Friday, November 9, 2018

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that has clean hands shall be stronger and stronger. Job 17:9

LISTEN : Righteousness according to dictionaries is, “behaviour that is morally justifiable or right, which is characterized by accepted standards of morality, justice, virtue, or uprightness. However, there can be no perfect righteousness without the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ and the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit in us. Those who believe in Jesus Christ have been forgiven of their sins and given the gift of righteousness (Romans 5:17). What a privilege! Therefore, we should avoid sin and its consequences. Sin brings guilt and guilt torments the conscience. People are often weak and sick because their consciences have been corrupted by guilt from sin. They lose their confidence because their consciences have been…

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Conquering Evil, Doing Good, Part 2


Do good



Part of the way in which we conquer evil is to do good. According to the scriptures, doing good is treating everyone with kindness and respect. Doing good is accomplished through faith and trust in God.

“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. ” Psalm 37:3 ESV

Ephesians 2:10, ESV says “we were created to do good work.”

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

To reiterate one of my earlier posts, the light of good works emanates through our actions.

“Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 ESV

Paul instructed the disciples and followers, in 2 Thessalonians 3:13 ESV, to not grow weary in the walk and always do good.

“do not grow weary in doing good.”

Doing good can be considered a general statement, but to Christians, it is not a general statement, it is a command. We are instructed to do good in all that we do according to the will of God. We do good applying the principle of love to God, using faith in the name of and strength of Jesus Christ. We are instructed to be kind to everyone with explicit direction to do good and help the poor, elderly, and widows.

Doing good is walking in Christ’s footsteps. It covers all of the attributes of the Fruit of the Spirit: love everyone as Jesus loves us, let our Holy Spirit joy flow outward, live in peace, be patient with ourselves and others, be kind, faithful, gentle and have self-control. Check your mental list and make sure you meet the attributes/virtues that ensure you are ‘doing good’ before you act.

Treat others as you want to be treated. Do good as God has instructed and know that your salvation is laced in God’s grace. Doing Good conquers evil and changes the environment around you.

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Scripture – Bible.com/YouVerison,
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Resources/References – Armor of God-WHat It Is and How to Use It. Debbie McDaniel, Crosswalk.com; Armor of God. What Is It? Bibleinfo.com

Don’t Put Off God’s Work Shared from Brenda Walsh Ministries


A friend shared this and I am doing the same. It is a good reminder of how we should treat each day.

Our journey here on earth is like the seasons, representing the different phases of our lives. Spring represents birth, and the innocence of everything new. Summer is filled with the vitality and naivety of youth, with hopes, dreams and the pursuit of life at it’s fullest. Then it seems we quietly slip into fall, with confidence from lessons learned, knowledge to approach challenges more realistically, and feeling a sense of urgency to accomplish our goals. Then, all too quickly, winter is upon us. Our hair reflects the fallen snow, we move a little slower, feel the aches and pains of aging, and still can’t comprehend how quickly we’ve become the “older folks” we never thought we’d be. Our thoughts will take us to the things we wish we had done, wanted to do and even regrets of what we did do. But all too soon winter will come to an end, and only what is done for Christ will last. Now is the time to determine what mark you will leave on this earth, for whatever you want to accomplish in life – do quickly. Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today – for how you live today will determine whether or not you will live forever with Jesus. Choose to live a godly life, sewing seeds of kindness and sharing God’s love in every season so that you’ll be prepared for eternal life in heaven. Text: Psalm 39:4-5, Psalm 71:9, Psalm 71:17-18, Proverbs 9:11 

Brenda Walsh Ministries