I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
There still is power in the blood! Jesus died for you. He shed his blood that you might be freed from sin, and have access to God’s power. Power to save, heal, and deliver. Thank him. Worship him. Believe him for miracles. Remember, there is wonder-working power in the blood.
The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord takes vengeance and is filled with wrath. The Lord takes vengeance on his foes and vents his wrath against his enemies. The Lord is slow to anger but great in power; the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet.
Remember that God is watching you, and the world, ready to take action, at the right moment. He remains “great in power,” but also is “slow to anger.” And he “will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.”
You can trust your life to him.
In the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Don’t limit God or put a cap on what he can do for you and through you. Remember the glorious promises he has given you.
Those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.
The Bible reminds us that the things of this world are passing away. Nothing here remains forever. This is why Jesus taught us not to place our hope in the temporary things of this world. To seek first God’s Kingdom.
My son, pay attention to my wisdom, turn your ear to my words of insight, that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.
The Bible reminds us that God is ready to give us discernment for every decision.
What issues do you face? What decisions do you need to make? Commit these matters to God. He knows the future. He can guide you, and give you discernment. As you seek him diligently, and cry out for wisdom, he promises to direct your steps.
I saw all that God has done. No one can comprehend what goes on under the sun. Despite all their efforts to search it out, no one can discover its meaning. Even if the wise claim they know, they cannot really comprehend it.
The process is designed to humble us. To help us realize our limits. And to drive us to turn to God. To cry out for his wisdom. Constantly, to ask and seek.
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.
We need to cultivate this attitude toward God and his word. Making it our standard. Seeking gis wisdom. Placing our trust in him. Listening with ears to hear.
For understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.
Make sure to commit everything to God, and seek the wisdom and discernment he gives in his word.
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
God has blessed you that you might be a blessing to others. Be ready and available for him to use you.
He has given both him and Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach others.
We have been blessed that we might be a blessing to others. Indeed, that we have a responsibility to share and teach. To be conduits for the blessings, wisdom, and resources that God has given us.