Acts 5:20 King James Version (KJV)
20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.
The apostles of the new testament were doing the work of God as Jesus commanded before He ascended. People brought their sick unto them, those tormented by impure spirits, and all were healed. The high priest and his associates, who were members of the party the Sadducees were very jealous of the apostles. More and more men and women believed on the Lord and were added on to their number. The high priest and his associates had the Lord, Jesus, crucified, with a sign over his head the read Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews. The sign is suppose to represent or say the crime they committed. This is the reason they are being crucified. This did not make the high priest and his associates look good at all, crucifying their King. The apostles were not worried about how it made them look. Before Jesus ascended Peter and Jesus had a talk.
John 21:15-17 King James Version (KJV)
15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Peter was feeding the sheep just like Jesus had asked him. Jesus asked him did he love Him three times. This was to remind Him of the three times he denied Jesus before His crucifixion. Peter was not going to mess up again. Peter had made a commitment to Jesus and he planned on keeping it.
The apostles spoke the all of the gospel. They did not leave certain parts out because it may offend a certain group. If people are truly preaching the gospel, it will offend some people because it will convict you of sin. The high priest and his associates were convicted by the truth of the apostles. They had an innocent man murdered because he went around preaching and teaching the gospel and doing good to all people. The high priest and their associates said Caesar was their King not God. Peter powerful sermon on the day of Pentecost cut the Jews to the heart about their shameful dealings with their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Acts 2:22-23 King James Version (KJV)
22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
The Jews, the high priest and his associates had been wicked. Wicked because they did not receive the truth and wicked because they tried to block others from receiving the truth. They were wicked to the apostles now during their time for having them thrown in jail for preaching the gospel. Nothing was going to stop these apostles from speaking the gospel. How many of us know that if God tells us to do something, He will make sure to move any obstacle or hindrance that gets in the way. We just have to persevere no matter how hard it gets. The apostles had been thrown in jail for doing what the Lord told them to do. This means that the Lord was going to have to get them out and that is exactly what He did.
Acts 5:19-20 New International Version (NIV)
19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. 20 “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people all about this new life.”
God brought them out of jail and told them to go back to exactly what they were doing before, preaching the gospel.
Acts 5:25-32 New International Version (NIV)
25 Then someone came and said, “Look! The men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people.” 26 At that, the captain went with his officers and brought the apostles. They did not use force, because they feared that the people would stone them.
27 The apostles were brought in and made to appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest. 28 “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” he said. “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.”
29 Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings! 30 The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead—whom you killed by hanging him on a cross. 31 God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins. 32 We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”
Don’t worry about what to say when you are brought up before councils, governors, or kings for Jesus sake. God will give you what to say.
Matthew 10:19 King James Version (KJV)
19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
Peter by the aid of the Holy Spirit spoke boldly to the Sanhedrin. Peter was determined to obey God. God is not teaching us to be unruly and not to disrespect the authorities of the earth but when it gets in the way of the gospel going forth, it is better to “obey God rather than man” (Acts 5:29).
God has asked his church to preach this gospel in season and out of season.
2 Timothy 4:2 King James Version (KJV)
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
Preach all, all of it, not part and not half, old testament and new testament.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 New International Version (NIV)
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
All scripture is good for teaching. Not one part of it is bad. If people think this about the scripture than their must be a sin that people are holding on to and not willing to let go. As Christians we may find ourselves in sin sometimes and will quickly seek repentance from God but we do not live a lifestyle of continual unrepentant sin.
1 John 3:7-10 English Standard Version (ESV)
7 Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. 8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. 9 No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God. 10 By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
If the scripture convicts us of sin, we need to seek repentance of God and make it right with Him.
There is a penalty for unrepentant sin.
2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 English Standard Version (ESV)
8 in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9 They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,
John 3:15-18 English Standard Version (ESV)
15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
Speak the Word and let the Word of God draw those who will come to Him.
Prayer: Father in your Son Jesus name I ask Lord that those who do not know you reading this letter would receive what you so graciously give; eternal life. Father let them realize that the gospel is the truth and God is telling them the Word because He loves them. Father let them know that the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23). There is a penalty for unrepentant sin. Jesus paid this penalty when he died on the cross for our sins. Just receive Jesus payment for sin and begin a new life in Christ today. Just receive and accept Jesus today as Lord and be made a part of his wonderful glorious family.
What kind of love is God asking of His church today?
Matthew 22:37-40 New International Version (NIV)
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
This seem simple enough but Jesus was judged terribly by religious leaders of His day when He demonstrated this kind of love.
Mark 2:13-17 New International Version (NIV)
13 Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,”Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.
15 While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
There is no legalism with this kind of love. It is straightforward and direct not external and pious. Everything the Pharisees do is for the people to see.
Matthew 23:5-13 New International Version (NIV)
5 “Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries[a] wide and the tassels on their garments long; 6 they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; 7 they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others.
8 “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. 9 And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. 10 Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. 11 The greatest among you will be your servant. 12 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.
13 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.
They watched Jesus to have something to accuse Him. They could only accuse Him of loving His neighbor just as the LORD has asked. Jesus taught the people correctly and demonstrated with action. This infuriated the religious leaders because they did not have the influence that Jesus did. Jesus continued to love. He loved everyone, including His enemies the Romans.
Luke 7:1-10 English Standard Version (ESV)
Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant
7 After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. 2 Now a centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him. 3 When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they pleaded with him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy to have you do this for him, 5 for he loves our nation, and he is the one who built us our synagogue.” 6 And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. 7 Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. 8 For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” 9 When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” 10 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well.
Jesus is love not hate. His love spreads to every person and every nation. Trust God today to hear your prayer when you pray according to His Word and to His Way which is Jesus, AMEN!!!!!!!!!!
I love this and just had to share it with you today. Do we know who we serve today people of GOD (Yahweh). Listen to this and get to know who is worthy of your praise!!!!!
GOD is love. Love is GOD. Love is Jesus. Jesus is the fulfillment of GOD’s love toward us.
Who can disagree with this? How else can we love people who hate and mistreat us if it were not for the love of God.
2 John 4 New International Version (NIV)
4 It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.
Those who know the truth follow and obey it. What is truth you may ask? The truth is that GOD (Yahweh) has commanded us to love.
John 13:34-35 New International Version (NIV)
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
His commandment to love leads to eternal life with HIM.
John 12:49-50 New International Version (NIV)
49 For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. 50 I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.”
God commands obedience from the family of believers. Love and obedience are rewarded.
Deuteronomy 28:1 New King James Version (NKJV)
28 “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.
People know we are Christians by the willingness we have to obey our GOD and the love we have for others.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 New International Version (NIV)
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails.
Now that the love of GOD (Jesus) has entered the world we can love our neighbors more fully. GOD is commanding us to love. Love like Jesus loved; unconditionally. Just love!!!! Amen!!!!
Hey everyone! I am back praise God! Did you miss me? It’s good to be back doing the things I love, which is blogging and spreading the gospel through the internet. I get such a joy spreading the good news about Jesus. It is good news you know, not bad. The world may try to make it seem bad but it is not bad at all. It is actually good and very good at that. Anything that saves us from a life of torment, misery and pain is good. There may be some people out there who say this is not true. There may be some people who say there life is very good and you know looking from the outside it may look very good. They may live in a big fancy home with a brand new mercedes in their driveway. But how many of us know that looks can be deceiving. GOD sees the material things but HE also sees behind closed doors. GOD sees and knows everything about us. HE sees the false facade that people put on in public. Laughing on the outside but truly miserable on the inside. Only God can give us that true joy that bubbles up inside and comes out in loud boisterous laughter. What the Lord has given us the world can’t take it away. The world does not understand. The world does not get it. The world says, huh? GOD (Yahweh) gives us joy, unspeakable joy and this is the most wonderful feeling in the world. People do not have to pretend to be something they are not. We are free to be who GOD made us and do this unashamedly. I am not ashamed of my GOD and HE is not ashamed of me. I need Jesus. I depend on Him for everything like a sheep depends on the shepherd. He leadeth me beside the still waters.
Psalm 23:1-5 New International Version (NIV)
A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Who wouldn’t serve a God like this? God is good and his mercy endureth forever. Oh give thanks unto the Lord for His great mercy (Psalm 136). We were all a wretch undone, miserable and unhappy but God had mercy on us. He had compassion on us when others would have simply given up and be done with us. GOD cares for us. GOD loves us. Nobody loves you the way Jesus loves you. He knows everything about you but still loves you. HE loves you too much to let you live a life that HE knows will end in tragedy. Separate from GOD, there is no life. GOD (Yahweh) gives meaning and purpose to your life.
When things get turbulent in your life, GOD (Yahweh) will bring calmness.
Mark 4:38-40 King James Version (KJV)
38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
Where is your faith Christians? Christians belong to God and God belongs to us. Anything we ask according to His will we shall receive.
1 John 5:14-15 New International Version (NIV)
14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
This is the key point we must ask according to His will; not our own. Our prayers should not be centered on material things. GOD knows what we have need of even before we ask. He knows us better than we know our ourselves. Believe it or not some of the things we pray and ask GOD we truly do not need but we keep asking for it. In our minds we believe this is right but it is not what GOD has in mind for us. Our prayer for ourselves should be, “LORD let me become what you would have me to become”. You would be amazed at the things that start coming in your life if you prayed this prayer. Ask God to let you know who is for you and who is against you. Ask HIM who you should let in your life and who should show the door. There may be people in your life right now who are detrimental to the plan GOD has for you. Ask GOD to reveal who these people are and put them far from you. Let only those who share your goals and aspirations close to you. Let nothing or no one interfere with the plan GOD has for your life. Ask God to remove manipulative people from your life. Ask GOD to remove people who only want to tempt you to leave JESUS and join the world. These people are not for you. We do not even think the same as these people. Christian people have different priorities than worldly people. A Christian’s goal is to live a life pleasing to GOD. Worldly people live a life pleasing to themselves. They could care less about what GOD wants or desires. Worldly people only care about things in this life; not the life to come after death. Many believe that when you die; that is it but that is just the beginning. Many will tell you there is no GOD but we know that is a lie from the pit of Hell. Yes there is GOD! HE has an anointed Son named Jesus Christ whom HE sent in the flesh to the earth to defeat our enemy Satan. After the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus, He ascended back into heaven and God sent us the Holy Spirit to comfort, lead, guide and teach us all things.
John 14:26 American Standard Version (ASV)
26 But the Comforter, even the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto you.
Those who are of GOD know the truth. Continue to know the truth. Do not be lead astray by religious leaders that water down the gospel. Demand the truth. Jesus is the truth and all that He stands for. The flock of GOD deserve nothing less. The truth, Jesus, is what heals us and sets us free. GOD’s way, Jesus Christ; GOD’s anointed Son, leads to life while the world’s way, Satan, leads to death. GOD’s way is much better. Not to say you will not have your moments but GOD will see you through every time. You are never alone as long as you have God in your life. Amen!!!!!
How many of us know this today? Jesus is the captain, He is the boss, He is the Chief Executive Officer, He is the man in charge, He is Lord, He is Rock, and He is Redeemer. When we confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in our heart that God raised Him from the dead our life is not our own anymore. We have just given our mind, will, and emotions over to God (Yahweh). I tell you there is a contentment that passes all understanding once you turn your life over to God. We just allow God to steer us in the direction that He wants us to follow. We quit listening to outside sources: celebrities, friends, television, family, films, movies, books, and experts and just focus totally and completely on God for what He would have us to do.
Our soul belongs to God now. I do not have a long definition for soul. My definition is simply the mind, will, and emotions of a person. Our mind is now like Jesus mind.
Philippians 2:5 King James Version (KJV)
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
This means our mind agrees with God’s mind in everything. We are in unison with every decision God makes. We do not argue. We do not bicker. We do not complain. We know that God has all knowledge and all wisdom and we trust His choices and decisions he has made regarding us even when we may not understand or see how this is going to happen. God operates above our intellect. We trust in the intellect of our God (Yahweh).
Our will is now like Jesus will. It molds and shapes into what God desires for our life. God’s desire for Jesus was for Him to die on the cross. Even though Jesus knew it would be painful, He said:
Luke 22:42 New International Version (NIV)
42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”
If we want to make it into heaven we must be willing to do what God desires. Things may not always be easy but God will help us to do the things He desires.
It is not hard to know the Lord’s will. I have heard people say “If it’s the Lord’s will” or “if the Lord’s will”. God tells us plainly in his Word what He wants from us; what He desires of us. Christians say this sometimes to get out of doing what God would have them to do.
*One thing that is His will is that He wants us all saved.
John 6:40 Common English Bible (CEB)
40 This is my Father’s will: that all who see the Son and believe in him will have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
*It is his will for us to be His sons through Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 1:5-12 American Standard Version (ASV)
5 having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 to the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved: 7 in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8 which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, 9 making known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him 10 unto a dispensation of the fulness of the times, to sum up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens, and the things upon the earth; in him, I say,11 in whom also we were made a heritage, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his will; 12 to the end that we should be unto the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ:
*God desires for us is to be obedient.
Ephesians 6:5-8 American Standard Version (ASV)
5Servants, be obedient unto them that according to the flesh are your masters, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; 6 not in the way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; 7 with good will doing service, as unto the Lord, and not unto men:8 knowing that whatsoever good thing each one doeth, the same shall he receive again from the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
God desires that we pray unceasingly.
1 Thessalonians 5:11-18 American Standard Version (ASV)
11 Wherefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as also ye do.
12 But we beseech you, brethren, to know them that labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; 13 and to esteem them exceeding highly in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, encourage the faint-hearted, support the weak, be longsuffering toward all. 15 See that none render unto any one evil for evil; but always follow after that which is good, one toward another, and toward all. 16 Rejoice always; 17 pray without ceasing; 18 in everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus to you-ward.
*God’s will is that His church keep sane and sober.
1 Peter 4:1-7 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
4 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same thought, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer by human passions but by the will of God. 3 Let the time that is past suffice for doing what the Gentiles like to do, living in licentiousness, passions, drunkenness, revels, carousing, and lawless idolatry. 4 They are surprised that you do not now join them in the same wild profligacy, and they abuse you; 5 but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6 For this is why the gospel was preached even to the dead, that though judged in the flesh like men, they might live in the spirit like God.
7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore keep sane and sober for your prayers.
1 Peter 4:19 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will do right and entrust their souls to a faithful Creator.
*It is God’s will that we not be conformed unto this world.
1 John 2:15-17 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If any one loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world passes away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides for ever.
*It is God’s will that we be a living sacrifice.
Romans 12:1-2 New International Version (NIV)
12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
*It is God’s will that we do not repay evil with evil.
Romans 12:17-21 New International Version (NIV)
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
*It is God’s will for you to be tough but patient.
Hebrews 10:35-39 New International Version (NIV)
35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. 37 For,
“In just a little while,
he who is coming will come
and will not delay.”
“But my righteous one will live by faith.
And I take no pleasure
in the one who shrinks back.”
39 But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.
*It is God’s will for you to be a part of God’s family.
Mark 3:35 King James Version (KJV)
35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.
*It is God’s will that we be sanctified and avoid sexual immorality.
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 New International Version (NIV)
Living to Please God
4 As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.
3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, 5 not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; 6 and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister. The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before. 7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. 8 Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.
*It is God’s will for us to be wise.
Ephesians 5:15-17 New International Version (NIV)
15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
Finally, our emotions are like Jesus emotions. We care about what God cares about. What did God care about?
He cared about people. He said they were like sheep without a shepherd.
Matthew 9:36-37 Common English Bible (CEB)
36 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion for them because they were troubled and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
His compassion was stirred for the physical and spiritual needs of the people. This compassion ignited and pushed Him toward the cross to deliver hurting humanity from the earth to a home in heaven away from suffering, misery, and pain. God loves us just that much. Don’t reject His love and sacrifice to live a life destined to Hell. Receive Jesus as Captain of your soul today and receive eternal life with Father God.