Monday, January 08, 2007
Faith Is The Key
To have the faith of a mustard seed. This is what we all need, faith. Faith that Jesus Christ came to earth as God manifested before men as a man. Faith that Christ died for the sins of the world. Faith that Jesus was raised up from the dead and is alive sitting on the right hand side of God. Faith that through Jesus Christ we may receive everlasting life. Faith that the Holy Spirit is always with us who believe in Christ. Faith that Jesus will return to earth as He has said He would. Faith that can only come through the living word of God, The Holy Bible.
Living and growing in faith with Jesus Christ is wonderful and amazing. But we can only imagine what it is going to be like when we see Christ for the first time. Will He come and embrace us with His loving arms? I think He already does that now. Will He tell us that everything is OK? I think He tells us that now. Will the angels rejoice when we get there? I think they are doing that right now. Jesus Christ is right here for us right now. Will we not be there for Him right now? Will we not praise Him and worship Him, giving Him the glory for everything right now?
There are many in and of this world but how many are not of this world just in it? There are few. This becomes more and more recognizable as time passes. Or as I get older. May God Bless all who come to Him through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
1: The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
2: For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.
3: A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
4: They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.
5: Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.
6: Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.
7: Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.
8: He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
9: He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
10: Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.
11: The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.
12: When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
13: He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
14: Happy is the man that feareth always: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
15: As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.
16: The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.
17: A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.
18: Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
19: He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
20: A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
21: To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.
22: He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
23: He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
24: Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.
25: He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.
26: He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
27: He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
28: When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.