Sunday, November 21, 2021

Works of righteousness

 God bless you beloved in Jesus.

Sow for yourselves righteousness and reap the fruit of loving devotion; break up your unplowed ground. For it is time to seek the Lord until He comes and sends righteousness upon you like rain.
¹³You have plowed wickedness and reaped injustice; you have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your own way and in the multitude of your mighty men,
Hosea 10:12‭-‬13 BSB
By them indeed Your servant is warned; in keeping them is great reward.
Psalms 19:11 BSB
Let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Galatians 6:9 BSB
So let us know— let us press on to know the Lord. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the rain, like the spring showers that water the earth.
Hosea 6:3 BSB
Be glad, O children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God, for He has given you the autumn rains for your vindication. He sends you showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.
Joel 2:23 BSB
ℹGill, John. Commentary:
《"the seed of the word, which should be laid up in their hearts, dwell richly in them, and be kept and retained by them; though it is best of all to understand it of works of righteousness; as sowing to the flesh is doing the works of the flesh, or carnal and sinful acts; so sowing "unto righteousness" g, as it may be rendered, is doing works of righteousness; living soberly and righteously; doing works according to the word of righteousness, from good principles, and with good views, with a view to the glory of God: and which will be "sowing to themselves", turn to their own account; for though such works are not profitable to God, as to merit anything at his hands; yet they are not only profitable to others, but to those that do them; for though not "for", yet "in keeping" the commands of God there is "great reward",
Psalms 19:11. Reap in mercy; or "according to mercy" h not according to the merit of works, for there is none in them; but according to the mercy of God, to which all blessings, temporal, spiritual, and eternaL, are owing; and such who sow to the Spirit, or spiritual things, shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting; not as the reward of debt, but of grace; not as of merit, but as owing to the mercy of Christ, Galatians 6:9"》
《"in the worship of their idols, and in their alliances with neighbouring nations, and promised themselves great prosperity and happiness from hence:
and in the multitude of thy mighty men; their valiant soldiers, their numerous armies, and the generals of them, well skilled in war, and courageous; and also in their auxiliaries, which they had from the Egyptians and others; these they put their confidences in, to protect them; and so in their garrisons and fortresses."》
ℹGill, John. "Commentary on Hosea 10". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible".

Saturday, November 20, 2021

The poor realize their need for God

Blessed are you in Jesus, saints.
God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
Matthew 5:3 NLT
Better to live humbly with the poor than to share plunder with the proud.
Proverbs 16:19 NLT
The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: “I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.
Isaiah 57:15 NLT
My hands have made both heaven and earth; they and everything in them are mine. I, the Lord, have spoken!
“I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts, who tremble at my word.
Isaiah 66:2 NLT
But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.”
Matthew 19:14 NLT
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world.
Matthew 25:34 NLT
When Jesus saw what was happening, he was angry with his disciples. He said to them, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children.
Mark 10:14 NLT
Then Jesus turned to his disciples and said, “God blesses you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours.
Luke 6:20 NLT
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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Delight yourself in the Word of the Lord

 God bless and keep you this day, saints.

Delight yourself in the Word of the Lord.

Blessed is the man whose delight is in the Law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water, yielding its fruit in season, whose leaf does not wither, and who prospers in all he does.
Psalms 1:1‭-‬3 BSB
Do not enter the path of the wicked, And do not walk in the way of evil.
Proverbs 4:14 NKJV
I have not sat with idolatrous mortals, Nor will I go in with hypocrites. I have hated the assembly of evildoers, And will not sit with the wicked.
Psalms 26:4‭-‬5 NKJV
And I will winnow them with a winnowing fan in the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children; I will destroy My people, Since they do not return from their ways.
Jeremiah 15:7 NKJV
¹⁴I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches. I will delight myself in Your statutes; ¹⁶I will not forget Your word. ³⁵Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it.
Psalms 119:14‭, ‬16‭, ‬35 NKJV
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Joshua 1:8 NKJV
The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. ¹³Those who are planted in the house of the Lord Shall flourish in the courts of our God. ¹⁴They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing,
Psalms 92:12‭-‬14 NKJV
For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.
Jeremiah 17:8 NKJV
‘Your mother was like a vine in your bloodline, Planted by the waters, Fruitful and full of branches Because of many waters.
Ezekiel 19:10 NKJV

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Your body is God's temple

 Blessings in Jesus, saints.

Do you not know that you yourselves are God’s temple, and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?
¹⁷If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.
1 Corinthians 3:16‭-‬17 BSB

You, however, are controlled not by the flesh, but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.
Romans 8:9 BSB
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;
1 Corinthians 6:19 BSB
What agreement can exist between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be My people.”
2 Corinthians 6:16 BSB
In Him the whole building is fitted together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord. ²²And in Him you too are being built together into a dwelling place for God in His Spirit.
Ephesians 2:21‭-‬22 BSB ♡•~•♡•~•♡•~•♡•~•♡•~•♡•~•♡ All To Jesus I Surrender

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Jesus is close beside me

 Blessings in Jesus, saints.♡ Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. Psalms 23:4 NLT All To Jesus I Surrender