Proverbs 6:6-9 (NIV)

31 08 2009

ants

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!

It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,

yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

How long will you lie there, you sluggard?
When will you get up from your sleep?





1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 (NLT)

28 08 2009

stifle

Do not stifle the Holy Spirit.

Do not scoff at prophecies,

but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good.

Stay away from every kind of evil.





Colossians 3:12-15 (NLT)

27 08 2009

lovetee

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves,
you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness,
humility, gentleness, and patience.

Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive
anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you,
so you must forgive others.

Above all, clothe yourselves with love,
which binds us all together in perfect harmony.

And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts.
For as members of one body you are called to live in peace.
And always be thankful.





1 Thessalonians 5:14 (NLT)

26 08 2009

patience

Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy.
Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak.
Be patient with everyone.





Colossians 3:5-11 (NLT)

25 08 2009

oldlife

So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you.
Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust,
and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater,
worshiping the things of this world.

Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming.

You used to do these things when your life
was still part of this world.

But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior,
slander, and dirty language.

Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your
old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds.

Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn
to know your Creator and become like him.

In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile,
circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave,
or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us.





Colossians 2:20-23 (NLT)

24 08 2009

keepoffthegrass

You have died with Christ, and he has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world. So why do you keep on following the rules of the world, such as,

“Don’t handle! Don’t taste! Don’t touch!”?

Such rules are mere human teachings about things that deteriorate as we use them.

These rules may seem wise because they require strong devotion, pious self-denial, and severe bodily discipline. But they provide no help in conquering a person’s evil desires.





Hosea 2:20-22 (NLT)

21 08 2009

godplants

I will be faithful to you and make you mine,
and you will finally know me as the Lord.

“In that day, I will answer,”
says the Lord.
“I will answer the sky as it pleads for clouds.
And the sky will answer the earth with rain.

Then the earth will answer the thirsty cries
of the grain, the grapevines, and the olive trees.
And they in turn will answer,
‘Jezreel’—‘God plants!’