What the Bible Says About Spending Time With God

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“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” (Joshua 1:8)

“I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.”  (Psalm 77:12)

“My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.”  (Psalm 119:148)

  • I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.”  (Psalm 143:5) [Read more...]

What the Bible Says To Fathers

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“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4)

“Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.” (Colossians 3:21)

“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.”  (Deuteronomy 6:6-9)

  • “In the future, when your son asks you, ‘What is the meaning of the stipulations, decrees and laws the LORD our God has commanded you?’ tell him…The LORD commanded us to obey all these decrees and to fear the LORD our God, so that we might always prosper and be kept alive, as is the case today. And if we are careful to obey all this law before the LORD our God, as he has commanded us, that will be our righteousness.” (Deuteronomy 6:20, 24-25)

  • “The LORD is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation”  (Numbers 14:18) [Read more...]

What the Bible Says About Faith

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“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1)

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. “  (Matthew 6:31-33)

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6)

  • “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.” (James 1:2-3)
  • When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”  ”Yes, Lord,” they replied.  Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith will it be done to you”; “ (Matthew 9:28-29) [Read more...]

What the Bible Says About Prayer

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“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6)

“What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him?” (Deuteronomy 4:7)

“…if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

  • “This, then, is how you should pray:  “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.  For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” (Matthew 6:9-15) [Read more...]

What the Bible Says About Love

love bracelet - justopenthebook.com“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8)

“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:5)

“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13)

  • “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves” (Romans 12:10)
  • “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.” (Proverbs 3:3) [Read more...]

What the Bible Says About Honesty

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An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.” (Proverbs 24:26)

You destroy those who tell lies; bloodthirsty and deceitful men the LORD abhors.” (Psalm 5:6)

“Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies” (Psalm 34:12-13)

“A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free.” (Proverbs 19:5)

  • “The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful” (Proverbs 12:22) [Read more...]

What the Bible Says About God’s Faithfulness

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“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)

“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:8)

“God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind.  Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” (Numbers 23:19)

  • “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ” (Lamentations 2:22-23) [Read more...]