Verse of the Day: Mark 10:45
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Even though Jesus was born King, by His own example He teaches us humility. The Bible says that Jesus did not come to be served but to serve. As ambassadors of Christ our lives should exemplify His traits and should reflect Christ in us. Let’s follow His example of humility by serving the less fortunate this holiday season and throughout the year. If you’re interested in volunteering your time you can find volunteer opportunities near you at http://www.volunteermatch.org.
Verse of the Day: 1 Samuel 15:22
But Samuel replied: “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
Worship is not just what you do in church on Sunday, it’s more than that it’s how you live your life every day. True worship is being obedient to God and His Word. It’s not just reading your Bible it’s applying what it says to your life. A true heart of worship is rooted in obedience and is pleasing to the Lord.
Verse of the Day: Micah 6:8
What does the Lord require of you? To do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
This is what God wants, for you to treat others fairly, behaving morally righteous, showing compassion and forgiveness even to those who don’t deserve it. Be respectful, gentle, and live modestly, not thinking too highly of yourself. You don’t always have to behave the way you feel, but you should always behave in a way that pleases God.
Verse of the Day: Luke 6:35
But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
God commands us to love our enemies, even the ungrateful. For some this may be harder than others, but if we are grounded in God’s love and mercy, we can move past the human nature and into the spiritual characteristic of Christ. Our heavenly Father has shown us great mercy and expects us to be kind to those who are ungrateful and wicked, not because they deserve it, but because we are striving to live a life that pleases Him.