Monthly Archives: January 2016

sound advice from Mary…

“His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.””‭‭John‬ ‭2:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/jhn.2.5.esv

Are you His servant? His disciple?

Well?

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Open your Bible before you open your mouth.

Spurgeon (or was it Geo. Mueller? – whichever) reportedly said “I will have no conversation with man before I’ve had a conversation of significance with God.”

Last night while preaching from Romans 15 (see below) I put it this way: open your Bible before you open your mouth.

“We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:1-6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/rom.15.1-6.esv

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Think through your human interactions with the glory of God in mind…

“We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:1-6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/rom.15.1-6.esv

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God looks at our hearts, may we look beyond the surface…

“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.””‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭16:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/1sa.16.7.esv

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Whose opinion do you seek most?

“Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.”‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭15:24‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/1sa.15.24.esv

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Considering my ways…

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

http://bible.com/59/pro.5.21.esv

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As you breathe… think… walk… live, remember…

“For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭11:36‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/rom.11.36.esv

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