Tags archives: obedience

  • James 3:13-17 13Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15Such “wisdom” does not come down fr... [read more]
  • Ecclesiastes 11:4 4Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap. When we hear the terms plant and reap or harvest, farming easily comes to mind. The Lord Jesus compared the field ripe for harvest to harvest a crop for eternal life. He said in John 4:34-38, ... [read more]
  • Proverbs 1:24-27  24But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand, 25since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke, 26I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you—27when calamity overtakes y... [read more]
  • James 1:22-25 22Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25... [read more]
  • Proverbs 1:8-9 8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. 9 They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. Ideal What is an ideal structure of family composition? Father, mother and children! Our society cannot maintain such i... [read more]
  • James 1:13-18 13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin... [read more]
  • James 1:9-12 9 Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. 10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower. 11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is d... [read more]
  • Acts 28:1-10  1Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta. 2The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold. 3Paul gathered a pile of brushwood and, as he put it on the fire, a viper, driven out by the heat, fa... [read more]