Tuesday, January 27, 2009

God's Promises: Tuesday

Shame; Lying; Slander & Reproach; Anger; Guilt; Enemies; Prisoners; Loneliness; Worry & Pride. Taken from the CBS Version.

Shame: Romans 5:5: "This hope does not disappoint, because God 's love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us."
We should not feel shameful for those who believe, as the Lord is all gracious, loving and forgiving.

Lying: Proverbs 25:18: "A man giving false testimony against his neighbor is like a club, a sword, or a sharp arrow."
In other words, your lies can hurt. The old cliche' "stabbing one in the back" is about what it feels like when your bear falsities towards your neighbor. So keep an honest tongue.

Slander & Reproach: Psalm 57:3: "He reaches down from Heaven and saves me, challenging the one who tramples me. God sends His faithful love and truth."
Yes he does! Hallelujah! I can testify to this one. I've seen His hand reach down literally and save me. Thank you Father!

Anger: Psalm 30:5: "For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor, a lifetime. Weeping may spend the night, but there is joy in the morning."
God is always there to heal, to love, and to protect.

Guilt: 2 Chronicles 30:9: "For when you return to the Lord, your brothers and your sons [will receive] mercy in the presence of their captors and will return to this land. For the Lord your God is gracious and merciful; He will not turn [His] face away from you if you return to Him."
Amen! Thank you Lord! Do not turn away from Him, lest you want to grieve for eternity, and you want the next generations to suffer as well.

Enemies: Deuteronomy 28:7: "The Lord will cause the enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you. They will march out against you from one direction but flee from you in seven directions."
Isn't this great? He will take care of us no matter what!

Prisoners: Psalm 69:33: "For the Lord listens to the needy and does not despise His own who are prisoners."
He truly is an all loving God.

Loneliness: Isaiah 43:4: "Because you are precious in My sight and honored, and I love you, I will give human beings in your place, and peoples in place of your life."
We will never be alone with Him!

Worry: Philippians 4:19: "And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus."
We are provided for as long as we believe in and follow Jesus.

Pride: Proverbs 26:12: "Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him."
It is not good for one to fluff his feathers and look down on others. For we were all created equally. We all have a reason. Where some lack in one area from others, they will pick up where the others lack. When we come as one, we accomplish so much more!

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