12/06 Matthew 7:15-20
“Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. 16 You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. 18 A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. 19 So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. 20 Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.
Often we see but we don’t pay attention. Be careful when dealing with people. Evil people never show themselves as evil until they have accomplished their mission but you and I can identify evil people by their deeds. Watch carefully and spend time with Jesus and you will not be overrun.
12/05 Matthew 7:12-14
“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets. 13 “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. 14 But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.
The People of God are called to care for others. Not just those who like or are like us but everyone especially those who can do nothing for us. Listen to this Word-it applies to me and to you. Trust Jesus. Do what He says.
12/04 Matthew 7:7-11
“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. 9 “You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? 10 Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! 11 So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.
When you are praying don’t quit. When you are seeking the Lord’s face for something you are sure is what He wants don’t quit. Pray, pray, pray without ceasing. Jesus loves you.
12/03 Matthew 7:6
“Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you.
We are called to act with care and concern for others not to be know it alls even when we know it. Humility is always in order. Love one another.
12/02 Matthew 7:3-5
“And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?
4 How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.
Don’t forget who you are. Jesus is Lord and we are not. Be careful when dealing with people. People count with Jesus. When we are pointing one finger at someone else there are three pointing back at us. Be kind. Love one another.
12/01 Matthew 7:1-2
1 “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. 2 For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.
Check yourself. Are you quick to judge others? Jesus says do not judge others.
11/30 Psalm 9:1-2
1 I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. 2 I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.
We have access to the Lord all the time. He loves to spend time with us. Praise His name. We have a loving Lord who cared enough for us to die for us. Praise His name. Praise the Lord – Praise the Lord.
11/29 Jeremiah 30:19
19There will be joy and songs of thanksgiving, and I will multiply my people, not diminish them; I will honor them, not despise them.
The Lord cares for you. He is concerned about your life. As you face difficult situations and struggle with evil you can be confident that every promise of God is Yes for you. He is there with you and He will not leave you alone. Serve the Lord with gladness for Jesus loves you.
11/28 2 Corinthians 4:15
15 All of this is for your benefit. And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory.
We are here to serve the Lord and bring glory to Him. Tell others about Jesus. Do the next right thing. Spend time with Jesus. You will discover that you are constantly bringing glory to the Father as you live your life devoted to Jesus. As you become more like Jesus you will constantly be bringing glory to the Lord. Glory!
11/27 Philippians 4:6-7
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
When you trust Jesus and talk with Him about everything, He will fix it. Maybe not the way you thought, but Jesus will never let you down. He is God’s everything and His eye is upon you.