Today's Good News


5/26            James 2:14-24

14 What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? 15 Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, 16 and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? 17 So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. 18 Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.” 19 You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. 20How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless? 21Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete.23 And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” He was even called the friend of God. 24 So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone. 


Live like a Christian-a Christ follower.  Those who follow Jesus live as He calls us to live.  They love the Lord with all their heart and their brother or sister like they would like to be loved.  Jesus cares about people and so should we His followers. 




5/25            Isaiah 55:12-13

12 I will make your towers of sparkling rubies, your gates of shining gems, and your walls of precious stones. 13 I will teach all your children, and they will enjoy great peace. 


Peace is a valuable gift especially for those overwhelmed with fear and anxiety about everything.  We need the Lord.  When we have Jesus we have the most important thing that we need.  Jesus is Lord.  Seek to know Him. 




5/24            Isaiah 54:10

10 For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says the LORD, who has mercy on you. 


The Lord promises you, He will be with you, and never leave you because He loves you and will never, ever forget you. 




5/23            Isaiah 26:12

12 LORD, you will grant us peace; all we have accomplished is really from you. 


This is a prayer, a promise to claim and a valuable remembrance.  We belong to Jesus and nothing can separate us from Him. Be of good faith, when you are struggling remember that the Lord is there with you and rejoices in giving you His strength.  Stay the course.  Fight the good fight of faith.  The victory has already been won. 




5/22            Isaiah 26:3

3 You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! 


Focus your mind, your heart and your life on Jesus.  The world will not be able to destroy and you will find real peace and joy in your life.  Trust Jesus and keep focused on Him.  He is Lord and God and He will see you through. 




5/21            Isaiah 9:6

6 For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 


Foretold and forthtold.  He came on a mission to bring you life.  Have you met Jesus?  You can. All you have to do is ask Him to forgive you of your sin, come into your life and give you new birth into the Kingdom of God.  He will if you ask. 




5/20            Psalm 119:165

165 Those who love your instructions have great peace and do not stumble. 


Do what the Lord says. Listen to His instructions and you will have peace and will not stumble.  Follow Him in all that you do.  Jesus is Lord. 



5/19            2 Thessalonians 3:16

16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.


The Lord gifts us with His peace.  When we seek Him and obey Him, He pours out His peace upon us. 




5/18            Psalm 85:8

8 I listen carefully to what God the LORD is saying, for he speaks peace to his faithful people. But let them not return to their foolish ways. 9 Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, so our land will be filled with his glory. 


Listen to the Lord. He will guide you in the Kingdom way. Follow Him all of your days and do not return to your old foolish ways.  Fear the Lord and His glory and peace will reside with you. 




5/17            Psalm 37:37

37 Look at those who are honest and good, for a wonderful future awaits those who love peace.


Be a Godly example with your life.  Be honest and good.  When you are the future is always bright for the Lord blesses the future of those who love peace.