Hear and Obey

Luke 11 28

Verse of the Day:  Luke 11:28

He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”

It’s not enough just to hear the Word of God, you must also obey it. You must embrace it and put it into practice in your daily life. Let the Word of God settle into and transform your heart, mind and soul. Hear the Word, study the Word, obey the Word and it will be a blessing and a light unto your path.

Hearing from God

Romans 10 17

Verse of the Day:  Romans 10:17

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

We know God can speak to you and grow your faith through His Word when you read the Bible, when you hear a sermon and when you pray. But did you know He can also speak to you through other believers, through music, nature, even social media? We cannot confine or limit the ways in which God can speak to us. Have you ever been going through a rough time and you get into the car and at just the right moment a song comes on the radio that gives you the encouragement you needed? That’s God. Maybe a friend sent you an encouraging text or a Bible verse that you needed to be reminded of, that’s God. God is able to speak to you in many ways if you would only surround yourself with the things of God and put yourself in a position to be receptive to His voice.

Speak Up

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 31:8

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.

Speak up for the people who have no voice.  Stand up for the oppressed.  It’s our duty to help those who cannot help themselves.  We ought to go into the world and donate our time, money and resources for the poor, the destitute and the suffering.  We must be protectors of those who are unable to plead their own cause. It’s up to us to share the Gospel and demonstrate the teachings of Jesus to the people so they too may know the mercy, forgiveness and love of God.

O Holy Night

John 3 17

 

Verse of the Day:  John 3:17

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

 

The star was shining brightly in the City of David on the night the Savior was born. God sent His only Son to offer the grace of the gospel, eternal life and salvation, that the world through Him might be saved.  The birth of Christ, the Messiah, was proclaimed by angels to the shepherds who went to Bethlehem and found Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus lying in the manger. Take a moment to reflect on the greatest gift ever given, Jesus Christ our Savior.