“Love does not rejoice in wrongdoing but it rejoices in the truth” (v 6). 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 ESV “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, … Continue reading Rejoice Not in Wrongdoing But in Truth
Psalms 11:1-3 ESV “In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, ‘Flee like a bird to your mountain, for behold, the wicked bend the bow; they have fitted their arrow to the string to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart; if the foundations are destroyed, what can … Continue reading The Battle for Truth is Intense
Titus 2:1 ESV “But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.” What is “sound doctrine”? Sound means whole, healthy, pure, and uncorrupted. And doctrine is Christian teaching (instruction) that is to be applied to our lives as is necessary for our walks of faith in Jesus Christ in holiness and righteousness and in … Continue reading What Accords with Sound Doctrine
A Strong Delusion 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 ESV “The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, … Continue reading They Refuse to Love the Truth
Salt of the Earth Matthew 5:13 ESV “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.” Salt is used both as a preservative and as seasoning for … Continue reading Have You Lost Your Saltiness?
Light and Darkness 1 John 1:5-6 ESV “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.” Light is … Continue reading Do you Practice the Truth?
We are Offspring Of John 8:31-36 ESV So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to … Continue reading But Because I tell You the Truth
The Light of Life John 8:12 ESV “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life’.” Jesus is the light of the world. The light is righteousness and truth, and it is the gospel of our … Continue reading Whoever Follows Jesus Christ
For the Lord Sees I Samuel 16:7 ESV “But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart’.” (cf. John … Continue reading The Lord Sees not as Man Sees
And Walk in LoveEphesians 5:1-2 ESV “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” As the beloved children of God, we are to be becoming like Jesus in thought, word, and deed. For, if … Continue reading Lies May Sound Good, But…