Thursday, April 30, 2009

Acknowledge the LORD God

Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other. Keep his decrees and commands, which I am giving you today, so that it may go well with you and your children after you and that you may live long in the land the LORD your God gives you for all time.

~ Deuteronomy 4:39-40

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

He is a Purifier

He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness,

~ Malachi 3:3

Your Faith...

These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

~ 1 Peter 1:7

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

When tested...

But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

~ Job 23:10

Monday, April 27, 2009

His Grace is Sufficient

But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

~ 2 Corinthians 12:9

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Like Him

Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.

~ 1 John 3:2

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Trials and Temptations

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.

~ James 1:2-8

Friday, April 24, 2009

Crucified with Christ

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

~ Galatians 2:20

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Light a Lamp

Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

~ Matthew 5:15-16

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Do the Will of God

"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

~ Matthew 7:21

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Friends Help

If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!

~ Ecclesiastes 4:10

Monday, April 20, 2009

Struggle Against...

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

~ Ephesians 6:12

Save me, O God...

Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me. I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.

~ Psalm 69:1-3

Sunday, April 19, 2009

God had mercy...

Indeed he was ill, and almost died. But God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, to spare me sorrow upon sorrow.

~ Philippians 2:27

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The God of All Comfort

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.

~ 2 Corinthians 1:3-6

Hard Pressed But Not Crushed

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.

~ 2 Corinthians 4:8-10

Friday, April 17, 2009

He Lives

“I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.”

~ Job 19:25

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pure Thoughts

“The Lord detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to Him.”

~ Proverbs 15:26

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Serve the Lord

“Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, but as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.”

~ Joshua 24:15

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

...the Lord's Mercies...

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
~ Lamentations 3:22 (NIV)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Peace and Joy

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

~ Romans 5:1-5

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Abraham Justified by Faith

What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, discovered in this matter? If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God. What does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."

~ Romans 4:1-3

Saturday, April 11, 2009

...all have sinned...

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”

~ Romans 3:23-24

Friday, April 10, 2009

Save Yourself

One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!"

But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong."

Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."

Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."

~ Luke 23:39-43

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

...crucified with Christ

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

~ Galatians 2:20

Monday, April 6, 2009

...laid down His life...

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.”

~ 1 John 3:16

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Suffer for Right...

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened." But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. It is better, if it is God's will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

~ 1 Peter 3:14-17

Saturday, April 4, 2009

...face judgment...

Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,

~ Hebrews 9:27

...throw off everything that hinders...

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

~ Hebrews 12:1

Friday, April 3, 2009 just the right time...

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

~ Romans 5:6-8

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Careless Words

But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.

~ Matthew 12:36

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

...judgment seat of Christ...

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

~ 2 Corinthians 5:10