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Thursday, 30 September 2010
Unless we know the difference between flowers and weeds, we are not fit to take care of a garden. It is not enough to have truth planted in our minds. We must learn and labor to keep the ground clear of thorns and briars, follies and perversities, which have a wicked propensity to choke the word of life.
-- Clyde Francis Lytle
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.
- Micah 7:8
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
If your enemies are hungry, give them bread to eat; and if they are thirsty, give them water to drink; for you will heap coals of fire on their heads, and the Lord will reward you. - Proverbs 25:21-22
Monday, 27 September 2010
Look, whatever thoughts you have about God, who God is or if God exists -- most will agree that God has a special place for the poor. In fact, the poor are where God lives.
, lead singer of U2
and co-founder of one.org
Sunday, 26 September 2010
"If you love me, then you will do the things I command. I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper. He will give you this Helper to be with you forever. The Helper is the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him. Why? Because the world does not see him or know him. But you know him. He lives with you, and he will live in you." -- John 14:15-17 (ERV)
Saturday, 25 September 2010
"You know the way to the place where I am going." Thomas said, "Lord, we don't know where you are going. So how can we know the way?" Jesus answered, "I am the way. I am the truth and the life. The only way to the Father is through me. If you really knew me, then you would know my Father too. But now you know the Father. You have seen him." -- John 14:4-7 (ERV)
Friday, 24 September 2010
We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
-- Romans 5:3-4
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Prayer always thrusts one out into action sooner or later. One of its main functions is to induce one to think creatively; it stretches the imagination; it enables one to see things and people not as they are but as they might be.
- Muriel Lester
social reformer and pacifist (1883-1968)
Monday, 20 September 2010
What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
-- Romans 8:31-32
Sunday, 19 September 2010
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn ...
-- Isaiah 61:1-2a
Saturday, 18 September 2010
There are only two ways of spreading light -- to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
- Edith Wharton, American novelist (1862-1937)
Jesus is the light and Christ followers are the mirrors.
Friday, 17 September 2010
No one after lighting a lamp hides it under a jar, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light. For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nor is anything secret that will not become known and come to light.
- Luke 8:16-17
Thursday, 16 September 2010
The matter is quite simple. The Bible is very easy to understand. But we as Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand we are obliged to act accordingly. Take any words in the New Testament and forget everything except pledging yourself to act accordingly. My God, you will say, if I do that my whole life will be ruined.
- Søren Kierkegaard
, Danish philosopher, theologian, and ethicist (1813-1855)
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
- Hosea 6:6
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to.
-- C. S. Lewis
Monday, 13 September 2010
Then turning toward the woman, [Jesus] said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has bathed my feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little."
- Luke 7:44-47
Sunday, 12 September 2010
They came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew...
Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.
- Martin Niemöller, German theologian and pastor (1892-1984)
Saturday, 11 September 2010
Keep my steps steady according to your promise, and never let iniquity have dominion over me. Redeem me from human oppression, that I may keep your precepts.
- Psalm 119:133-134
Friday, 10 September 2010
The only ultimate disaster that can befall us, I have come to realize, is to feel ourselves at home here on earth.
-- Malcolm Muggeridge
Thursday, 09 September 2010
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior ..."
-- Isaiah 43:2-3
Tuesday, 07 September 2010
At daybreak he departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowds were looking for him; and when they reached him, they wanted to prevent him from leaving them. But he said to them, "I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other cities also; for I was sent for this purpose."
- Luke 4:42-43
Sunday, 05 September 2010
The faithful have disappeared from the land,
and there is no one left who is upright;
they all lie in wait for blood,
and they hunt each other with nets.
Their hands are skilled to do evil;
the official and the judge ask for a bribe,
and the powerful dictate what they desire;
thus they pervert justice.
The best of them is like a brier,
the most upright of them a thorn hedge.
- Micah 7:2-4
Saturday, 04 September 2010
Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish.
~ Proverbs 18:13, NLT
Friday, 03 September 2010
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
-- James 1:22
Thursday, 02 September 2010
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