Verse of the Day: 1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
No one is perfect and everyone has faults and quirks, but when we show genuine love and patience we overlook the things that frustrate and possibly even annoy us. When we are patient and kind we try our best to focus on the wonderful qualities of the people we love. Just like our heavenly Father is patient with us we should also be patient with those we love.
Verse of the Day: James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
God is good and every gift from Him is good and perfect. Think about all the good in your life, your job, your home, your family, it’s all a gift from God. Think about the spiritual gifts you’ve been given; they too are a gift from God. Now think about the greatest gift of all, the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, it all comes from our heavenly Father. As we go through this holiday season let’s not forget what it’s really about and remember to be grateful for all the gifts from our Father above.
Verse of the Day: Galatians 1:10
Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
We all fall into the trap of trying to please people, especially the people we love. But the truth is, the only one we really need to please is God. Don’t be negatively influenced by people who don’t know God, instead be strong in what you believe and why you believe it. By living a life that is focused on God’s truth and is pleasing to Him we will attract the right people into our lives.
Verse of the Day: Colossians 3:15
Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts and always be thankful.
Today I am thankful that I have God’s peace in my life. Not long ago, I was talking to a friend who was telling me about all the stress and drama in their life and afterward all I could think was, “Thank God I have peace in my life!” It wasn’t always this way though, through the years I’ve learned to trust in the Lord with all my heart and I’ve learned to let go and let Him have His way. I know that God is in control and the closer I draw to Him the more peace I have.
Verse of the Day: Proverbs 6:10-11
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest — and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.
Although we may be tempted to sleep in late, especially on a Monday, it’s time to rise and shine for another week of work. Laziness may sound good now but you’ll pay for it later. Whether we work outside of the home or not, we need to do our work diligently for the glory of the Lord.
Verse of the Day: Proverbs 19:11
A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.
Wise people are patient when others offend them, purposely or not. Don’t be so easily offended, instead show the offender God’s love and forgive them as God forgives your offenses. Hurt people, hurt people, wise people overlook offenses.
Verse of the Day: Matthew 7:12
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
People think the “Golden Rule” was made up by man, but it’s actually Biblical. It’s so basic and fundamental that we teach it to our children yet, we as adults sometimes forget the principle. Treat others with fairness and mercy just as you would like to be treated.