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2 Timothy 3:16 (NLTse)  All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.  God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
… Because every verse of Scripture is inspired by God and gainful to us, we should not pick and choose which verses we will read and study. We should not claim verses we like and ignore those that convict us! … we must allow every Scripture to speak to us and teach us what God desires us to learn. …
… search the Scriptures, for within them you will find the wisdom you need to carry out His assignment. Allow the Word of God to permeate, guide, and enrich your life.
2 Timothy 2:24 (NLTse)  A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. There should be no quarrelsome Christians. The truth of God is within us; we need never be intimidated or frustrated by those who do not accept God’s […]
Luke 6:37 (NLTse)  “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. There is a significant difference between judgment and discernment… …God commands us not to judge others, but He does want us to […]
Ephesians 4:26 (NLTse)  And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, … We must be careful not to justify our anger with Scripture. Ep 4:31 commands us to put away all anger. That does not mean that we cease to have strong […]
Luke 7:35 (NLTse)  But wisdom is shown to be right by the lives of those who follow it.” The world is full of “experts.” There are people everywhere who want to convince you of the wisdom of their opinion. Yet God says that it is not the one who declares his viewpoint […]
Ephesians 6:12 (NLTse)  For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. …When you meet opposition to your faith, your first reaction may be anger toward your antagonist. This may […]
… It is impossible to stand in the presence of God and be a pessimist! …  For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13 (NLTse))
… Prayer is not a substitute for hard work — prayer is the work! God does things in and through our lives by prayer that He does in no other way. As we pray and as our attention is turned toward God, we become more receptive to aligning our lives with His will. God will […]
An Imperishable Crown 1Co 9:24-27(NLTse)  Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!  All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.  […]
Every Careless Word  And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. ( Matthew 12:36 (NLTse)) …Idle words are things we say carelessly, without concern for their impact on others…  But the words you speak come from the heart–that’s what defiles you. ( Matthew […]