5 Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.
Matthew 10:38 New King James Version (NKJV)
38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
Psalm 128:1 New King James Version (NKJV)
Blessings of Those Who Fear the Lord
A Song of Ascents.
Blessed is every one who fears the Lord,
Who walks in His ways.
Psalm 37:28 New King James Version (NKJV)
For the Lord loves justice,
And does not forsake His saints;
They are preserved forever,
But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.
The lord blesses those who follow him with riches and praise he promises to shower them with gifts along the way but those who choose to walk from him and not follow his decree will be cut off of all his inheritance he gave
12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life
As humans we have the tendency to live in the darkness of sin and our past two places we don’t like to admit we go but as humans it’s what we do
Jesus states in John 8:12 “I am the light 💡 of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life”
Saying that he is the light to take in all that of the world turning it from darkness to beautiful light in and through him giving believers the light of life and freedom from the darkness removing us from our sin washing us as clean as wool of a lamb and giving us forever light in eternal life with him
He does not hold grudges for what we have said or done he does not condemn us for our wrongs he does not judge or boast us that is Father God who is our only judge he just leads us in the paths of love and peace and is a forgiving father who wants us to come to him and let him lead our ways in the light
We don’t need Twitter or Facebook or LinkedIn to follow him and let him be our friend he offers that automatically in his love he gave to us in death
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Mark 8:34 New King James Version (NKJV)
Take Up the Cross and Follow Him
34 When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
Matthew 5:13[ Believers Are Salt and Light ] “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
It’s often said you are the light of this world the light of the upcoming generations
You are the word they need to hear
You are the story waiting to be told
You are life of a stranger who gave all to give you life
You are also the salt which gives a hint of taste to all that you season with Gods words without them you are nothing and those who don’t know them and are never introduced to the word of God are just only loved by God but don’t even know it and don’t know him intimately or eternally
Be the light and the salt over the world shine and season in everyone you see without it there is nothing
When you feel there is no way God will ask you to trust him that he has a way and he is the way
When you feel small God will shower you with love making you feel bigger
When life sends you curve balls God will rebound them sending them the other way
When you have faith in your heart trusting the good lord and his word he will provide all your needs and love you eternally
Genesis 6:12So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on theearth.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am theway, the truth, and thelife. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Genesis 18:19For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep theway of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.
John 11:26And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
We as believers shall never die or perish
If we live in him with him then we have eternal life with him a much more beautiful, peaceful place at rest than here
As believers he promised to live with us even after the end here on earth to live on forever with him