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Titus 1:16

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 10, 2019 – Tuesday Titus 1:16  NIV 16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good. Comments There is something about this verse I really like. Maybe it’s because it brings to mind the saying “Actions speak louder than words.” This is the end of chapter one where Titus is instructed to rebuke those…

Titus 1:5-6

To obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 09, 2019 – Monday Titus 1:5-6  NIV 5 The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.  6 An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. or 5 The reason I left you…

Titus 3:1-2

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 06, 2019 – Friday Titus 3:1-2  NIV 1 Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone. Comments In this short epistle, Paul’s third pastoral epistle (the first two to Timothy),  Paul looks to show how the good news…
1 Timothy

1 Timothy 3:1-7

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 05, 2019 – Thursday 1 Timothy 3:1-7  NIV 1 Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. 2 Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own family well and see…
2 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians 3:14-15

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 04, 2019 – Wednesday 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15  NIV 14 Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them, in order that they may feel ashamed. 15 Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer. Comments These verses are very interesting as they are the last verses prior to the…
2 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians 1:5-8

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 03, 2019 – Tuesday 2 Thessalonians 1:5-8  NIV 5 All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. 6 God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you 7 and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when…
Colossians

Colossians 3:20-24

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 02, 2019 – Monday Colossians 3:20-24  NIV 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. 22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, work…
Philippians

PHILIPPIANS 2:12-13

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * November 29, 2019 – Friday Philippians 2:12-13  NIV 12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Comments On Wednesday, we ended up a verse shy of…
Give Thanks

Thanksgiving Post – 28 November 2019

November 28, 2019 – Thursday THANKSGIVING This is a repost from Thanksgiving five years ago, November 27, 2014 – Thursday Comments on Thanksgiving Day – There are 40 references to Thanksgiving in the Bible – 31 are in the OT (13 in Psalms alone) and 9 are in the NT – The first 4 in the Old Testament  are in Leviticus – In the New Testament 3 are in 2 Corinthians, 1 in Philippians, 2 in Colossians, 2 in 1…
Philippians

Philippians 2:8

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * November 27, 2019 – Wednesday Philippians 2:8  NIV 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself     by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! Comments This verse is of course about Jesus, but to really make sense of it let’s look at the preceding and following verses for context. 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who,…
Ephesians

Ephesians 6:1-6

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * November 26, 2019 – Tuesday Ephesians 6:1-6  NIV 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.  2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—  3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. 5 Slaves,…

Galatians 5:2-6

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * November 25, 2019 – Monday Galatians 5:2-6  NIV 2 Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. 3 Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. 4 You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ;…