Suffering for Doing Good

Verse of the Day

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?

1 Peter 3: 12-13 NIV

Repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

To Be Mature

Verse of the Day

Make a clean break with all cutting, backbiting, profane talk. Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4: 31-32 MSG

Walk, better yet RUN on the road God called you to travel.

He Is Your Life

Verse of the Day

So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective.

Colossians 3: 1-2 MSG

And regardless of what else you put on, wear love.

Wake Up from Your Sleep

Verse of the Day

Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that.

Ephesians 5: 1-2 MSG

God gets furious with people who are full of religious sales talk but want nothing to do with him.

The Incarnation of the Word of Life

Verse of the Day

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9 NIV

God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.

Life Through the Spirit

Verse of the Day

because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

Romans 8:2 NIV

For those who are led by the spirit of God are the children of God.

On Denying the Incarnation

Verse of the Day

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

1 John 4:10 NIV

There is no fear in love.