The unfolding of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
If you read your Bible in faith, studying the truth, asking God to give you understanding of what was, what is, and what is to come the Lord, by His grace, will enlighten your mind and soul. God’s word gives understanding to all who seek Him.
But the time is coming, indeed it’s here now, when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way.
God is looking for people who will worship Him with passion, with their heart and soul. But that’s not all, it must also be in truth. Truth comes from the certainty in knowing who God is. The more we know who God is the more genuine our worship becomes. As you begin to worship God in spirit and in truth you will be transformed by His grace. Worship changes everything!
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.
God wants you to run the race he planned and designed specifically for you, not anyone else’s race. Ask God for the strength and courage to get rid of anything that comes between you and him. Keep your eyes focused on God, seek his will for your life and don’t give up.
Speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves. Protect the rights of all who are helpless. (GNT)
Speak up for the people who have no voice. Stand up for the oppressed. It is our duty to help those who cannot help themselves. We need to go out into the world and donate our time, money and resources for the poor, needy and suffering. We need to bring Jesus into the lives of others so they too may know the mercy, forgiveness, and love of God.
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
Your worth is found on the inside not on the outside. Your character is worth more than fleeting beauty. Nobel characteristics like honesty, generosity, and courage are more important than your dress size, bank account, or looks. Your worth is found in God and your relationship with him, not in the opinions of others. Jesus paid the ultimate price for you because you are worth far more than rubies.
Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.
Don’t fall into the trap of comparing yourself to anyone else. God created you and you are unique. If you are comparing yourself to someone who is doing better than you, you could fall into the sin of envy. If you are comparing yourself to someone who is worse off than you, you could fall into the sin of pride. God wants you to be the best you can be by following Christ’s example. Live your life according to God’s Word and you will do well.
Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.
We are fighting a spiritual battle every day and we never know what the new day will bring. We always need to be vigilant, on guard, standing firm in our beliefs, being brave and courageous each day. Start each day with prayer asking God to give you courage and strength to face whatever comes your way today and every day.