I will reap what I
sow and more. This is God’s truth for me.
Do not throw
away this confident trust in the Lord, no matter what happens. Remember the
great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so you will
continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all He has promised.
And so dear
brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of
the blood of Jesus. This is the new life-giving way that Christ has opened up
for us through the sacred curtain, by means of His death for us.
Faith and deeds are
just as the body without a soul is dead.
It was by faith
that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“suddenly he disappeared
because God took him.” But before he was taken up, he was approved as pleasing
to God. So, you see, it is impossible to please God without faith.
How often have we turned this verse
around so that we believe our works become the criteria for determining our
faith? When we have a works based faith for getting into heaven this is the
standard we use to measure ourselves and others.
I am an obedient
chosen and adopted child of the Living God.
living in victory; God’s way not my way.
John 5:1-5 (NLT)
believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God. And everyone who loves the
Father loves His children, too. We know we love God’s children if we love God
and obey His commandments. Loving God means keeping His commandments, and
really, that isn’t difficult.
For every child
of God defeats this evil world by trusting Christ to give us victory. And the
ones who win this battle against the world are the ones who believe that Jesus
is the Son of God.
I am the influence in
My surroundings do not change me.
are the salt of the earth. But what good is it if the salt has lost its flavor?
Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as
are the light of the world—like a city on a mountain, glowing in the night for
all to see. Don’t hide your light under a basket! Instead, put it on a stand
and let it shine for all. In the same way, let your deeds shine out for all to
see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
God is my defender.
am healed in my heart,
in my mind and
in my body.
Peter 2:20-25 (NASB)
For what credit
is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience?
But if when you do what is right and suffer for it, yet you patiently endure
it, this finds favor with God.
For you have
been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving an
example for you to follow in His steps,
committed no sin,