Pride come before the fall.
“You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,” 1 Peter 5:5-6
Father, forgive us, when raise ourselves up in arrogance , and think we we are the center of he universe, that we lift ourselves up, instead of you you. We are your workmanship, created in YOUR IMAGE. May we marvel in the Creator not the Your Created. May God Bless us All today, as we humble ourselves before him.
What is a man of God?
TAKEN FROM 52 BIBLE VERSES FOR MEN (YOUVERSION BIBLE APP)
As a man after God’s heart, it’s not just about fleeing sin but about what we’re pursuing. All of the great men of faith in the Bible aren’t in there because they didn’t sin. As a matter of fact, there are some pretty horrific things that many of them did in their lives. But, they were all marked by qualities of repentance, grace, pursuing justice, defending the oppressed, and establishing God’s kingdom. Don’t make your goal not to do the wrong things, but make it your goal to pursue the list above. As you chase after the right things, your desire for sin will fade.
How can we do these things? I know, that unless I am humbly submitting myself to God, being filled with his Spirit and his Love, and bathing myself in the Gospel…….I have no chance!
Thank you friends, who through watching your diligence in being faithful in the word, and your comments, now and then, along with just living life, bring me joy, as we spend time in Gods word together. God Bless You!
“I surrender all. All to thee I owe. Sin has left a crimson stain, Jesus washed it, white as snow.” SURRENDER, is a beautiful thing, when we are not enemies of the Cross, but citizens and adopted sons & daughters, of the most high God. ☝️
A gentle reminder, that we are not meant to do this life on our own. We have a God, who can do the the impossible, when we surrender our own will, for his. As the Apostle Paul said, I can do all things, through Christ who strengthens me. Can I get an Amen, brothers and sisters.
Thought for the Day.
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Hebrews 12:1-2 NASB1995
Love Our Enemies! This is not a suggestion by Jesus.
Father, I we are not capable of doing this on our own. We surrender, our bitterness to you. Take it from us, and help us to keep our eyes on the example you have set for us. May we be like Jesus, who was hated by many, including us. May those who hate, have their eyes opened, just as ours were. Give us the eyes of Jesus to see clearly.
But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.
Father, may we all, who profess your name, be telling a lost world, the Good News, that our souls were bought with a price, that we can never repay, by Jesus perfect life, his giving of himself for us, out of perfect love, that we might be rescued from ourselves, to a new life in him. Your word never returns empty, and YOUR LOVE NEVER FAILS.