Those Who Plan What is Good

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“It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor,

but blessed is the one who is kind

to the needy.

Do not those who plot evil go astray?

But those who plan what is good

find love and faithfulness.”

Proverbs 14: 21, 22

It’s interesting that these two verses are next to each other. God truly cares about our neighbors and we should too. Remember the two greatest commandments?

And I love the idea that there are blessings in caring for the poor. It’s my opinion, (just my opinion) that this includes providing health care, instead of trying to take it away.

Let us plan too, good things for ourselves and others.

Lord God please help us to be the kind, caring people You want us to be, including caring for the needy. Amen.

    

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quote from the NIV Bible

 

How Much You Care

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Why evangelism fails:

“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

Author Unknown

My wife actually taught me this. Sometimes when we share our faith, we focus too much on being right and we miss the point entirely.

We need to show the love of God, and share the compassion that the person needs, and the compassion that He wants us to have.

Heavenly Father please help us to be the type of people we should be, even when we share our faith. Amen.

 

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What Good Is It?

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“Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food.

If one of you says to him, ‘Go I wish you well; keep warm

and well fed,’ but does nothing about his physical needs,

what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself

if it is not accompanied by action,

is dead.”

 

James 2: 15-17

    

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quote from the NIV Bible

He Who Does These Things

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Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary?

Who may live on your holy hill?

He whose walk is blameless

and who does what is righteous,

who speaks the truth from his heart

and has no slander on his tongue,

who does his neighbor no wrong

and casts no slur on his fellow man,

who despises a vile man but honors

those who fear the Lord,

who keeps his oath even

when it hurts, who lends

his money without usury

and does not accept a bribe

against the innocent.

   

He who does these things

will never be shaken.

    

Psalm 15

    

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quote from the NIV Bible

A Prayer for Our Week

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Lord God, thank you for another week! Help us to push through the adversity

with the strength of faith. Help us too, with carrying compassion

where ever we go, accepting those

that are different from us.

And may we always

rejoice!

      

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