Where is your tongue taking you?

Something to think about when talking and interacting
with co-workers. What we say and how we say it defines who we
are in the eyes of others even if it’s not how we see ourselves.

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Where is your tongue taking you?

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Today’s Reading:
James 3 (page 655)

A Bible verse for you

This was one of my readings and comments this morning that I thought I’d share. The Holy Spirt dwells in us all!

Hebrews 8:10-12
“For this is the covenant that I will establish with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and I will inscribe them on their hearts. And I will be their God and they will be my people. “And there will be no need at all for each one to teach his countryman or each one to teach his brother saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ since they will all know me, from the least to the greatest. “For I will be merciful toward their evil deeds, and their sins I will remember no longer.”

Today’s text is originally from Jeremiah 31, but brought to light again in Hebrews 8. When Jesus ate with His disciples, He mentioned a new covenant. It is this covenant, through the blood of Jesus, that fulfills scripture and traces back to the prophet Jeremiah in the Old Testament. It is through the Holy Spirit of God that His law is placed in our minds, and written on our hearts. After Jesus was resurrected on the third day, He appears to His disciples to encourage them. He also assures them that He must return to His Father so that the Holy Spirit would be able to come. It is this newly fashioned, new covenant role of the Holy Spirit that accomplishes this truth. He is our seal in Christ Jesus and the trademark of our being grafted into right relationship with God. Not of our own power, but because of His unfailing Love.

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ app.

How’s your heart?

Proverbs 28:27
The one who gives to the poor will not lack, but whoever shuts his eyes to them will receive many curses.

Lord God, do not let our hearts become hardened to the injustice and desperation of those who are in great need! Let your Holy Spirit ignite in us love and generosity that springs forth like a river of living water! Your heart, Lord God, is for those in need. Help us to follow Your example. Isaiah 58:6-7 (NIV) says, “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?”

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ app.