Freedom from Sin; Self Righteousness; Comfort; Contentment; Food & Clothing; Death; Success; Long Life; Trust; and Redemption of Sin. Taken from the CBS Version.
Freedom from Sin: Romans 6:6-7: "For we know that our old self was crucified with Him in order that sin's dominion over the body may be abolished, so that we may no longer be enslaved to sin, 7 since a person who has died is freed from sin's claims."
Wow! What a great sacrifice God and Jesus made for us. Do we have a right to complain about how hard we have it? Do you stop and think about the sacrifices He made for us? When one does, we should be able to refrain from sinning much easier.
Self Righteousness: Isaiah 5:21: "Woe to those who are wise in their own opinion and clever in their own sight."
Without Him, we are nothing. For those who try to go it alone, something always manages to happen.
Comfort: Psalm 18:2: "The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my mountain where I seek refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."
I'll tell you what, whenever I'm starting to let my guard down and the enemy starts to sneek in, you can really tell the difference. Stay in the prescenc of the Lord and life is so much more exciting.
Contentment: Proverbs 15:15: "All the days of the oppressed are miserable, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast."
Amen and Hallelujah to that! Be happy, don't worry, cast all your cares and worries up to the Lord. He will take care of us!
Food and Clothing: Psalm 111:5: "He has provided food for those who fear Him; he remembers His covenant forever."
The Lord will make sure we are provided with all necessities.
Death: Proverbs 14:32: "The wicked are thrown down by their own sin, but the righteous have a refuge when they die."
How sweet is that. Follow the Lord our God for eternity in paradise, or don't follow and suffer for all eternity. Ewww, gives me the shivers just thinking about it. I believe!!!
Success: Deuteronomy 30:9: "The Lord your God will make you prosper abundantly in all the work of your hands with children, the offspring of your livestock, and your soil's produce. Indeed, the Lord will again delight in your prosperity, as He delighted in that of your fathers."
Do as you are expected and you will be rewarded!
Long Life: Proverbs 20:29: "The glory of young men is their strength, and the splendor of old men is gray hair."
Ah yes, the splendor of gray hair, the crown of glory. Life for eternity when you give yourself to the Lord, believe, baptized, and repent of all sins.
Trust: Psalm 37: 3-5: "Trust in the Lord and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely. 4 Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart's desires. 5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act."
Life is much better when we put our trust and faith in His hands. Believe and receive goodness. You must believe wholeheartedly though, not just a part time believer/follower.
Redemption of Sin: 1 John 3:5: "Jesus answered, 'I assure you: Unless someone is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God."
One must be baptized in order to enter into the Kingdom of God.One must be baptized in order to enter into the Kingdom of God.