Bible Verse of the Day

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

THE HEART OF LOVE...

Proclamation of love through the truth is what ensures your name in the Book of Life - it is the workings of your heart that will be published for or against you - all else will pass away...

Don’t you realize that ALL OF YOU TOGETHER ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD and THAT THE SPIRIT OF GOD LIVES IN YOU? --- GOD will destroy anyone WHO DESTROYS THIS TEMPLE --- FOR GOD'S TEMPLE IS HOLY, and YOU ARE THAT TEMPLE. --- STOP DECEIVING YOURSELVES ---

IF YOU THINK YOU ARE WISE BY THIS WORLD’S STANDARDS, YOU NEED TO BECOME A FOOL TO BE TRULY WISE. --- FOR THE WISDOM OF THIS WORLD IS FOOLISHNESS TO GOD. --- AS THE SCRIPTURES say, “HE TRAPS THE WISE IN THE SNARE OF THEIR OWN CLEVERNESS.”1 COR 3:16

 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * So Paul, standing before the Council, addressed them as follows: “Men of Athens, I NOTICE THAT YOU ARE VERY RELIGIOUS IN EVERY WAY, --- FOR as I was walking along I SAW YOUR MANY SHRINES. - And one of your Altars had this INSCRIPTION on it: ‘TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.’ --- This GOD, WHOM YOU WORSHIP WITHOUT KNOWING, IS THE ONE I'M TELLING YOU ABOUT.--- “HE IS THE GOD WHO MADE THE WORLD and EVERYTHING IN IT. --- SINCE HE IS LORD of HEAVEN and EARTH, HE DOESN'T LIVE IN MAN-MADE TEMPLES, and HUMAN HANDS CAN'T SERVE HIS NEEDS — FOR HE HAS NO NEEDS. --- HE HIMSELF GIVES LIFE and BREATH TO EVERYTHING, and HE SATISFIES EVERY NEED. --- FROM ONE MAN HE CREATED ALL THE NATIONS THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE EARTH.-- HE DECIDED BEFOREHAND WHEN THEY SHOULD RISE and FALL, and HE DETERMINED THEIR BOUNDARIES.--- “HIS PURPOSE WAS FOR THE NATIONS TO SEEK AFTER GOD and PERHAPS FEEL THEIR WAY TOWARD HIM AND FIND HIM--- — THOUGH HE IS NOT FAR FROM ANY ONE OF US. --- FOR IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND EXIST.
As some of your own poets have said, ‘WE ARE HIS OFFSPRING.’ ---- And since this is true, WE SHOULDN'T THINK OF GOD AS an IDOL DESIGNED BY CRAFTSMEN FROM GOLD or SILVER or STONE. --- “GOD OVERLOOKED PEOPLE’S IGNORANCE ABOUT THESE THINGS IN EARLIER TIMES, --- BUT NOW HE COMMANDS EVERYONE EVERYWHERE TO REPENT OF THEIR SINS AND TURN TO HIM. Acts 17:22

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Think again, you fools! ---- WHEN WILL YOU FINALLY CATCH ON? ----IS HE DEAF — THE ONE WHO MADE YOUR EARS? --- IS HE BLIND — THE ONE WHO FORMED YOUR EYES? --- HE PUNISHES the NATIONS — WON'T HE ALSO PUNISH YOU? --- HE KNOWS EVERYTHING - DOESN'T HE ALSO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING? --- THE LORD KNOWS PEOPLE’S THOUGHTS; HE KNOWS THEY ARE WORTHLESS! --- JOYFUL ARE THOSE YOU DISCIPLINE, LORD , THOSE YOU TEACH WITH YOUR INSTRUCTIONS. Ps 94:8

* * * * * * * * * * * * * DON'T YOU REALIZE THAT YOUR BODIES ARE ACTUALLY PARTS OF CHRIST? --- SHOULD A MAN TAKE HIS BODY, WHICH IS PART OF CHRIST, AND JOIN IT TO A PROSTITUTE? - NEVER! - AND DON’T YOU REALIZE THAT IF A MAN JOINS HIMSELF TO A PROSTITUTE, HE BECOMES ONE BODY WITH HER? --- For the Scriptures say, “THE TWO ARE UNITED INTO ONE.” --- BUT THE PERSON WHO IS JOINED TO THE LORD IS ONE SPIRIT WITH HIM. --- RUN FROM SEXUAL SIN! --- NO OTHER SIN SO CLEARLY AFFECTS THE BODY AS THIS ONE DOES. --- FOR SEXUAL IMMORALITY IS A SIN AGAINST YOUR OWN BODY. --- DON’T YOU REALIZE THAT YOUR BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, --- WHO LIVES IN YOU AND WAS GIVEN TO YOU BY GOD? ---YOU DO NOT BELONG TO YOURSELF, --- FOR GOD BOUGHT YOU WITH A HIGH PRICE. --- SO YOU MUST HONOR GOD WITH YOUR BODY. 1Cor6:15 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

BE CAREFUL THEN, dear brothers and sisters. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR OWN HEARTS ARE NOT EVIL AND UNBELIEVING, TURNING YOU AWAY FROM THE LIVING GOD. --- YOU MUST WARN EACH OTHER EVERY DAY, WHILE IT IS STILL “TODAY,” --- SO THAT NONE OF YOU WILL BE DECEIVED BY SIN AND HARDENED AGAINST GOD. --- FOR IF WE ARE FAITHFUL TO THE END, TRUSTING GOD JUST AS FIRMLY AS WHEN WE FIRST BELIEVED, --- WE WILL SHARE IN ALL THAT BELONGS TO CHRIST. --- REMEMBER what it says: “TODAY WHEN YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DON'T HARDEN YOUR HEARTS AS ISRAEL DID WHEN THEY REBELLED.” Heb3:12

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *WISDOM SHOUTS IN THE STREETS. --- SHE CRIES OUT IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE. SHE CALLS TO THE CROWDS ALONG THE MAIN STREET, --- TO THOSE GATHERED IN FRONT OF THE CITY GATE: “HOW LONG, YOU SIMPLETONS, WILL YOU INSIST ON BEING SIMPLEMINDED? HOW LONG WILL YOU MOCKERS RELISH YOUR MOCKING? --- HOW LONG WILL YOU FOOLS HATE KNOWLEDGE?--- COME AND LISTEN TO MY COUNSEL. --- I'LL SHARE MY HEART WITH YOU AND MAKE YOU WISE.--- MY CHILD, IF SINNERS ENTICE YOU, TURN YOUR BACK ON THEM! --- IF A BIRD SEES A TRAP BEING SET, --- IT KNOWS TO STAY AWAY. - BUT THESE PEOPLE SET AN AMBUSH FOR THEMSELVES; --- THEY ARE TRYING TO GET THEMSELVES KILLED. - SUCH IS THE FATE OF ALL WHO ARE GREEDY FOR MONEY; --- IT ROBS THEM OF LIFE. Prov 1:17 * * * *

MAY THE GRACE OF GOD BE UPON YOU, AND HIS SPIRIT BE YOUR GUIDE - SHALOM...