God is always fair and just

God is always fair and just

PS. 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me

Do you deserve justice or mercy?

O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your rage.

Have compassion on me, Lord, for I am weak. Heal me, Lord, for my body is in agony.

I am sick at heart. How long, O Lord, until you restore me?

Psalm 6:1-3

“You have heard that the Law of Moses says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting like true children of your Father in heaven.”

Matthew 5:43-45

About this week’s promise

When others wrong us, we cry out for justice. When we wrong God, we cry out for mercy. Fortunately, God is merciful. But if we don’t accept his merciful gift of salvation, we are subject to God’s justice, the punishment of eternal death and separation from God. Until God sets up his eternal kingdom, where perfect justice prevails, justice will continue to be needed here on earth — both God’s justice to urge us toward his kingdom, and law and order to keep anarchy from ruling. But we would do well to learn some lessons about God’s mercy as we mete out justice. While justice provides law and order, mercy provides hope and forgiveness — God’s formula for restoration.

From TouchPoint Bible with commentary by Ron Beers and Gilbert Beers, Tyndale House Publishers (1996), pp 1220-21

Digging Deeper

For more on this week’s promise, see To Fly Again by Gracia Burnham and Dean Merrill (Tyndale House Publishers, 2005), the follow-up to the bestselling In the Presence of My Enemies.

Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House

Lies will be exposed (Pt 1)

Lies will be exposed

Romans 5:6-11(KJV)
6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

Why do we lie?

“There was also a man named Ananias who, with his wife, Sapphira, sold some property. He brought part of the money to the apostles, but he claimed it was the full amount. His wife had agreed to this deception.

Then Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart? You lied to the Holy Spirit, and you kept some money for yourself. The property was yours to sell or not sell, as you wished. And after selling it, the money was yours to give away. How could you do a thing like this? You weren’t lying to us but to God.”

As soon as Ananias heard these words, he fell to the floor and died. …

About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what happened. Peter asked her, “Was this the price you and your husband received for your land?”

“Yes,” she replied, “that was the price.”

And Peter said, “How could the two of you even think of doing a thing like this — conspiring together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Just outside that door are the young men who buried your husband, and they will carry you out, too.…”

Acts 5:1-9 

Holding back

“The sin Ananias and Sapphira committed was not stinginess or holding back part of their money; they were free to choose whether or not to sell the land and how much to give. Their sin was lying to God and God’s people by saying they gave the whole amount while they were holding some back for themselves, trying to make themselves appear more generous than they really were. This act was judged harshly because dishonesty and covetousness are destructive in a church, preventing the Holy Spirit from working effectively.”

from the TouchPoint Bible with commentaries by Ron Beers and Gilbert Beers (Tyndale) p 949

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We All Need Help

1 Corinthians 6:19-20


What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

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Word of God

John 4:41 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And many more believed because of his own word;

John 17:20 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

2 Corinthians 1:18 | View whole chapter | See verse in context But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.

Mark 4:14 | View whole chapter | See verse in context The sower soweth the word.

Luke 8:11 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Luke 11:28 | View whole chapter | See verse in context But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

John 5:38 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.

John 15:3 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

Acts 12:24 | View whole chapter | See verse in context But the word of God grew and multiplied.

1 Corinthians 4:20 | View whole chapter | See verse in context For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.


 

The Door and The Bride

Revelation 3:14,20


My Heart’s Desire

PROPHECY: THE BRIDE GROOM IS COMING! (POEM 2009) HERE

 

And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

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