My Daily Bread – Having therefore these promises, dearly beLOVED ππππ, let us cleanseππΆπ° ourselves from ALL filthiness of the flesh πͺ and SPIRIT ποΈ, perfecting holiness πΌπ in the fear of GOD.
See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good π to one another and to everyone.
Too Good Not to Share. The gospel βοΈπ is too good not to share. [John] came as a witness to testify concerning that Lightπ‘π¦β‘π₯, so that through Him ALL might believe.
Using your CHRISTian salt πiness & your lightπ‘π¦β‘π₯?
Salt π is a preservative, a flavor-enhancer, and a thirst ππ° stimulant. A lampπ‘π¦β‘π₯ is intended to illuminate ππππ the darkness π. The light too serves as signage πππ, giving information π§πΈand direction to a destination π£οΈ.
Having therefore these promises, dearly beLOVED, let us cleanse ourselves from ALL filthiness of the flesh and SPIRIT, perfecting holiness in the fear of GOD.
2 Corinthians 7:1 KJV
1 Thessalonians 5:15
15. See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.
Too Good Not to Share. The gospel is too good not to share.
[John] came as a witness to testify concerning that Light, so that through Him ALL might believe.βJohn 1:7
During court proceedings, witnesses are more than onlookers or spectators. They are active participants who help determine the outcome of a case. The same is true of our witness for CHRIST. We are to be active participants in a matter of absolute importanceβthe truth of JESUSβS death and resurrection.
When John the Baptist came to tell people about JESUS, the light of the world, he did so by declaring his knowledge of JESUS. And John the disciple, who recorded the events, testified of his experience with JESUS: βWe have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only SON, who came from the FATHER, full of grace and truthβ (John 1:14). The apostle Paul would elaborate on this idea as he told young Timothy, βThe things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach othersβ (2 Tim. 2:2).
All CHRISTians have been summoned before the courtroom of the world. The Bible says we are not mere spectators but active participants. We testify to the truth about JESUSβS death and resurrection. John the Baptist was the voice of one calling in the desert. Our voices can be heard in our workplace, neighborhood, church, and among our family and friends. We can be active witnesses, telling them about the reality of JESUS in our lives. βLawrence Darmani
Do our actions enable us to witness for JESUS?
In what creative ways might we witness today?
The gospel is too good not to share.
INSIGHT: The Bible uses various metaphors to describe the believerβs role as a witness for CHRIST (John 15:5; 2 Cor. 3:1-3; 5:20; 1 Peter 2:5, 9). In one of His teachings, JESUS used two common household itemsβsalt and lightβto emphasize the positive influence a CHRISTian ought to have on the community he lives in (Matt. 5:13-16). Salt is a preservative, a flavor-enhancer, and a thirst stimulant. A lamp is intended to illuminate the darkness. The light too serves as signage, giving information and direction to a destination. Therefore, the light must be placed in a conspicuous position to attract and to be effective. Bible teacher Henry Morris says we are βexpected to bring the salt of preservation and joy to a bland, tasteless, and otherwise decaying world, and the light of salvation to a dark, sinful world.β Sim Kay Tee