Don’t say to your neighbor, “Go and come back; I’ll give it to you tomorrow,” when you have it.
God has been generous to us and has supplied all of our needs and therefore, we should be generous to others. We have been blessed so we can bless others. We’re not guaranteed tomorrow, so let’s help those we can today. Now is always the best time to help someone in need.
A cheerful heart brings a smile to your face; a sad heart makes it hard to get through the day.
Even though there may be things going on in our lives that make us feel sad, we cannot let them bring us down. There is still good in the world, there are still good people and there is still a reason to smile. Jesus loves you and will never leave you and that’s more than enough of a reason to smile.
Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it.
How are you living your life? Are you a “glass half full” or a “glass half empty” type of person? Are you trying to find the good in others or are you constantly looking for the negative in people and situations? No one is perfect, try to see their good qualities instead of their shortcomings. Be optimistic with a positive outlook and try to find the good in all people and situations and you will find favor with people, but more importantly, with God.
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.
Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances.
How do your words affect those around you? Do your words build people up or tear them down? More importantly, do they reflect the love of God? Choose your words wisely in all circumstances. Let your words be an encouragement and an inspiration to those who hear them. Let your words direct others to God’s love.
Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.
If you think your thoughts don’t matter you are very wrong. When you think about things or believe something whether it’s good or bad, it turns into things you do, if you do these things enough times it turns into a habit. Your habits determine your character and your character determines who you are in life and where you will spend eternity.