In a way, we all have walls in our hearts. Sometimes, for whatever reason, we are too overprotected. These fortresses can keep out love — love from God, love from a neighbor, even love from the self.
If I try hard to be better, putting forth effort, perhaps my effort itself will be credited to me as righteousness.
The Chosen One knows you are useful and he’s got a place for you in his kingdom.
Sometimes the worst thing that we fear does not come to pass, but rather blessings arise out of the darkest moments of our lives, as Jacob learned firsthand in his face-to-face meeting with Esau.
If someone treats us wrong, we need to be kind and be an example to them.
Why should we trust in the LORD? He is an everlasting rock—the Rock of Ages.
The phrase reminds us that our lives can be full of struggle and strain. We do have some influence over what we will struggle and strain over.
He had tried to serve Christ. He had failed. Jesus knew that he would. Jesus also knew that Peter would be restored.
It is God who equips me to do the things that please him.