Psalm 89:26 says, “He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation’” (NKJV). Many other religions acknowledge that Jesus was a good teacher, but they strip Him of His Deity. With the Word of God as our source, we can see that Jesus is just as much God as the Father and Spirit. In Phil. 2:5-11 Paul gives us a very clear picture of Jesus’ deity “Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage…” (NLT).
We must begin to pray as never before for the spirit of wisdom to see things as God sees them and to act intelligently when we pursue a course of action. Even this year we will find ourselves facing a variety of circumstances. The Holy Spirit can bring us the right guidance. This is what Paul is saying... Get your plans and goals and vision from God... See what God wants for your life and use that knowledge to fulfill your destiny. “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom:” Psalms 111:10 (Kind James Version) To fear the Lord means to please God by obeying His commandments; praying all the time; reading the Bible which enables the Holy Spirit to speak to us concerning our life.
It might be frightening to take up one’s cross and follow Jesus. However, Jesus said “those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.” That is the way a disciple of Jesus lives. The good news that we believe is not just about losing one’s life. The good news that we believe is about winning a new life in Jesus Christ. We are not destined to fear death, but to rejoice our redemption through Jesus Christ.
These, according to Jesus, are the two great commandments given for us to follow. God has given us directives to live by that have nothing to do with a church. Ecclesiastes 12:13 tells us “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man”. Do you see any mention here about any church in the “conclusion of the whole matter”? What do you think the “whole matter” is?
Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. These things we also speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual (1 Corinthians 2: 11-13, NKJV). Basic
Both chapters also describe several attributes of God 's love. 1 Corinthians 13 focuses on this love throughout the whole chapter and Psalms 116 discusses God 's love in saying it feels kind and comforting (King James Version Bible, Psalms 116:3). Therefore, to some extent both chapters do mention God 's love. However, the main focus of each chapter contrasts with the other as
It is a good word to remember, because it’s a word that changes our lives forever for those who love Jesus. On Day 6 we talked about how to ask Jesus to live in your heart. If you have never done that before, and you would like to now, or if you don’t know how to do that, we have a simple prayer you might like to say in the back of this book, that will help you do that. It is a small prayer, but it will bring big changes to your life, because Jesus will come into your life and become your Saviour.
But we are still under the New Testament teachings (law) of Jesus Christ. The more you obey every single word of God, the more you enjoy the healing power of God. Jesus warned the man He healed not to disobey the word of God anymore. John chapter 5 verse 14 says: “Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.” 3.
Our old man refused to follow the will of God, but our new hearts chases after the will of God. The Lord has made it possible for us to follow Him, by giving us the heart of Jesus, which loves to do the will of the Father. Those who are saved live their lives in Jesus. His Spirit abides in them so that He may help them behave like Jesus. Their strength is in the Holy Spirit, who has come to establish the dominion of God in their lives.
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” (King James Version, Psalm 23:4) As they read this verse, they know that no matter how dark the situation, God is with them and He will walk beside them and comfort them. Hopefully now they can understand the importance of reading the Bible every day. Reading the Bible can bring much more than just comfort, guidance and inspiration, it can bring its reader their own meaning if they read deeper into the scriptures. They must discover on their own why they love to read the Bible. By following the readings, they can learn how to strengthen their relationship with God and only they can discover how important it is for their faith and their