Live Wisely

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Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 5:15-16

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

 

We are living in troubled times and it’s so easy to go astray from God’s ways. We need to live our lives conscientiously and with purpose. Jesus is your example of how to live a righteous and honorable life. Be diligent and wise in your decisions, making the most of every opportunity, always keeping your eyes focused on the Lord.  Ask God to give you the wisdom you need to make the right decisions in your daily life and He will gladly give it to you.

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The Fruit of Righteousness is Peace

Isaiah 32 17

 

Verse of the Day:  Isaiah 32:17

The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.

 

God’s presence in our lives changes everything.  When we submit to God’s will, He gives us a calmness and inner peace that nothing on the outside can take away.  We’ll have a quiet confidence that no matter what happens we know God is in control and we know that God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

The Indescribable Gift

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Verse of the Day:  2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

 

What God gives us through Christ is more valuable than any other present we could ever receive on Christmas day.  Through the gift of God’s only Son, Jesus Christ our Savior we have been given the gifts of forgiveness, peace, hope, love, righteousness, redemption, joy, victory, eternal life and so much more.  Thank Him today for His indescribable gift!

Brag About the Lord

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Verse of the Day:  Jeremiah 9:23-24

This is what the Lord says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord.

 

Your true wisdom and value is not found in your own understanding, power or riches.  It is found in knowing God and in salvation.  I cannot boast about anything I have but I can boast about knowing the Lord. I can boast about His kindness, justice and righteousness. Everything I have and everything I am is because of Him and because of His unfailing love and mercy.  If you’re going to brag about something, brag about the Lord.

Fear Not

 

 

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Verse of the Day:   Isaiah 41:10

Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

 

God is telling you not to be afraid because He is with you.  What better reassurance can you get?  God Himself is saying that you shouldn’t be frightened because He is your God and He’s going to be with you to strengthen you, help you and defend you not because you are righteous but because He is.  Knowing that God is on your side should make you fearless.

God Will See You Through It

Psalm 34 19

 

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 34:19

A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.

 

The Bible never says that we, as believers in Christ, will not have troubles or that our lives will be problem free.  However, it does say that though we may have troubles, the Lord will deliver us from them all.  This verse gives us hope and encouragement to know that when you go through something difficult God is always there to help you get through it.

He Sees and Hears You

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 34:15

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry

 

As believers in Jesus we have been made righteous through Christ on Calvary and not by our own doing.  We have, therefore, been adopted into the family of God the Father. We can rest assured that He watches over and protects us and when we cry out to Him we know He hears us.