The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.
God is generous with us and He expects us to be generous with others as well. We serve a compassionate God and this creates a compassionate heart in us. The awesome thing is that when we give to others from our heart God blesses us even more. We can never out give God.
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
If you are listening to the word of God but not applying it to your life and expecting your life to change you’re fooling yourself. That would be like reading about a diet then eating junk food and expecting to lose weight. You have to apply it to your life, you have to change your habits and it has to be a way of life not just a Sunday event.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
There is no denying that evil exists in this world. Some may ask why God allows horrible events to happen. The truth is we may never have the answer to this question. What we do know is that God loves us so much He sent His only Son to offer salvation to all. Even though we may suffer in this world, as Christians, we have the hope of eternal life with God.
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
People think the “Golden Rule” was made up by man, but it’s actually biblical. It’s so basic and fundamental that we teach it to our children yet, we, as adults sometimes forget the principle in our own lives. Treat others with fairness and mercy just as you would like to be treated.
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
It’s not always easy being a Christian in this crazy world and believe me we have it easy compared to what others go through. But even when it seems hard to keep our faith we need to hang in there. Our sufferings are just a moment in time and our glory will be eternal, it will all be worth it when we get to heaven.
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost.
God loved us so much he made a way for us to be saved. Jesus came to this world to seek and save the lost, to offer us salvation. He came to rescue us from a life of sin. As Christians, we need to share this good news with the world while there is still time.
Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.
In life there will be times when you need encouragement and there will be times when you need to encourage others. There will be times when you go through hardships and will need someone to lean on and there will be times when others will need to lean on you. As brothers and sisters in Christ we need to be there for one another sharing the love of Christ.