A brief and scripturally sound, daily dose of the Bible… to encourage you every day!
Sunday, April 22 – A correction to the Pharisees helps us (Christians) to learn that liberty is realized when we provide from the heart and not outer acts of a pretentious nature…
Luke 11:41 (HCSB)
But give from what is within to the poor, and then everything is clean for you.
Saturday, April 21 – We (Christians) have a responsibility to keep ourselves in check by making sure that we are continually learning how to be like Christ, while proactively avoiding the nonsense which is counter to it…
1 Timothy 4:7 (HCSB)
…have nothing to do with irreverent and silly myths. Rather, train yourself in godliness…
Friday, April 20 – Taxes! Why must I pay taxes?…
Romans 13:4-7 (HCSB)
For government is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, because it does not carry the sword for no reason. For government is God’s servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one who does wrong. Therefore, you must submit, not only because of wrath, but also because of your conscience. And for this reason you pay taxes, since the authorities are God’s public servants, continually attending to these tasks. Pay your obligations to everyone: taxes to those you owe taxes, tolls to those you owe tolls, respect to those you owe respect, and honor to those you owe honor.
Thursday, April 19 – Are you (Christian) enticed by anything that you should avoid? Well be encouraged! You now have the power to walk away…
1 Corinthians 10:13 (HCSB)
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humanity. God is faithful, and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation He will also provide a way of escape so that you are able to bear it.
Wednesday, April 18 – We (Christians) have a responsibility to proactively act in harmony with the character of our Lord…
Ephesians 4:24 (HCSB)
…you put on the new self, the one created according to God’s likeness in righteousness and purity of the truth.
Tuesday, April 17 – It is vital for the Christian to understand that happiness comes by constantly reflecting on God’s Word…
Psalms 1:1-2 (HCSB)
How happy is the man
who does not follow the advice of the wicked
or take the path of sinners
or join a group of mockers!
Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction,
and he meditates on it day and night.
Monday, April 16 – Is there a direction that you are going, that you know that you ought not go? Change course while you still can…
1 Kings 12:24b (HCSB)
…So they listened to what the Lord said and went back as He had told them.
Sunday, April 15 – Prejudice is not a part of God’s character…
Isaiah 2:2 (HCSB)
In the last days
the mountain of the Lord’s house will be established
at the top of the mountains
and will be raised above the hills.
All nations will stream to it…
Saturday, April 14 – Not only is the world not worthy of Christ, but the world is not even worthy of those who are in Christ…
Hebrews 11:38a (HCSB)
The world was not worthy of them.
Friday, April 13 – Because of Christ, the Christian must always be mindful of the forgiveness they now enjoy…
Colossians 1:14 (HCSB)
We have redemption, the forgiveness of sins, in Him.