Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.
Embrace life, be kind, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble. Keep your tongue from speaking foul, obscene, or unwholesome words. Don’t lie or say hurtful things to anyone. Instead, speak blessings, be a blessing and you will receive a blessing. A forgiven heart is a changed heart, filled with gratitude and love. Avoid negativity by speaking positivity into your life.
When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.
It’s in our nature to try to protect ourselves when we are being attacked whether it’s insults, criticism, or lies. We want to fight back and retaliate with more of the same, we want to defend ourselves with our own arguments. But when Jesus was being insulted and suffering He did not retaliate. He put his trust in His Heavenly Father and let God’s will be done. Put your trust in God and let Him be your defender, He will fight for you and He will judge accordingly.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
God gives each of us talents, abilities, and gifts and He expects us to use them to serve others. Gifts of wisdom, faith, discernment, teaching, administration, service, mercy, hospitality, encouragement and others have been given to us for His purpose, not ours. If we want to please God we must faithfully use our gifts to bless others and build His kingdom.
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.
Knowing scriptures will come in time, but you don’t have to have every scripture in the Bible memorized before you can tell someone about Jesus. Your personal testimony is the most powerful thing you can share with someone. If someone asks you why you believe in Jesus, tell them your story, tell them what He has done for you and how your life has changed.
But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
God is holy and he is calling you to be holy. Before you knew God you didn’t know any better, but now that you know God he expects more from you. He expects you to be holy. God wants you to be obedient and live according to his will, in every aspect of your life.