It is so important that we give our time to the Lord, love on Him and also love our neighbor. 1“A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight.” And true direction comes when our pride is lowered. In doing this, we gain the wisdom of God and His love is able to enter our hearts. When the Lord transforms our lives, there is nothing like it. Instead of being compelled to do kind things, it becomes who we are. Daily Bible study and prayer helps us obtain this perfect love for God and those around us. It helps us understand that this is the will of God. Therefore, to obey the Lord’s commands and show love, it becomes delightsome. Jesus said, 2“thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul.” 2“Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” A believer in Christ understands how important these two commands are and praises God. Read what Jesus said next, 2“there is none other commandment greater than these.” These two laws have been given to us all to help us know how to live for God and do His will. Only by showing our love towards God and our neighbor, is our faith on full display, otherwise it is dead. Jesus continued, 3“if ye love me, keep my commandments.” How can we call Him Lord, if we aren’t showing love towards Him and our neighbor? 6“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” Most everyone’s goal in life is to die and go to heaven, but only God’s faithful, who obey God’s commands, will be able to enter. This is the requirement to enter life with God. Seek His face and your salvation will be secure.
Please understand that 1“riches profit not in the day of wrath.” Why build up a life of wealth and security for this life, when it will all, one day, come to dust? It is more important to build up your security in heaven. When you show integrity to God, you are able to be guided by the Spirit. Give all your addictions to God. 4You will have to pay for your transgressions, unless Jesus has covered you by His blood. Come to Jesus and die to yourself, this day. Be made righteous in Christ Jesus. 5You are not meant to perish and suffer in hell, but to live without fear and pain in heaven. And if God makes you righteous, you are delivered from all your trouble, indeed. Surely, 1“the hope of unjust men perisheth.” Please understand what wickedness does to somebody. Please read this next quote very carefully, 1“an hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour.” This lifestyle is doing the opposite of loving our neighbor. To cause harm upon another through anger, violence, name calling, blaming, judging, and to not forgive is living for oneself and not God. This is not the life of a Christian. If this is your life, repent. And do so before it is too late. Ask God to forgive you. May His grace fall upon you, as you humble yourself before Him. There is mercy and forgiveness. Love can break us free from our bondage. We are capable of doing so much more if we but trust in God. 1If you have been set free, the city of God rejoiceth. But where 1“the wicked perish, there is shouting.” For they knew better and now they are very bitter. Come unto Jesus and His love will come inside of you. Then, a transformation will occur and obeying His commands will become who you are.
Let us pray:
I pray Lord that Your love will come inside us all. May we begin to come unto You fully, that Your love may abound in our lives. Lower our pride that we may see past ourselves and begin to see the value of every life, around us. May we see as You see us Lord. Lower the veil off our faces, that true kindness may begin to be shown to everyone around us. May our actions be made known in word and deed. I know that You are my Lord and my God. You are my Savior and healer. Thank You for coming inside my life and showing mercy to my soul. I am alive because of You. Thank You for seeing past the person I once was and seeing the person I could become. May this same love that You have shown towards me, time and time again, come inside of me also. I love You Lord. Use me to help others in need. When I know and respond to Your promptings to help others. Give me words to speak. Help me show true kindness and love. Help me know how to help people at all costs. Open their hearts for prayer, that Your peace may overflow inside of them. I know that You can use me to show this love to one another. I trust in You Lord. My heart is wide open. Use me to do Your will. May love abound always. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Proverbs 11:1-12 (KJV)
1 A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight.
2 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.
5 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.
7 When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.
8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.
9 An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
10 When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
12 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
2Mark 12:28-31 (KJV)
28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
3John 14:15-24 (KJV)
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.
4Hebrews 9:11-15 (KJV)
11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
5Revelation 21:1-8 (KJV)
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
6Revelation 22:11-14 (KJV)
11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.