You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.
Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Jesus tells of the law to love your neighbor as yourself. We know it as the "Golden Rule" do unto others as you would have them do to you. If we ALL followed this rule of kindness the world would be a much better place. So... should we as Christian do as it says or should we do as others do? The choice is ours to make everyday. I pray you continually choose the "Golden Rule"!
We must continue to pray for the people of Nepal. You can also do good works by donating to help send funds to the churches who read the Word of God over their nation. Go to www.biblereadingmarathon.org and donate to Nepal's needs.
Graces of the Heirs of Grace
Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men. For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.
We who have believed in God should maintain good works to all people. Your donation is tax deductible and will meet many needs in Nepal.
JEREMIAH 30:21-22 ....for who is he who will devote himself to me? declares the Lord. So you will be my people and I will be your God.
Friends, if we devote ourselves to the calling of God, we get assured of our place in Him and God Himself takes over full control of our lives and need not to live in anxiety but dwell in peace even as we prosper in all aspects of our lives.
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Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John (though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples), He left Judea and departed again to Galilee. But He needed to go through Samaria.
So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?”
Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
We know this story of the Samaritan woman who meets her Messiah, but do we realize Jesus was resting at the well waiting for her. He created this opportunity for her to meet her Savior. Every opportunity God created for us to know Him more or allows us to help someone else now Him more. Will you give God the glory for every opportunity he gives you? Will you drink of the water he gives? Read, mediate, apply His Word in your life today.
And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight-- if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.
Sacrificial Service for Christ
I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God, the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.
Can you rejoice in your sufferings as Christ did? Are you willing to sacrifice more for His service in and through you? These are questions we must know the answer to. IF one day you had to choose life on earth or death as a sacrifice for Christ WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Exodus 15: 22-26
Bitter Waters Made Sweet
So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur. And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet.
There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them, and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.”
If we do as the Lord commands, Keep all His commandments and statutes, He will Not put any diseases on you. Here is the test "Will you obey?"
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
God is love...no judging.
God is love...no resentment.
God is love...all patience.
God is love...all power.
God is love...all supply,
We need love for God and love for one another. Love for God ensures obedience...Love for one another shows others who we love.
And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them:
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”’
“So they shall put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.”
Keep the Lords commands and he will bless you. Keep His peace that He freely gives and you will never feel inadequate. His love is pour out for you and me. Be a blessing not only to your children but to ALL.
So Joshua said to the children of Israel, “Come here, and hear the words of the Lord your God.” And Joshua said, “By this you shall know that the living God is among you, and that He will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Hivites and the Perizzites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Jebusites: Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth is crossing over before you into the Jordan. Now therefore, take for yourselves twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one man from every tribe. And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests who bear the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of the Jordan, that the waters of the Jordan shall be cut off, the waters that come down from upstream, and they shall stand as a heap.”
So it was, when the people set out from their camp to cross over the Jordan, with the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people, and as those who bore the ark came to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests who bore the ark dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks during the whole time of harvest), that the waters which came down from upstream stood still, and rose in a heap very far away at Adam, the city that is beside Zaretan. So the waters that went down into the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, failed, and were cut off; and the people crossed over opposite Jericho. Then the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan; and all Israel crossed over on dry ground, until all the people had crossed completely over the Jordan.
Is your faith being tested? Our fear fades when we trust our heavenly Father. The Israelites had to take that step of faith to see the sea parted and walk on dry ground. Is God asking you to take that step so you can see the blessing He has for you?
Psalm 81:13-14, 16
“Oh, that My people would listen to Me,
That Israel would walk in My ways!
I would soon subdue their enemies,
And turn My hand against their adversaries.
He would have fed them also with the finest of wheat;
And with honey from the rock I would have satisfied you.”
Oh God, you so desperately want us to LISTEN to you to WALK in your ways. You want to bless us far above what we can imagine. Give us ears and hearts to hear what you are saying and courage to take action.
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