Category Archives for "Scripture"

February 7, 2008

Grace – 2 Corinthians 8:9

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You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor,
so that by his poverty he could make you rich.

2 Corinthians 8:9 (New Living Translation)

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

2 Corinthians 8:9 (New International Version)

You are familiar with the generosity of our Master, Jesus Christ.
Rich as he was, he gave it all away for us—in one stroke he
became poor and we became rich.

2 Corinthians 8:9 (The Message)

This world has been visited by the Majesty of heaven,
the Son of God. Christ came to this world as the expression
of the very heart and mind and nature and character of God.
Wow!
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February 6, 2008

Worldly Cares

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That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

Matthew 6:25-36 (New Living Translation)


February 5, 2008

Shelter – Psalm 36:7

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How precious is your unfailing love, O God!
All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of
your wings.

Psalm 36:7 (New Living Translation)

How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
Therefore the children of men put their trust
under the shadow of Your wings.

Psalm 36:7 (New King James Version)

How exquisite your love, O God!
How eager we are to run under your wings.

Psalm 36:7 (The Message)

What a picture of security, when we can hide in the
shelter of His wings and know everything is going to
be ok! He loves you very much!


February 4, 2008

Wisdom – Matthew 7:24

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Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.

Matthew 7:24 (New Living Translation)

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Matthew 7:24 (New International Version)

These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock.

Matthew 7:24 (The Message)


February 1, 2008

Prayer – Isaiah 55:6

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Seek the Lord while you can find him.
Call on him now while he is near.

Isaiah 55:6 (New Living Translation)

Seek the LORD while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.

Isaiah 55:6 (New International Version)

Seek God while he’s here to be found,
pray to him while he’s close at hand.

Isaiah 55:6 (The Message)

He is always a “prayer away.” Talk to Him today He is
listening. You can trust him with whatever is going on
in your life!


January 31, 2008

Comfort – Isaiah 41:10

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Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

Isaiah 41:10 (New Living Translation)

Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10 (New King James Version)

Don’t panic. I’m with you.
There’s no need to fear for I’m your God.
I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you.
I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.

Isaiah 41:10 (The Message)


January 30, 2008

Friendship – Proverbs 27:17

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You use steel to sharpen steel, and one friend sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17 (The Message)

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17 (New International Version)

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
Proverbs 27:17 (New Living Translation)


January 29, 2008

Kindness – Colossians 1:10

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Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of goo fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.

Colossians 1:10 (New Living Translation)

And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.
Colossians 1:10 (New International Version)

We pray that you’ll live well for the Master, making him proud of you as you work hard in his orchard. As you learn more and more how God works, you will learn how to do your work.
Colossians 1:10 (The Message)

This is how you get to know HIM better. By doing kind things for others.