Category Archives: compassion

February 23rd-The Lord chose men who were proven to be respected, wise, and understanding.

Deuteronomy 1: 13‘Choose wise and discerning and experienced men from your tribes, and I will appoint them as your heads.’ 14“You answered me and said, ‘The thing which you have said to do is good.’ 15“So I took the heads … Continue reading

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December 19th- If we can focus on HIS love in us, however, which is unconditional, it will help gain the upper hand against our weak human shortcomings.

1 John 3: 13Do not be surprised, brethren, if the world hates you. 14We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death. Here John addresses … Continue reading

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December 15th-Paul’s words serve to keep the peace among friends and even family who are now divided by their faith.

Hebrews 13: 1Let love of the brethren continue. Paul encourages the Hebrews to love one another, which , on the surface seems like a typical phrase seen elsewhere in the Word. But, looking a bit deeper, he is talking to … Continue reading

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December 9th-To be ready for good works, to maintain peace, and to treat all men as equals

Titus 3: 1Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed, 2to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men. 3For we also once were … Continue reading

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December 7th-most of this could be avoided if those on both sides would only reconcile themselves to Jesus

1 Timothy 5: 8But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 1 Timothy 6: 17Instruct those who are rich in this … Continue reading

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December 5th-The actions are directed at various people in different situations, but the last one, patience, is for all situations

1 Thessalonians 5:14We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Paul describes some of the desirable Christian behaviors and these for the most part are actions. The actions are directed at … Continue reading

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December 4th-Paul is teaching his teachers to treat newer believers as you would children, with plenty of exhortation and encouragement.

1 Thessalonians 2:9For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. 10You are witnesses, and so is … Continue reading

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