Hebrews 13:5 (GWT)
Don’t love money. Be happy with what you have because God has said, “I will never abandon you or leave you.”
Galatians 1:10 (NIV)
Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Romans 5:6-8 (The Message)
Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.
Proverbs 22:7 (NASB)
The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.
Proverbs 23:12 (NASB)
Apply your heart to discipline And your ears to words of knowledge.
Ephesians 3:16-19 (NIV)
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
2 Peter 3:9 (NIV)
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Proverbs 28:26 (NKJV)
He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But whoever walks wisely will be delivered.
Colossians 2:6-7 (NIV)
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Proverbs 14:15 – May 14, 2009 (The Message)
The gullible believe anything they’re told; the prudent sift and weigh every word.
Proverbs 14:23 – May 14, 2009 (The Message)
Hard work always pays off; mere talk puts no bread on the table.
Proverbs 13:20 – May 13, 2009 (MSG)
Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.
Isaiah 55:9 – May 8, 2009 (NKJV)
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
Matthew 6:34 – May 4, 2009 (The Message)
Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.
Proverbs 3:25-26 – May 4, 2009
25 Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
26 for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.
Revelation 12:10-11 – April 30, 2009
10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Philippians 4:5-7 – April 29, 2009
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.
You have as little to fear from an undeserved curse as from the dart of a wren or the swoop of a swallow.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
1 Cor. 1:8
He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.