Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. (2Timothy 3:16-17)
WHAT DOES GOD REQUIRE OF US?
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? (Micah 6:8)
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. (James 1:27)
LOVE GOD AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER
“. . .Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. (Mt 22:37-39)
BE JOYFUL AND THANKFUL
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. (Psalm 33:12)
The blessings of God are withheld and replaced with curses and judgment upon the nation and people who are disobedient and reject God-
Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart for the abundance of all things; (Deut 28:47)
This is an awfully long post if you care to read it through, but watch the VIDEO as Jim Daly expresses the thoughts which I concur with. Excerpted from his video:
“We must season our words with salt; it’s time to be a light in these dark times;
It’s not time to be combative, caustic.
Now more than ever we must maintain the character of Christ and
Remember that it is God’s kindness that leads one to repentance;
We must continue to show that loving kindness as we talk to our neighbors and friends as they see this issue differently. . .”
Please take these words to heart so that we will together strive to live in peace with all men.
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: (Heb 12:14)
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
I love the colors of the rainbow, but moreso its Creator, our Almighty God and Father, who came to seek and save lost humanity. God so loved ‘the world’. . .
This is the time to look hard at the scriptures and obey them.
Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.