Saturday, November 07, 2015

The people who know their God shall always prevail

Do you know your God?  Do you know how He works?

"The LORD keeps faith forever,
 secures justice for the oppressed,
 gives food to the hungry.
The LORD sets captives free."

"The people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out  great  exploits."
(Dan 11:32 NKJV)

"The LORD gives sight to the blind.
 the LORD raises up those who were bowed down;
The LORD loves the just. the LORD protects strangers."

Eternal life is knowing God and Jesus Christ, His Son.  Eternal life starts here and now.  (John 17:3)

"The fatherless and the widow he sustains, but the way of the wicked he thwarts.
The LORD shall reign forever;
your God, O Zion, through all generations. Alleluia."
(Psalm 146)

Friday, November 06, 2015

Jesus versus the bank

Are you trying to serve two masters?

"No worker can serve two bosses:        He'll either hate the first and love the second.   Or adore the first and despise the second.   You can't serve both God and the Bank.
(Luke 16:13 MSG)

Thursday, November 05, 2015

There is a time to work and a time to account for work.

There is a time and season for everything.

"So the employer called him in and said, ‘What’s this I hear about you? Get your report in order, because you are going to be fired.’"
(Luke 16:2 NLT)

"All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.  He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left."
(Matthew 25:32-33 NLT)

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Come and rest from your burden

What burdens are causing you sleepless nights?

"Come to me and I will give you rest— all of you who work so hard beneath a heavy yoke. Wear my yoke — for it fits perfectly— and let me teach you; for I am gentle and humble, and you shall find rest for your souls; for I give you only light  burdens"  (Matthew 11: 28-29 TLB)

"Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord."
(Psalm 27:14 AMP)

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Don't be intimidated by the cost of discipleship. The reward is infinite.

Rejection of the cross is rejection of Jesus Christ.

"And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple."   (Luke 14:27 NLT)

"So no one can become my disciple unless he first sits down and counts his blessings — and then renounces them all for me."  (Luke 14: 33 TLB)

Monday, November 02, 2015

Rejoice in our confident hope

Let love be always sincere and hate what is evil.

"Never be lazy in your work, but serve the Lord enthusiastically."

"Be glad for all God is planning for you. Be patient in trouble, and prayerful always.  When God’s children are in need, you be the one to help them out. And get into the habit of inviting guests home for dinner or, if they need lodging, for the night."  (Romans 12: 11-13 TLB)

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Hope will never fail

Is your hope the type that never disappoints?

"And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady. 

Then, when that happens, we are able to hold our heads high no matter what happens and know that all is well, for we know how dearly God loves us, and we feel this warm love everywhere within us because God has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love."  (Romans 5: 4-5 TLB)