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.
Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it.
How are you living your life? Are you trying to find the good in others or are you constantly looking for the negative in people and situations? Be an optimistic person with a positive outlook trying to find the good in people and situations and you will find favor with God and people. No one is perfect, try to see their good qualities instead of their shortcomings.
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.
Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts. (GNT)
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.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
We have a choice in how we handle any situation and we have a choice in what comes out of our mouth. We can choose gentle words that turn away anger or harsh words that stir up anger. It may not always be easy but with the help of the Lord we can make the right choice.