Devotional Passages 3/3/18

Matthew 5:17-20 (NKJV)
Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets.
I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.
Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.


Ecclesiastes 5:2 (NKJV)
Do not be rash with your mouth, And let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. For God is in heaven, and you on earth; Therefore let your words be few.


Ephesians 6:17-20 (NKJV)
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints — and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.


Matthew 5:8 (NKJV)
Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.


Romans 8:13-14 (NKJV)
For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.


Matthew 11:28 (NKJV)
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

As dismal as the outlook maybe, Jesus tells us, ‘Don’t be afraid, only believe’.

He said this to the ruler of the temple when the ruler’s daughter had died.

Mark 5:36 (NKJV)
As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.”

It is from those, positions of our greatest fears that Jesus tells us to ‘rise to His calling’.

Mark 5:41 (NKJV)
Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, “Talitha, cumi,” which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.”


Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.


Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV)
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.


John 8:31-32 (NKJV)
Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”


Luke 11:9 (NKJV)
So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.


Jeremiah 29:13 (NKJV)
And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.


Isaiah 55:8-9 (NKJV)
For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.


Psalms 84:10 (NKJV)
For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

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