering— ... 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Philippians 4:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 4:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes   They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. 1 Corinthians 8:1-2 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. 1 Corinthians 7:1-40 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. ... 1 Corinthians 3:18-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. ... Romans 12:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Romans 6:1-23 ESV / 2 helpful votes   What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. ... Acts 28:1-31 ESV / 2 helpful votes   After we were brought safely through, we then learned that the island was called Malta. The native people showed us unusual kindness, for they kindled a fire and welcomed us all, because it had begun to rain and was cold. When Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and put them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened on his hand. When the native people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer. Though he has escaped from the sea, Justice has not allowed him to live.” He, however, shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm. ... Acts 1:1-26 ESV / 2 helpful votes   In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” ... John 3:16-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 3:1-36 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. ... Matthew 19:1-30 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from Galilee and entered the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. And large crowds followed him, and he healed them there. And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?” He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? ... Matthew 6:33 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:25-34 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. ... Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ... Zechariah 4:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 10:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes   I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps. Isaiah 14:1-32 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For the Lord will have compassion on Jacob and will again choose Israel, and will set them in their own land, and sojourners will join them and will attach themselves to the house of Jacob. And the peoples will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them in the Lord's land as male and female slaves. They will take captive those who were their captors, and rule over those who oppressed them. When the Lord has given you rest from your pain and turmoil and the hard service with which you were made to serve, you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon: “How the oppressor has ceased, the insolent fury ceased! The Lord has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of rulers, ... Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; ... Proverbs 31:1-31 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him: What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows? Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink, lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and pervert the rights of all the afflicted. ... Proverbs 28:26 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered. Proverbs 28:25 ESV / 2 helpful votes   A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched. Proverbs 22:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes   That your trust may be in the Lord, I have made them known to you today, even to you. Proverbs 19:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way. Proverbs 18:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. Proverbs 16:25 ESV / 2 helpful votes   There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Proverbs 16:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 12:1-28 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of evil devices he condemns. No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved. An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones. The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. ... Proverbs 2:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; Psalm 116:1-19 ESV / 2 helpful votes   I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish. Then I called on the name of the Lord: “O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!” Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful. ... Psalm 89:1-52 ESV / 2 helpful votes   A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.” You have said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have sworn to David my servant: ‘I will establish your offspring forever, and build your throne for all generations.’” Selah Let the heavens praise your wonders, O Lord, your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones! ... Psalm 86:1-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   A Prayer of David. Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. ... Psalm 69:1-36 ESV / 2 helpful votes   To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. Of David. Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me. I am weary with my crying out; my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God. More in number than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without cause; mighty are those who would destroy me, those who attack me with lies. What I did not steal must I now restore? O God, you know my folly; the wrongs I have done are not hidden from you. ... Psalm 57:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame him who tramples on me. Selah God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness! Psalm 37:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. Psalm 37:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Job 13:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face. Job 1:1-22 ESV / 2 helpful votes   There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. There were born to him seven sons and three daughters. He possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys, and very many servants, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the east. His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did continually. ... 2 Kings 1:1-18 ESV / 2 helpful votes   After the death of Ahab, Moab rebelled against Israel. Now Ahaziah fell through the lattice in his upper chamber in Samaria, and lay sick; so he sent messengers, telling them, “Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover from this sickness.” But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, “Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say to them, ‘Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are going to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron? Now therefore thus says the Lord, You shall not come down from the bed to which you have gone up, but you shall surely die.’” So Elijah went. The messengers returned to the king, and he said to them, “Why have you returned?” ... 2 Samuel 11:1-27 ESV / 2 helpful votes   In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel. And they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king's house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful. And David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, “Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?” So David sent messengers and took her, and she came to him, and he lay with her. (Now she had been purifying herself from her uncleanness.) Then she returned to her house. And the woman conceived, and she sent and told David, “I am pregnant.” ... 2 Samuel 1:1-27 ESV / 2 helpful votes   After the death of Saul, when David had returned from striking down the Amalekites, David remained two days in Ziklag. And on the third day, behold, a man came from Saul's camp, with his clothes torn and dirt on his head. And when he came to David, he fell to the ground and paid homage. David said to him, “Where do you come from?” And he said to him, “I have escaped from the camp of Israel.” And David said to him, “How did it go? Tell me.” And he answered, “The people fled from the battle, and also many of the people have fallen and are dead, and Saul and his son Jonathan are also dead.” Then David said to the young man who told him, “How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?” ... 1 Samuel 25:1-44 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now Samuel died. And all Israel assembled and mourned for him, and they buried him in his house at Ramah. Then David rose and went down to the wilderness of Paran. And there was a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel. The man was very rich; he had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. He was shearing his sheep in Carmel. Now the name of the man was Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail. The woman was discerning and beautiful, but the man was harsh and badly behaved; he was a Calebite. David heard in the wilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep. So David sent ten young men. And David said to the young men, “Go up to Carmel, and go to Nabal and greet him in my name. ... Numbers 1:1-54 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying, “Take a census of all the congregation of the people of Israel, by clans, by fathers' houses, according to the number of names, every male, head by head. From twenty years old and upward, all in Israel who are able to go to war, you and Aaron shall list them, company by company. And there shall be with you a man from each tribe, each man being the head of the house of his fathers. And these are the names of the men who shall assist you. From Reuben, Elizur the son of Shedeur; ... Leviticus 11:1-47 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, These are the living things that you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth. Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat. Nevertheless, among those that chew the cud or part the hoof, you shall not eat these: The camel, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. ... Genesis 1:29 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 2 helpful votes   In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ... Genesis 1:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Tuesday Aug 30, 2022

Spiritual Gifts   Romans 12:6-8 ESV / 462 helpful votes   Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. 1 Peter 4:10-11 ESV / 391 helpful votes   As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 ESV / 297 helpful votes   Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, ... 1 Corinthians 12:1-31 ESV / 237 helpful votes   Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; ... Ephesians 4:11-16 ESV / 189 helpful votes   And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, ... 1 Corinthians 12:7 ESV / 175 helpful votes   To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. Romans 12:3-8 ESV / 172 helpful votes   For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; ... 2 Timothy 1:6-7 ESV / 157 helpful votes   For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Ephesians 4:11 ESV / 148 helpful votes   And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 114 helpful votes   And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. Acts 1:8 ESV / 113 helpful votes   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.” 1 Corinthians 12:1 ESV / 110 helpful votes   Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. Romans 12:6 ESV / 106 helpful votes   Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 1 Peter 4:10 ESV / 104 helpful votes   As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: 1 Corinthians 12:27-28 ESV / 101 helpful votes   Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. Romans 1:11 ESV / 99 helpful votes   For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— 1 Corinthians 12:28 ESV / 90 helpful votes   And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. Ephesians 4:11-13 ESV / 87 helpful votes   And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, Romans 12:1-21 ESV / 87 helpful votes   I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. ... Romans 12:4-5 ESV / 79 helpful votes   For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 1 Corinthians 12:4 ESV / 78 helpful votes   Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 1 Corinthians 12:11 ESV / 74 helpful votes   All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. 1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV / 72 helpful votes   So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 14:1 ESV / 71 helpful votes   Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. 2 Timothy 1:6 ESV / 67 helpful votes   For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, Ephesians 4:12-13 ESV / 67 helpful votes   To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, Romans 12:8 ESV / 66 helpful votes   The one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Exodus 31:1-6 ESV / 66 helpful votes   The Lord said to Moses, “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft. ... 1 Timothy 4:14 ESV / 63 helpful votes   Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. 1 Corinthians 12:1-14:40 ESV / 63 helpful votes   Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; ... Ephesians 4:1-32 ESV / 61 helpful votes   I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, ... 1 Corinthians 1:7 ESV / 58 helpful votes   So that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, James 1:17 ESV / 57 helpful votes   Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 ESV / 56 helpful votes   Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 51 helpful votes   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 1 Corinthians 12:30 ESV / 51 helpful votes   Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? Matthew 25:14-30 ESV / 51 helpful votes   “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money. ... 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 ESV / 49 helpful votes   Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; ... 1 Corinthians 14:1-40 ESV / 48 helpful votes   Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church. Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up. ... 1 Corinthians 12:10 ESV / 48 helpful votes   To another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 ESV / 48 helpful votes   For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 1 Corinthians 7:7 ESV / 48 helpful votes   I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another. Romans 12:3 ESV / 48 helpful votes   For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. Romans 11:29 ESV / 47 helpful votes   For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. 1 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 43 helpful votes   To another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, Joel 2:28-30 ESV / 43 helpful votes   “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit. “And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. 1 Corinthians 13:10 ESV / 42 helpful votes   But when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 1 Corinthians 12:18 ESV / 42 helpful votes   But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 1 Corinthians 12:31 ESV / 38 helpful votes   But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way. 1 Corinthians 8:1 ESV / 38 helpful votes   Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 37 helpful votes   For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 37 helpful votes   If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ... 1 Corinthians 12:8 ESV / 37 helpful votes   For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, Jeremiah 1:4-6 ESV / 37 helpful votes   Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.” Romans 12:7 ESV / 36 helpful votes   If service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 1 Peter 4:11 ESV / 35 helpful votes   Whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV / 35 helpful votes   If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. Luke 11:11-13 ESV / 35 helpful votes   What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” 1 Corinthians 13:8 ESV / 34 helpful votes   Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 ESV / 34 helpful votes   If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 14:12 ESV / 33 helpful votes   So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church. 1 Corinthians 12:28-31 ESV / 33 helpful votes   And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way. Matthew 25:15 ESV / 33 helpful votes   To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 32 helpful votes   For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Ephesians 4:11-12 ESV / 32 helpful votes   And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 1 Corinthians 12:27-31 ESV / 31 helpful votes   Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way. Luke 12:48 ESV / 31 helpful votes   But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more. James 3:1 ESV / 30 helpful votes   Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. 1 Corinthians 13:3 ESV / 30 helpful votes   If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 12:6 ESV / 30 helpful votes   And there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 30 helpful votes   When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ... Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 29 helpful votes   For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 1 Peter 4:1-19 ESV / 28 helpful votes   Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you; but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. ... Ephesians 4:12 ESV / 28 helpful votes   To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 1 Corinthians 14:3 ESV / 28 helpful votes   On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. Exodus 35:10 ESV / 28 helpful votes   “Let every skillful craftsman among you come and make all that the Lord has commanded: Hebrews 2:4 ESV / 27 helpful votes   While God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will. 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 ESV / 27 helpful votes   To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. 1 Corinthians 12:13 ESV / 26 helpful votes   For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:3 ESV / 26 helpful votes   Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit. John 6:44 ESV / 25 helpful votes   No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. 1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 24 helpful votes   But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, 1 Corinthians 12:12 ESV / 24 helpful votes   For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. Matthew 5:14-16 ESV / 24 helpful votes   “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Hebrews 3:13 ESV / 23 helpful votes   But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. Ephesians 4:7-8 ESV / 22 helpful votes   But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift. Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.” Romans 3:23 ESV / 22 helpful votes   For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Hebrews 6:11 ESV / 21 helpful votes   And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, 1 Corinthians 12:27 ESV / 20 helpful votes   Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. John 3:16-17 ESV / 20 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Psalm 139:1-24 ESV / 20 helpful votes   To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. ... Psalm 34:4 ESV / 20 helpful votes   I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. 1 Peter 4:9-10 ESV / 19 helpful votes   Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: 2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 19 helpful votes   All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. Ephesians 1:22-23 ESV / 19 helpful votes   And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. 1 Corinthians 12:4-14 ESV / 19 helpful votes   Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, ... Matthew 25:24-30 ESV / 19 helpful votes   He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’ But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. ... Galatians 5:22 ESV / 18 helpful votes   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, Acts 2:38 ESV / 18 helpful votes   And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 14:39 ESV / 17 helpful votes   So, my brothers, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.

Saturday Aug 27, 2022

God Is Our Shelter   Isaiah 25:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes   For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall, Psalm 18:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes   The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Mark 5:1-43 ESV / 3 helpful votes   They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones. ... Matthew 8:1-34 ESV / 3 helpful votes   When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to them.” When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, ... Nahum 1:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes   The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him. Jeremiah 16:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes   O Lord, my strength and my stronghold, my refuge in the day of trouble, to you shall the nations come from the ends of the earth and say: “Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, worthless things in which there is no profit. Isaiah 17:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes   For you have forgotten the God of your salvation and have not remembered the Rock of your refuge; therefore, though you plant pleasant plants and sow the vine-branch of a stranger, Isaiah 12:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes   “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” Psalm 95:1-11 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. ... Psalm 91:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes   I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 61:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes   For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. Psalm 9:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes   The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. 2 Samuel 22:31 ESV / 3 helpful votes   This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. 2 Samuel 22:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes   My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. 2 Samuel 22:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes   He said, “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, Genesis 15:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes   After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” Philippians 4:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes   I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 5:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 3:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, John 9:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 8:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 7:37 ESV / 2 helpful votes   On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. John 7:2-39 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now the Jews' Feast of Booths was at hand. So his brothers said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples also may see the works you are doing. For no one works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.” For not even his brothers believed in him. Jesus said to them, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always here. ... John 3:16-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 1:1-9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ... Luke 2:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Mark 13:1-37 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!” And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?” And Jesus began to say to them, “See that no one leads you astray. ... Mark 11:1-33 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.’” And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. And some of those standing there said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” ... Mark 10:1-52 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And he left there and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan, and crowds gathered to him again. And again, as was his custom, he taught them. And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.” And Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. ... Mark 6:1-56 ESV / 2 helpful votes   He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.” And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. ... Matthew 6:1-34 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. ... Joel 3:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The Lord roars from Zion, and utters his voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth quake. But the Lord is a refuge to his people, a stronghold to the people of Israel. Isaiah 32:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Each will be like a hiding place from the wind, a shelter from the storm, like streams of water in a dry place, like the shade of a great rock in a weary land. Isaiah 4:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes   There will be a booth for shade by day from the heat, and for a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain. Proverbs 29:25 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe. Proverbs 18:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. Proverbs 14:26 ESV / 2 helpful votes   In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge. Psalm 121:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. Psalm 121:1-8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. ... Psalm 119:114 ESV / 2 helpful votes   You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word. Psalm 118:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. Psalm 110:1-7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   A Psalm of David. The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” The Lord sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your enemies! Your people will offer themselves freely on the day of your power, in holy garments; from the womb of the morning, the dew of your youth will be yours. The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.” The Lord is at your right hand; he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath. ... Psalm 99:1-9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The Lord reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake! The Lord is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples. Let them praise your great and awesome name! Holy is he! The King in his might loves justice. You have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob. Exalt the Lord our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he! ... Psalm 98:1-9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   A Psalm. Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The Lord has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! ... Psalm 97:1-12 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad! Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. Fire goes before him and burns up his adversaries all around. His lightnings light up the world; the earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. ... Psalm 96:1-13 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth! Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the Lord made the heavens. ... Psalm 93:1-5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting. The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring. Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the Lord on high is mighty! Your decrees are very trustworthy; holiness befits your house, O Lord, forevermore. Psalm 91:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my refuge— Psalm 91:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes   He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ... Psalm 91:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 90:1-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. You return man to dust and say, “Return, O children of man!” For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night. You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning: ... Psalm 71:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   I have been as a portent to many, but you are my strong refuge. Psalm 62:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah Psalm 59:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress. Psalm 47:1-9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth. He subdued peoples under us, and nations under our feet. He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. ... Psalm 46:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 37:39 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; he is their stronghold in the time of trouble. Psalm 36:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 32:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah Psalm 23:1-3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Psalm 17:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings, Psalm 3:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. Psalm 2:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him. Psalm 2:1-12 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, ... Job 1:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And he said, “Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” Deuteronomy 33:29 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Happy are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord, the shield of your help, and the sword of your triumph! Your enemies shall come fawning to you, and you shall tread upon their backs.” Deuteronomy 32:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he. Deuteronomy 31:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 16:13-15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “You shall keep the Feast of Booths seven days, when you have gathered in the produce from your threshing floor and your winepress. You shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant, the Levite, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow who are within your towns. For seven days you shall keep the feast to the Lord your God at the place that the Lord will choose, because the Lord your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you will be altogether joyful. Numbers 29:12-40 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “On the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work, and you shall keep a feast to the Lord seven days. And you shall offer a burnt offering, a food offering, with a pleasing aroma to the Lord, thirteen bulls from the herd, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old; they shall be without blemish; and their grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil, three tenths of an ephah for each of the thirteen bulls, two tenths for each of the two rams, and a tenth for each of the fourteen lambs; also one male goat for a sin offering, besides the regular burnt offering, its grain offering and its drink offering. ... Leviticus 23:34-43 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, On the fifteenth day of this seventh month and for seven days is the Feast of Booths to the Lord. On the first day shall be a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work. For seven days you shall present food offerings to the Lord. On the eighth day you shall hold a holy convocation and present a food offering to the Lord. It is a solemn assembly; you shall not do any ordinary work. “These are the appointed feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim as times of holy convocation, for presenting to the Lord food offerings, burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings, each on its proper day, besides the Lord's Sabbaths and besides your gifts and besides all your vow offerings and besides all your freewill offerings, which you give to the Lord. ... Exodus 20:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “You shall not murder. Genesis 3:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”

Friday Aug 26, 2022

Confess You Sins   1 John 1:9 ESV / 20 helpful votes   If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. James 5:16 ESV / 17 helpful votes   Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. Proverbs 28:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes   Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Acts 19:18 ESV / 6 helpful votes   Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices. Psalm 32:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes   I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah Psalm 32:1-11 ESV / 5 helpful votes   A Maskil of David. Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah ... 1 John 1:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes   If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. Romans 3:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes   For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, John 20:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes   If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.” Matthew 3:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes   And they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Leviticus 5:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes   When he realizes his guilt in any of these and confesses the sin he has committed, 1 John 4:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 1 John 4:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes   By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 1 John 2:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes   I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his name's sake. 1 John 1:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes   But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes   If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. James 4:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes   So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. 1 Timothy 2:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes   For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, Romans 10:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes   For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. Acts 3:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, Acts 2:38 ESV / 3 helpful votes   And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. John 20:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” John 12:43 ESV / 3 helpful votes   For they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God. Mark 1:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes   And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Matthew 10:32 ESV / 3 helpful votes   So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, Matthew 6:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes   And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. Matthew 5:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes   So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 1 John 3:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 1 John 3:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes   No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. 1 John 3:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 1 John 2:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. 1 John 2:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, 1 John 2:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes   He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 1:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes   If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:7-9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:1-10 ESV / 2 helpful votes   That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete. This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. ... James 5:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. James 5:15-16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. Hebrews 10:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. Titus 3:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 1 Timothy 6:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Colossians 3:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Philippians 3:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 2 Corinthians 5:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes   All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes   No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. Romans 14:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” Romans 10:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9-10 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. Romans 8:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 6:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes   We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. Acts 19:1-41 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They said, “Into John's baptism.” And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. ... Acts 16:31 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Acts 8:36-38 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. Acts 4:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” John 20:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. John 20:1-31 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. ... John 12:42 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; John 8:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes   She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”]] John 3:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 1:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. John 1:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Luke 17:3-4 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” Luke 16:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God. Luke 13:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Mark 2:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Mark 2:1-28 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them. And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” ... Matthew 18:15-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. Matthew 10:33 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 9:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he then said to the paralytic—“Rise, pick up your bed and go home.” Matthew 5:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:24 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Psalm 90:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence. Psalm 51:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. Psalm 51:1-19 ESV / 2 helpful votes   To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. ... Psalm 25:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For your name's sake, O Lord, pardon my guilt, for it is great. Psalm 19:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. Numbers 5:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   He shall confess his sin that he has committed. And he shall make full restitution for his wrong, adding a fifth to it and giving it to him to whom he did the wrong. Leviticus 26:40-42 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers in their treachery that they committed against me, and also in walking contrary to me, so that I walked contrary to them and brought them into the land of their enemies—if then their uncircumcised heart is humbled and they make amends for their iniquity, then I will remember my covenant with Jacob, and I will remember my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land. Leviticus 16:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the people of Israel, and all their transgressions, all their sins. And he shall put them on the head of the goat and send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who is in readiness.

Thursday Aug 25, 2022

Build Your Life On Gods Word   Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes   For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Colossians 3:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. John 1:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes   In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Matthew 7:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes   “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Psalm 119:105 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— 2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 3 helpful votes   All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes   All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, John 16:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes   When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. John 14:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 3:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 1:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes   And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. Matthew 24:35 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. Isaiah 40:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes   The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. Proverbs 16:25 ESV / 3 helpful votes   There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Psalm 119:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes   I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ... 1 John 1:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 Peter 2:1-25 ESV / 2 helpful votes   So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ... James 1:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. James 1:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. Hebrews 10:25 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 1:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. Colossians 3:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, Philippians 4:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes   I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Galatians 2:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes   I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 1 Corinthians 13:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Romans 15:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 10:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. Romans 8:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 6:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 5:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. Romans 3:23-24 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, Acts 4:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 2:41 ESV / 2 helpful votes   So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. Acts 2:38 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. John 17:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. John 15:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. John 12:48 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day. John 7:38 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” John 6:63 ESV / 2 helpful votes   It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. John 3:16-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 3:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 1:1-2 ESV / 2 helpful votes   In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. Mark 7:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.” Matthew 4:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes   So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 53:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Proverbs 30:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Psalm 119:160 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever. Psalm 119:130 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. Psalm 119:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. Psalm 33:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness. 1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

Tuesday Aug 23, 2022

People Are Not Your Enemy   Romans 12:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes   To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Luke 23:34 ESV / 6 helpful votes   And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. Proverbs 24:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes   Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles, Proverbs 16:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes   When a man's ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Romans 12:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes   Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Psalm 138:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes   Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me. Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 5 helpful votes   A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ... James 4:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Romans 12:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” Acts 7:60 ESV / 4 helpful votes   And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep. Matthew 5:44 ESV / 4 helpful votes   But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, Deuteronomy 20:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes   “When you go out to war against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and an army larger than your own, you shall not be afraid of them, for the Lord your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Exodus 23:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes   “But if you carefully obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries. Exodus 23:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes   If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying down under its burden, you shall refrain from leaving him with it; you shall rescue it with him. 1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1 Peter 3:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. James 4:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes   You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Ephesians 6:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 2 Corinthians 10:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes   For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. Romans 12:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. John 3:16-17 ESV / 3 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Matthew 5:43 ESV / 3 helpful votes   “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ Matthew 5:43-48 ESV / 3 helpful votes   “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? ... Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ... Proverbs 25:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes   If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink, Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 3 helpful votes   He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ... Psalm 35:1-28 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Of David. Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me! Take hold of shield and buckler and rise for my help! Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers! Say to my soul, “I am your salvation!” Let them be put to shame and dishonor who seek after my life! Let them be turned back and disappointed who devise evil against me! Let them be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the Lord driving them away! ... Psalm 18:48 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Who delivered me from my enemies; yes, you exalted me above those who rose against me; you rescued me from the man of violence. Job 31:29 ESV / 3 helpful votes   “If I have rejoiced at the ruin of him who hated me, or exulted when evil overtook him 1 Samuel 26:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Then Saul said, “I have sinned. Return, my son David, for I will no more do you harm, because my life was precious in your eyes this day. Behold, I have acted foolishly, and have made a great mistake.” Leviticus 26:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes   I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid. And I will remove harmful beasts from the land, and the sword shall not go through your land. Revelation 21:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” Revelation 1:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 1 John 4:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 3:11-24 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous. Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you. We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. ... 1 John 2:28-3:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him. See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. ... 1 John 2:15-27 ESV / 2 helpful votes   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 in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us. ... 2 Peter 2:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 2 Timothy 3:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV / 2 helpful votes   First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 1 Timothy 1:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes   This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, 2 Thessalonians 3:16-18 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all. I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. This is the sign of genuineness in every letter of mine; it is the way I write. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:1-24 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, ... Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Romans 12:14-21 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. ... Romans 8:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Luke 23:33-34 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. Luke 10:25-37 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” ... Luke 6:35 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Luke 6:27 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, Luke 6:27-28 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. Luke 6:27-36 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. ... Mark 11:25 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” Matthew 26:50 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you came to do.” Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus and seized him. Matthew 26:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, Matthew 7:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Matthew 5:48 ESV / 2 helpful votes   You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:45 ESV / 2 helpful votes   So that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. Matthew 5:38-39 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. Matthew 5:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. Matthew 5:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Matthew 5:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matthew 4:1-25 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple ... Isaiah 59:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes   So they shall fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun; for he will come like a rushing stream, which the wind of the Lord drives. Proverbs 25:21-22 ESV / 2 helpful votes   If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink, for you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you. Proverbs 24:17-18 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles, lest the Lord see it and be displeased, and turn away his anger from him. Psalm 136:24 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And rescued us from our foes, for his steadfast love endures forever; Psalm 109:2-5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues. They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause. In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer. So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love. Psalm 109:1-31 ESV / 2 helpful votes   To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Be not silent, O God of my praise! For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues. They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause. In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer. So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love. ... Psalm 71:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For my enemies speak concerning me; those who watch for my life consult together Psalm 69:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes   More in number than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without cause; mighty are those who would destroy me, those who attack me with lies. What I did not steal must I now restore? Psalm 60:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes   With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes. Psalm 59:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   O my Strength, I will watch for you, for you, O God, are my fortress. Psalm 57:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes   They set a net for my steps; my soul was bowed down. They dug a pit in my way, but they have fallen into it themselves. Selah Psalm 55:1-23 ESV / 2 helpful votes   To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David. Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy! Attend to me, and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and I moan, because of the noise of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked. For they drop trouble upon me, and in anger they bear a grudge against me. My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen upon me. Fear and trembling come upon me, and horror overwhelms me. ... Psalm 46:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 40:13-15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me! O Lord, make haste to help me! Let those be put to shame and disappointed altogether who seek to snatch away my life; let those be turned back and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt! Let those be appalled because of their shame who say to me, “Aha, Aha!” Psalm 37:1-5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. Psalm 23:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Psalm 18:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 17:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Wondrously show your steadfast love, O Savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand. Job 31:30 ESV / 2 helpful votes   (I have not let my mouth sin by asking for his life with a curse), Job 31:29-30 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “If I have rejoiced at the ruin of him who hated me, or exulted when evil overtook him (I have not let my mouth sin by asking for his life with a curse), Ezra 8:31 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Then we departed from the river Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go to Jerusalem. The hand of our God was on us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy and from ambushes by the way. 1 Samuel 12:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And the Lord sent Jerubbaal and Barak and Jephthah and Samuel and delivered you out of the hand of your enemies on every side, and you lived in safety. Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 28:15-68 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “But if you will not obey the voice of the Lord your God or be careful to do all his commandments and his statutes that I command you today, then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you. Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the field. Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. Cursed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out. ... Deuteronomy 28:1-68 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. ... Deuteronomy 2:1-37 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Then we turned and journeyed into the wilderness in the direction of the Red Sea, as the Lord told me. And for many days we traveled around Mount Seir. Then the Lord said to me, ‘You have been traveling around this mountain country long enough. Turn northward and command the people, “You are about to pass through the territory of your brothers, the people of Esau, who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you. So be very careful. Do not contend with them, for I will not give you any of their land, no, not so much as for the sole of the foot to tread on, because I have given Mount Seir to Esau as a possession. ... Leviticus 19:31 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God. Exodus 23:4-5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall bring it back to him. If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying down under its burden, you shall refrain from leaving him with it; you shall rescue it with him. Exodus 23:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall bring it back to him.

Wednesday Aug 17, 2022

Fruit Of Your Labor   Proverbs 5:1-23 ESV / 4 helpful votes   My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding, that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge. For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil, but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol; ... Psalm 128:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes   You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Psalm 128:1-6 ESV / 3 helpful votes   A Song of Ascents. Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord. The Lord bless you from Zion! May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life! ... 1 Peter 2:1-25 ESV / 2 helpful votes   So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ... Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. 1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 1 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control. Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, Acts 2:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. John 3:1-36 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. ... Proverbs 6:1-35 ESV / 2 helpful votes   My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger, if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten, and plead urgently with your neighbor. Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber; save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler. ... Proverbs 5:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Should your springs be scattered abroad, streams of water in the streets? Proverbs 5:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well. Proverbs 5:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol; Psalm 127:3-5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. 2 Chronicles 17:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And the fear of the Lord fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah, and they made no war against Jehoshaphat. Deuteronomy 28:1-68 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. ... Genesis 1:26 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Monday Aug 15, 2022

God Laughs   Psalm 2:1-12 ESV / 67 helpful votes   Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, ... Psalm 37:13 ESV / 63 helpful votes   But the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming. Psalm 2:4 ESV / 60 helpful votes   He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Psalm 59:8 ESV / 51 helpful votes   But you, O Lord, laugh at them; you hold all the nations in derision. Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 35 helpful votes   The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. Proverbs 1:26-28 ESV / 29 helpful votes   I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when terror strikes you, when terror strikes you like a storm and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me. Ecclesiastes 3:4 ESV / 26 helpful votes   A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 22 helpful votes   A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Psalm 2:4-8 ESV / 21 helpful votes   He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, “As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.” I will tell of the decree: The Lord said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession. Psalm 2:1-6 ESV / 20 helpful votes   Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, ... Psalm 126:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes   Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” Luke 6:21 ESV / 16 helpful votes   “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. Genesis 21:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes   And Sarah said, “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me.” Proverbs 1:26 ESV / 12 helpful votes   I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when terror strikes you, Psalm 37:12-13 ESV / 11 helpful votes   The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him, but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming. Job 8:21 ESV / 11 helpful votes   He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting. Proverbs 15:15 ESV / 8 helpful votes   All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast. Proverbs 14:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes   Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief. James 5:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes   Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Psalm 118:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes   This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Ecclesiastes 7:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes   For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fools; this also is vanity. Proverbs 31:25 ESV / 5 helpful votes   Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. Proverbs 15:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes   A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed. Psalm 59:7-8 ESV / 5 helpful votes   There they are, bellowing with their mouths with swords in their lips— for “Who,” they think, “will hear us?” But you, O Lord, laugh at them; you hold all the nations in derision. Psalm 16:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes   You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Job 5:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes   At destruction and famine you shall laugh, and shall not fear the beasts of the earth. Genesis 21:6-7 ESV / 5 helpful votes   And Sarah said, “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me.” And she said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.” John 11:35 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Jesus wept. John 3:16-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Habakkuk 1:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes   At kings they scoff, and at rulers they laugh. They laugh at every fortress, for they pile up earth and take it. Genesis 18:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes   The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ Luke 1:37 ESV / 3 helpful votes   For nothing will be impossible with God.” Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ... Isaiah 32:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes   For the fool speaks folly, and his heart is busy with iniquity, to practice ungodliness, to utter error concerning the Lord, to leave the craving of the hungry unsatisfied, and to deprive the thirsty of drink. Genesis 1:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes   So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Friday Aug 12, 2022

Unshakable   Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes   For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, Acts 8:30 ESV / 5 helpful votes   So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” John 13:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes   If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. 1 John 2:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes   But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him. John 14:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 3 helpful votes   If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ... John 3:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Genesis 9:1-29 ESV / 3 helpful votes   And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: from every beast I will require it and from man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man. ... Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:1-40 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. ... Ephesians 2:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Galatians 2:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified. Romans 3:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, John 6:53 ESV / 2 helpful votes   So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. John 3:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. Luke 10:25-37 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” ... Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 2 helpful votes   A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Monday Aug 08, 2022

Let Us Reason   Isaiah 1:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes   “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 5 helpful votes   In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ... Titus 1:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes   He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. 1 John 1:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes   If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Titus 2:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes   But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Galatians 3:28 ESV / 3 helpful votes   There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. John 14:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 1:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes   In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 3 helpful votes   The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. ... Proverbs 14:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes   There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Genesis 2:1-25 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, ... Jude 1:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. 1 John 4:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, 1 Peter 3:1-22 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, ... 1 Peter 1:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. James 5:14-15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Hebrews 9:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. Hebrews 6:1-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And this we will do if God permits. For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, ... Titus 1:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes   This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, 2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But test everything; hold fast what is good. Ephesians 2:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes   In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 1 Corinthians 2:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 2 helpful votes   I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Acts 26:25 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But Paul said, “I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking true and rational words. Acts 17:26 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, Acts 17:1-34 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ.” And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a great many of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women. But the Jews were jealous, and taking some wicked men of the rabble, they formed a mob, set the city in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring them out to the crowd. ... Acts 11:26 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians. John 14:1-31 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” ... John 8:1-59 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” ... John 3:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Matthew 26:64 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Jesus said to him, “You have said so. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.” Matthew 19:1-30 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from Galilee and entered the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. And large crowds followed him, and he healed them there. And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?” He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? ... Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Proverbs 2:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; Psalm 119:105 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 90:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Genesis 2:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. Genesis 1:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Genesis 1:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

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