You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.
I’m so grateful that we serve a forgiving God. If not for His forgiveness, grace, and mercy where would we be? He is ready to forgive us, He won’t hold back, all we have to do is come to Him with a sincere heart and ask to be forgiven through faith.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
Just like a soldier going into battle we too must put on our full armor. God has equipped us with all we need to stand up to the devil’s plans. The first thing we must do is to recognize that we already have the victory through Jesus Christ.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
We live in an ever changing world and change is inevitable for better or worse. There is a saying some people think comes from the Bible but it doesn’t: “This too shall pass”. I’m sure it has helped some people get through tough times, but there is something even better, something you can always count on, the never changing Word of God. It was true yesterday, it’s true today and it will be true forever.
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
It doesn’t matter what kind of temptation comes knocking at your door you can only get so far with willpower. You may be able to fight temptation yourself for a little while but sooner or later willpower alone will not be enough. Instead of trusting your own willpower turn to God and trust in His power.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.
No matter what is going on in your life, God is worthy of your praise. If things are going well, praise Him. If things aren’t going well, praise Him. His love and mercy endure forever, God is great and worthy of all praise. As long as you have breath in your body praise the Lord. And when you get to heaven praise him for all eternity!
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.
In everything you do, as you interact with people, follow the example that Jesus Christ gave us. Before you speak, before you act unkindly ask yourself how would Jesus handle this situation. Be humble and put others first, show them the love of Christ, and let them see Jesus in you.