Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Evil is all around us all we have to do is turn on the evening news to see proof of the evil in this world. To live a peaceful life, the Bible tells us to turn from evil. This includes evil people, evil things, and all things evil. Instead, do good, according to God’s Word. Embrace peace in every area of your life through your faith in God.
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.
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
As followers of Jesus Christ we should follow the example he set for us when he came to serve, and not to be served. He showed us how to help the weak and we must, with humility and love, also do the same. How wonderful it is to serve God by serving others.
And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
This law expects that you love yourself, as we all should. Many of us struggle with loving and taking care of ourselves. We put everyone else first but the truth is we have to take care of ourselves first. We can’t love anyone else if we don’t take care of our own health, mind, body, and spirit. Remember to take care of yourself, you can’t pour out blessings from an empty cup.
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
God’s love flows to us and it needs to flow through us. When we receive God’s love it changes us so much that we feel the need to share it by loving one another. When we share it with others they are able to receive love not only from us but directly from God. God’s love is meant to be shared.
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
I want my words and thoughts to be pleasing to God in all circumstances. Not only when I pray or think about godly things but also in my everyday conversations and thoughts. I want to fill my mind and heart with positivity so there will be no room for negativity.
For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.
I was wandering aimlessly in this world until I chose to follow Christ. He had mercy on me and saved me from myself. I put my trust in God, the one true God, the living God who guides his people by his Word and Spirit. Now I live for him and where he leads me I will follow.