A Friend and Brother

Proverbs 17:17-24 (NKV)

17 A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.
18 A man devoid of understanding shakes hands in a pledge, And becomes surety for his friend.
19 He who loves transgression loves strife, And he who exalts his gate seeks destruction.
20 He who has a deceitful heart finds no good, And he who has a perverse tongue falls into evil.
21 He who begets a scoffer does so to his sorrow, And the father of a fool has no joy.
22 A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.
23 A wicked man accepts a bribe behind the back To pervert the ways of justice.
24 Wisdom is in the sight of him who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

Amar a Dios Durante Las Luchas

Santiago 1:12-18 (NVI)

12 Dichoso el que resiste la tentación porque, al salir aprobado, recibirá la corona de la vida que Dios ha prometido a quienes le aman.
13 Que nadie, al ser tentado, diga: «Es Dios quien me tienta». Porque Dios no puede ser tentado por el mal, ni tampoco tienta él a nadie.
14 Todo lo contrario, cada uno es tentado cuando sus propios malos deseos le arrastran y seducen.
15 Luego, cuando el deseo ha concebido, engendra el pecado; y el pecado, una vez que ha sido consumado, da a luz la muerte.
16 Mis queridos hermanos, no os engañéis.
17 Toda buena dádiva y todo don perfecto descienden de lo alto, donde está el Padre que creó las lumbreras celestes, y que no cambia como los astros ni se mueve como las sombras.
18 Por su propia voluntad nos hizo nacer mediante la palabra de verdad, para que fuéramos como los primeros y mejores frutos de su creación.

Loving God During Trials

James 1:12-18 (NKJV)

12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.
15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first-fruits of His creatures.

Saved to Serve!

Here’s a bite-sized piece of encouragement from your Bible. Also included is a featured song that is sure to lift your spirit. May your heart and soul be blessed.      –G–


“And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,” –Deuteronomy 10:12 NKJV

Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.” –Psalms 100:2 NKJV

“The Lord will never say to you, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant,’ unless you have done well and have been a good and faithful servant.” –Rev. Billy W. Lewis
Continue reading “Saved to Serve!”

Bienaventurados Vosotros Los Pobres

Lucas 6:20-23 (NVI)

20 Él entonces dirigió la mirada a sus discípulos y dijo: «Dichosos vosotros los pobres, porque el reino de Dios os pertenece.
21 Dichosos vosotros que ahora pasáis hambre, porque seréis saciados. Dichosos vosotros que ahora lloráis, porque habréis de reír.
22 Dichosos vosotros cuando os odien, cuando os discriminen, os insulten y os desprestigien
23 »Alegraos en aquel día y saltad de gozo, pues os espera una gran recompensa en el cielo. Daos cuenta de que así trataron a los profetas los antepasados de esta gente.

Blessed Are You, The Poor

Luke 6:20-23 (NKJV)

20 Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said: “Blessed are you poor, For yours is the kingdom of God.
21 Blessed are you who hunger now, For you shall be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, For you shall laugh.
22 Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man’s sake.
23 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven, For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.

Dentro de Poco!

Juan 14:19-24 (NVI)

19 Dentro de poco el mundo ya no me verá más, pero vosotros sí me veréis. Y porque yo vivo, también vosotros viviréis.
20 En aquel día os daréis cuenta de que yo estoy en mi Padre, y vosotros en mí, y yo en vosotros.
21 ¿Quién es el que me ama? El que hace suyos mis mandamientos y los obedece. Y al que me ama, mi Padre lo amará, y yo también lo amaré y me manifestaré a él».
22 Judas (no el Iscariote) le dijo: ―¿Por qué, Señor, estás dispuesto a manifestarte a nosotros, y no al mundo?
23 Le contestó Jesús: ―El que me ama obedecerá mi palabra, y mi Padre lo amará, y haremos nuestra morada en él.
24 El que no me ama no obedece mis palabras. Pero estas palabras que oís no son mías, sino del Padre, que me envió.

Soon!

John 14:19-24 (NKJV)

19 “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also.
20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.
21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?”
23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
24 He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.

¡Levántate y resplandece!

Isaías 60:1-5 (NVI)

1 ¡Levántate y resplandece, que tu luz ha llegado! ¡La gloria del Señor brilla sobre ti!
2 Mira, las tinieblas cubren la tierra, y una densa oscuridad se cierne sobre los pueblos. Pero la aurora del Señor brillará sobre ti; ¡sobre ti se manifestará su gloria!
3 Las naciones serán guiadas por tu luz, y los reyes, por tu amanecer esplendoroso.
4 »Alza los ojos, mira a tu alrededor: todos se reúnen y acuden a ti. Tus hijos llegan desde lejos; a tus hijas las traen en brazos.
5 Verás esto y te pondrás radiante de alegría; vibrará tu corazón y se henchirá de gozo; porque te traerán los tesoros del mar, y te llegarán las riquezas de las naciones.

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