Verse for Sunday’s followers

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Nehemiah 8:10

“Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

King James Version (KJV)

May you rejoice in the Lord today and let him be your strength.  No matter what trials or tribulations you are enduring remember to “ALWAY” rejoice in the Lord. 

II John – Commanded to love

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I have finished my reading of 17 New Testaments in 17 weeks, however, I have not posted the remaining three books: II John, III John and Jude.  Here goes II John and we are going to read about the commandment to love.

2 John 1:5

“And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.”

King James Version (KJV)

I wonder what life would be like if we could just follow this one commandment.

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2 John 1:6

“And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.”

King James Version (KJV)

We read about love right from the beginning of the bible.

Deuteronomy 6:5-7

And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:

And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

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Leviticus 19:17,18

Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.

Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

 

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Are you following the Lord’s commandments?

In Luke we read about the rich young ruler and how we can inherit eternal life. Let’s read it now together.

Luke 18:18-27

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.

Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.

And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.

Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.

And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?

And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

John states the truth so clearly in his letter.

II John 1:8,9

Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.

Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

Again, I ask you are you walking in the commandments of the Lord?

Verse for Sundays Followers

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James 4: 7-11

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

1 John – My Sin

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We read in 1 John: God is light and has no darkness. God is love. God is the beginning and he is truth. We read about the fellowship of Jesus Christ who cleanses us from all sin. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Word. He is our advocate and the Holy Spirit abides in us.

Sin entered the world in the garden of Eden. Eve decides, she can have something even though she was told to leave it alone.  How many times does this happen to you?  You know you should not do something or say something which is not right. You feel it in your heart and know it just doesn’t sit right with you.

1 John 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

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1 John 5:10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself; he that believeth not God had made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 

We are all born of sin because sin entered this world when Eve did not obey God.

 

Psalm 38:18  For I will declare my iniquity; I will be sorry for my sins.

 

From the Websters Dictionary of 1828:

Repentance

REPENT’ANCE, noun

1. Sorrow for any thing done or said; the pain or grief which a person experiences in consequence of the injury or inconvenience produced by his own conduct.

2. In theology, the pain, regret or affliction which a person feels on account of his past conduct, because it exposes him to punishment. This sorrow proceeding merely from the fear of punishment, is called legal repentance as being excited by the terrors of legal penalties, and it may exist without an amendment of life.

3. Real penitence; sorrow or deep contrition for sin, as an offense and dishonor to God, a violation of his holy law, and the basest ingratitude towards a Being of infinite benevolence. This is called evangelical repentance and is accompanied and followed by amendment of life.

Repentance is the relinquishment of any practice, from conviction that it has offended God.

Paul reminds those in Corinth don’t forget to repent.  When you repent it must be more than just for a short time.

How many times do we only repent for a season?

II Corinthians 7:8-10

For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season.

Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.

For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Parable of two sons – read Matthew 21:28-46

Who truly repented?

Romans 3:23

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

The good news is:  Jesus died for all sinners on Calvary.

Colossians 1:14

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:”

Have you repented of your sins today?

 

Tuesday’s Needle in the Haystack

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Mark 1:3

“The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.”

What a blessing to know- Jesus died on the cross for that one voice.  

May you continue to search the word of the living God and not lean unto your own understanding. How can anyone truly comprehend the love our Father has for all of his children. Are you in the wilderness searching for his help?  Don’t wait until it’s too late to be found.