Saturday, October 03, 2015

You too can be a Good Samaritan.

“And who is my neighbor?”
Jesus replied,  “A man fell victim to robbers."

"A priest happened to be going down that road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.
Likewise a Levite came to the place, and when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.
But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight."

"Which of these three, in your opinion,
was neighbor to the robbers’ victim?”
He answered, “The one who treated him with mercy.”
Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”  (Luke 10:25-37 RM)

Friday, October 02, 2015

Jesus became a perfect Man through suffering

God made His Son Jesus a perfect Man through suffering.

"God, for whom and through whom everything was made, chose to bring many children into glory. And it was only right that he should make Jesus, through his suffering, a perfect leader, fit to bring them into their salvation."
(Hebrews 2:10 NLT)

"Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?"  (Hebrews 12:7 NIV)

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Do not forsake the Eternal Father who nourished you.

He who brought disaster upon you will bring you back with enduring joy.

The Lord listens to the poor.

“See, you lowly ones, and be glad;
you who seek God, may your hearts revive, for the LORD hears the poor, and his own who are in bonds he spurns not.
Let the heavens and the earth praise him, the seas and whatever moves in them!”

The Lord listens to the poor.

"For God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah.
They shall dwell in the land and own it, and the descendants of his servants shall inherit it,
and those who love his name shall inhabit it.

The Lord listens to the poor.
(Psalm 69: 33-35, 36-37 RM)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Lord has put His angel in charge of you

The Lord has put his angels in charge of you, to guard you in all your ways.

 “See, I am sending an angel before you to protect you on your journey and lead you safely to the place I have prepared for you.  Pay close attention to him, and obey his instructions. Do not rebel against him, for he is my representative, and he will not forgive your rebellion.

But if you are careful to obey him, following all my instructions, then I will be an enemy to your enemies, and I will oppose those who oppose you.-
(Exodus 23:20-22 NLT)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Joy of the Lord is our Strength

“Don’t mourn or weep on such a day as this! For today is a sacred day before the LORD your God.”

For the people had all been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law. And Nehemiah continued, “Go and celebrate with a feast of rich foods and sweet drinks, and share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared. This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the LORD is your strength!”
(Nehemiah 8:9-10 NLT)

Monday, September 28, 2015

You come. No excuses. No procrastination.

"Come.  Follow me."   What are your excuses?

"I'm ready to follow you, Master, but first excuse me while I get things straightened out at home."

"Jesus said, "No procrastination. No backward looks. You can't put God's kingdom off till tomorrow. Seize the day."  (Luke 9: 61 -  62 MSG)

"They all began making excuses."  (Luke 4: 18 NLT)

Sunday, September 27, 2015

We can shame our Accuser

See how we overcome our Accuser.

"The accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth— the one who accuses them before our God day and night.   

And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die."
(Revelation 12: 10 - 11 NLT)