Romans 12: 9-13: “Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another, not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.” The highest form of love is agape. This is a self-sacrificial love. The greatest proof of the truth of the gospel message and of the reality of Jesus’ love is the love believers show to each other .
Psalm 24:1,2 – “The earth is the LORD’s and all it’s fullness, the world and those who dwell therein. For He has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the waters.” God is Sovereign over all He has created. God’s rule extends to all people, even those who do not acknowledge His power.
Luke 5: 29-32: “Then Levi gave Him a great feast in his own house. And there were a great number of tax collectors and others who sat down with them. And the scribes and Pharisees complained against His disciples, saying ‘Why do You eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?’ Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.'” Back in the day the issue of eating with sinners was sensitive in Judaism since some believed eating with such company conveyed acceptance of that person’s sins. Jesus was not saying that the Pharisees and scribes had no need of spiritual healing. Instead He was saying that only those who know their spiritual need can be treated. As self-righteous people the scribes and Pharisees, in their own eyes, did not need a doctor. Jesus’ mission, as is ours, was to call sinners to repentance. A humble approach to God for spiritual healing is the essence of repentance.
Psalm 3: 1-4: “LORD, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. Many are they who say of me, ‘there is no help for him in God.’ But you, O LORD, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the LORD with my voice, and He heard me from His holy hill.” God’s sustaining power provides “rest” for the weary Christian. When God is one’s protector, there is no need to fear. Have a great weekend my friends – love one another and appreciate your family. I’ll be offline for a few days – Blessings to all who read theWord!
Hebrews 10: 26, 27: ” For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.” The reference here is not to an occasional act of sin (which can be confessed and forgiven) but to a conscious rejection of God. To sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of truth is apostasy. If a Christian rejects God’s provision for his or her salvation, there is no other remedy for sins, since forgiveness of sins can only be found in Christ’s perfect sacrifice. With no hope of forgiveness, all that one can expect is judgment. Those who choose to disobey God become His adversaries.
Psalm 31: 1,2 – “In You, O LORD, I put my trust; let me never be ashamed; deliver me in Your righteousness. Bow down Your ear to me, deliver me speedily; be my rock of refuge, a fortress of defense to save me.” Nuff said,,,Praise be to Jehovah!