Heavenly Father, help us to live a life of obedience to You. Help us to honour You with all that we do & say.
Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon.
Don’t you realise it is God you are treating like this? This is crazy; don’t you have any sense of reverence? Isn’t this your Father who created you, who made you and gave you a place on earth? Read up on what happened before you were born; dig into the past, understand your roots. Ask your parents what it was like before you were born; ask the old-ones, they’ll tell you a thing or two.
Noah had faith. So he built an ark to save his family. He built it because of his great respect for God. God had warned him about things that could not yet be seen. Because of his faith he showed the world that it was guilty. Because of his faith he was considered right with God.
How can you believe, if you accept praise from one another and don’t seek the praise that comes from the only God?
“You’re hopeless! What arrogant stupidity! You say, ‘If someone makes a promise with his fingers crossed, that’s nothing; but if he swears with his hand on the Bible, that’s serious.’ What ignorance! Does the leather on the Bible carry more weight than the skin on your hands? And what about this piece of trivia: ‘If you shake hands on a promise, that’s nothing; but if you raise your hand that God is your witness, that’s serious’? What ridiculous hairsplitting! What difference does it make whether you shake hands or raise hands? A promise is a promise. What difference does it make if you make your promise inside or outside a house of worship? A promise is a promise. God is present, watching and holding you to account regardless.
#FoodForThought : Do you conveniently “forget” a verbal promise, because it isn’t written? Is your ‘yes’ quite often an unspoken ‘NO!’? What does your word mean to you?
Lord help us to have integrity & to make sound moral judgments.
For the Eternal God is a sun and a shield. The Eternal grants favour and glory; He doesn’t deny any good thing to those who live with integrity.
Let your yes mean yes, and your no mean no. Anything more than this comes from the evil one.