The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry
As believers in Jesus we have been made righteous through Christ on Calvary and not by our own doing. We have, therefore, been adopted into the family of God the Father. We can rest assured that He watches over and protects us and when we cry out to Him we know He hears us.
Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.
If you are born again, you have a new identity in Christ and you are no longer a slave to sin. Because you’ve been set free you can now offer your whole self, both body and soul to God to be used for His purpose. Devote yourself to God and to His service for His purpose.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness
Reading the Bible as part of your prayer can lead to enlightenment. God speaks to us in many ways including His written Word. He may open your eyes to something new when a passage you’ve read before suddenly becomes clear and impacts you like never before.
For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.
The best way to put a stop to critics and negative people is to do good and live a virtuous and godly life. Be a good example of what it means to love the Lord and do good so that those who don’t know God will have nothing bad to say about you.
What God gives us through Christ is more valuable than any other present we could ever receive on Christmas day. Through God’s gift of His only Son, Jesus Christ our Savior we have been given the gifts of forgiveness, peace, hope, love, righteousness, redemption, joy, victory, and so much more. Thank Him today for His indescribable gift!
This is what the Lord says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord.
Your true wisdom and value is not found in your own understanding, power, or riches. It is found in knowing God and in salvation. I cannot boast about anything I have but I can boast about knowing the Lord. I can boast about His kindness, justice, and righteousness. Everything I have and everything I am is because of Him and because of His unfailing love and mercy. If you’re going to brag about something, brag about Jesus.