So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look…
For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope. Now may the God of endurance and comfort give you unity with one another in accordance with Christ Jesus, 6 so that together you may with one voice…
Father, for those who have both heard and believed but have turned away to the right or to the left and find themselves wandering in a wilderness,
When we are intent on loving God, what the world has to offer us will be less and less appealing. When we are intent on loving God, what the world has to offer us will be less and less appealing.
It bears great witness to Joseph’s character and to God’s sovereignty, both wonderful examples and encouragement to the Christian faith.
Jesus encourages the people not to let death be a cause for fear or stress, but rather a call for courage. It’s a courage that comes from trusting in God, the Father and the Son – knowing God’s provision through the Son and the Son’s provision through His death and resurrection.
I love knowing that God is all-knowing (omniscient), all-present (omnipresent), and all-powerful (omnipotent). While we might find ourselves wishing He didn’t see and know every thought, word, deed, or – thing left undone, especially those things that we know He would be less than pleased with – the Bible makes it very clear – nothing escapes Him!
The author of Hebrews writes of those who not only lived by faith but “died in faith without ever receiving the things promised.”
WEEK 6, DAY 1 OF CHOOSING GOD INSTEAD OF THE WORLD, A LOVE GOD GREATLY STUDY Scripture Reading: Genesis 46:31-47:27 (SOAP – Proverbs 8:12-17) By me kings reign, and by me potentates decree righteousness; 16 by me princes rule, as well as nobles and all righteous judges. 17 I will love those who love me, and those…
Notice, while Joseph still credits God with the power and purpose, his words are a little more specific this time concerning the brother’s actions.