Monday, June 11, 2012

June 4 – 11, 2012 Devotional Tidbits

The Word for You Today

1.  I Timothy 4:12 – Be an example…in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
  • Words spoken cannot be taken back
  • May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord.  (Ps 19:14)
  • Let your words be:  faith building, comforting, uplifting, calming, and character building.

2.  Ephesians 4:27 – Nor give place to the devil.
  • If we are “in” Christ, satan has to go through Him to get to us.

Sparking Gems from the Greek

1 Corinthians 1:26-27

New Living Translation (NLT)
26 Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy[a] when God called you. 27 Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.

Ephesians 1:4

New Living Translation (NLT)
Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.

Jude 1:22

New Living Translation (NLT)
22 And you must show mercy to[a] those whose faith is wavering.
·         Allow compassion to overcome condemnation and a judgmental attitude.

Ephesians 6:12

New Living Translation (NLT)
12 For we[a] are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
·         If satan can take control of your mind, he will also manipulate your emotions and conduct.
·         Keep your mind dominated by God’s Word.

Hebrews 10:33

New Living Translation (NLT)
33 Sometimes you were exposed to public ridicule and were beaten, and sometimes you helped others who were suffering the same things.
·         Ignore those who ridicule you…stand firm in God’s Word and His leading in your life.
·         Satan will use people and circumstances to defeat you…ignore him and keep your eyes on Jesus.

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