Thursday, September 24, 2009
"Pride goes before destruction,
a haughty spirit before a fall.
Better to be lonely in spirit and
among the oppressed than to
share plunder with the proud.
Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,
and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
The wise in heart are called discerning,
and pleasant words promote instructions.
Understanding is a fountain of life
to those who have it,
but folly brings punishment to fools.
A wise man's heart guides his mouth,
and his lips promote instructions.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
There is a way that seems right to a man,
but in the end it leads to death."
Proverbs 16: 18-25
The Bible says, "that fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." A reverential fear of the Lord, whereby we avoid everything that will cause any displeasure to Him and alienate us with our Creator, is the right path to a righteous living. And humility is a virtue highly esteemed by the Lord. He brings down those who are proud and conceited and promote the cause of the lowly and humble of heart. Without wisdom and discernment, we may be living a life that seems pleasing to our eyes but without God's discerning wisdom in our heart, that same lifestyle might lead us to eternal death. Blind are those who follow their heart's desires for pleasure and fame. They are treading a wide path to destruction. Better to be humble and have a discerning heart that will teach us to follow the narrow path to eternal life with the Lord.
Open Our Eyes
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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Spiritual/Gospel/Word of God
Saturday, September 19, 2009
"Do not let unwholesome talk come out of
your mouths, but only what is helpful for
building others up according to their needs,
that it may benefit those who listen.
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God,
with whom you were sealed for the day of
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger,
brawling and slander, along with every form
Be kind and compassionate to one another,
forgiving each other, just as in Christ God
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly
loved children and live a life of love, just as
Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us
as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."
Ephesians 4:29- 5:2
We must be imitators of God as children of light. God became man in Jesus Christ to show us the way to righteousness and truth. The sign that we are really the children of God is, if we have love in our hearts. We must not only love God but also our neighbors as ourselves. We can do this if we are always in filled with the Holy Spirit. We must avoid all kinds of negative emotions and feelings as well as useless arguments. They only lead to pride and self righteousness. The way to heaven is the way of the cross, if we can truly humble ourselves and follow the way of the Lord.
Here I Am To Worship - Hillsong
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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Spiritual/Word of God/Gospel
Friday, September 11, 2009
"And we pray this in order that you may live a life
worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every
way: bearing fruit in in every good work, growing
in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with
all power according to His glorious might so that
you may have great endurance and patience, and
joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has
qualified you to share in the inheritance of the
saints in the kingdom of the light.
For He has rescued us from the dominion of
darkness and brought us into the kingdom of
the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption,
the forgiveness of sins."
Colossians 1: 10-14
This is the prayer of Paul to the Colossians which might as well be his prayer also for all Christians. He admonished Christians to become aware of their glorious light and their responsibility while living in the world. He admonished Christians to live a life worthy of the Lord, doing everything in order to please Him and give glory to His name and bearing fruits in all their actions. He reminded them that Christ rescued them from the dominion of darkness and brought them to the kingdom of light through Christ's atoning death on the cross. He also reminded them that they were being strengthened with all power from on high so that they can live a life of patience and endurance.
Still - Hillsong
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Posted by Mel Avila Alarilla
Word of God/Gospel/Inspirational/Spiritual