June 24, 2011

1 Peter 2

1 Peter 2

1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
 2As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
 3If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
 4To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
 5Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
 6Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
 7Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
 8And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
 9But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;
 10Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
 11Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
 12Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
 13Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
 14Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
 15For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
 16As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
 17Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
 18Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
 19For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
 20For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
 21For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
 22Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
 23Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
 24Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
 25For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day to my Dad!!!!!

         Good Morning, Friends! I hope you have been doing well! Today is Father's Day! On this day every year, we celebrate our fathers.

        So, I thought I would share a Bible verse on Fathers. It  is Exodus 20:12 " Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. "  We are to honor our parents. But, what does it mean to honor?  www.dictionary.com gives this meaning for honor : " to hold in honor or high respect; revere: to honor one's parents." So we must respect our fathers! ( and our mothers , of course! )  We must show them respect and honor. They have a responsibility to God on how they raise us! And us children don't make it very easy!

         So, today , let's honor our fathers! Let's honor our Dads. After all, " Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a DAD!"

        Have a wonderful day! Let's celebrate our dads!

June 11, 2011

Grace, a gift from GOD

            Hi, Everyone! Hope you are all doing well! Please pray for me as in a couple of days I am going to be taking a college entrance exam at my local community college! Please keep me in your prayers! Thanks!

           Today's post is on grace. Today , I have been thinking a lot about this subject. What is grace? What does the Bible say about it? Here we go! Let's look at a few Bible verses on this subject.

           Grace is a gift . Ephesians 2:8,9 " For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works , lest any man should boast."

           We are sinners in need of a SAVIOR! He gives us grace.  He shows mercy upon us if we will confess our sins and ask for forgiveness.

          But , grace does not give us an excuse to sin. Romans 6:1,2 says : " What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin , that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we , who are dead to sin, live any longer there in?"

               To be continued.......................................

June 3, 2011

Proverbs 3, The Proverb of the Day.

      How are all of you doing ! I hope you are doing well! I am enjoying "Post Graduation" life! Now I have to spend the next couple of weeks studying for my College Entrance Exam! Pray for me , Please! Thanks! :)

       So, Here is Proverbs 3! It's one of my favorite Bible chapters!

Proverbs 3

 1My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
 2For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
 3Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
 4So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
 5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
 6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
 7Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
 8It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
 9Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
 10So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
 11My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
 12For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
 13Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
 14For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
 15She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
 16Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
 17Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
 18She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
 19The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
 20By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
 21My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:
 22So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
 23Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
 24When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
 25Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
 26For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
 27Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
 28Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.
 29Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
 30Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.
 31Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.
 32For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.
 33The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.
 34Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
 35The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

  Have a wonderful day!