Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Devotional Tidbits June 18-26, 2012

The Word for You Today

1.  If anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.  Php 4:8
  • “Success is the sum of efforts, day in and day out.”

2.  If another believer is overcome…help that person.  Gal 6:1
  • When confronting another person, let it be in humility, with compassion, and in honesty.

3.  Run in such as way as to get the prize.  I Cor 9:24

4.  A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.  Pro 15:1
  • When people don’t share your viewpoint, relax and try to understand theirs.
  • When you are confident in who you are, you can allow others to be who they are.
  • Everyone has the right to their own thoughts, opinions, and feelings.
  • Do all you can to be at peace with everyone.

5.  The Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.  I John 3:8

6.  You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.  John 8:32

7.  He set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.  Heb 2:15

8.  He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over themCol 2:15

Sparkling Gems from the Greek

1 Corinthians 4:1

New Living Translation (NLT)
So look at Apollos and me as mere servants of Christ who have been put in charge of explaining God’s mysteries.
·         “We may live in a world that loves to take it easy and that delights in instant results.  But in order to achieve the true greatness God desires for us, we will have to be determined, committed, and willing to do anything necessary to accomplish what he has for us.”

2 Corinthians 1:8-9

New Living Translation (NLT)
We think you ought to know, dear brothers and sisters,[a] about the trouble we went through in the province of Asia. We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead.

Romans 6:11

New Living Translation (NLT)
11 So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.

John 16:8-10

New Living Translation (NLT)
And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in me. 10 Righteousness is available because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more.

Hebrews 10:35

New Living Translation (NLT)
35 So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you!

James 4:4

New Living Translation (NLT)
You adulterers![a] Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God.
·         To truly serve God, we must sped time with Him so we can know His voice and develop a pattern of obedience in our daily walk.  This is done through prayer, obedience, repentance, and worship.

2 Timothy 2:24

New Living Translation (NLT)
24 A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.

Hebrews 10:24

New Living Translation (NLT)
24 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.

1 comment:

Carol Round said...

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Carol Round