Tag: Proverbs 5:21

Don’t grow weary in doing good!

Scripture reading for September 23rd:  2nd Thessalonians 3, Psalm 40, Proverbs 5

Key Scriptures:  2nd Thessalonians 3:13-16 “As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.  If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed.  Do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.  Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times in every way.  The Lord be with you all.” 

Paul’s final words to the Thessalonians encouraged them to avoid those in the church who said they were believers but did not apply the truths Paul had brought them in this letter.  True faith results in hearing God’s Word and applying it to your life.  We should never grow weary of doing that and living by faith in all God’s Word and reaching out to do the good works He has prepared for us.  When we do, the peace of God will rest on us at all times.

Faith Confession:  I thank You Lord for the peace of God over my life.  I am joyfully doing the good works You show me to do and to apply the Word of God to my life.  I warn others and seek to encourage them to life faithfully because God is watching us.

Proverbs 5:21  “For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the Lord, and He ponders all his paths.” 

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Overcoming evil!

Scripture reading for June 28th:  Romans 12, Psalm 129, Proverbs 5

Key Scriptures:  Romans 12:17-21 “Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.  If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.  Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”  To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”  Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Paul was instructing the Romans in proper behavior for believers in Jesus.  They were to offer their bodies as and living sacrifice and renew their minds.  One area needing attention was revenge.  Christ-followers must never take revenge into their own hands.  They must instead do good to those who mistreat them in hope that they might see Jesus and be saved.  God alone can repay but He would rather show mercy to a repentant sinner.

Faith Confession:  Lord, to You alone belongs all judgment and repayment for wrongs.  Lead me daily to do good to those who mistreat me because of You.

Proverbs 5:21 “For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the Lord; and He ponders all his paths.”  

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