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    Suppose you were the wealthiest person in the world…..

    -Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul. Was it worth it? BILLY GRAHAM

    Mark 8:36 “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?”
    Luke 12:15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
    Ps 49:16-17 Do not be overawed when others grow rich, when the splendor of their houses increases; for they will take nothing with them when they die, their splendor will not descend with them.
    1 Tim 6:7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
    Matt 6:19-21 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
    Matt 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other; or he will be devoted to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
    Luke 8:14 “The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life's worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature.”
    1 Tim 6:9-11 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
    1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
    Col 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
    Matt 25:31-34 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.’”
    Eph 1:18 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.
    John 3:36 “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him.”
    2 Cor 6:2b . . . behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.


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    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    Sometimes you never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haward View Post
    Sometimes you never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory...
    Thanks, Haward! And for those who want more on memories:

    304. Memories
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    656. Choosing good memories over bad memories
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    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    Perspective on being nice to others

    -You’re never too important to be nice to people. JOHN BATISTE, Major General, U.S. Army, Retired

    Phil 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than ourselves.
    Prov 15:33b . . . humility comes before honor.
    Luke 18:10-14 "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men--robbers, evildoers, adulterers--or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.' But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.' I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
    James 3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
    1 Pet 5:5 In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”
    Eph 4:2-3 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
    Heb 12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.


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    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    Getting off the wrong train

    -If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction. DIETRICH BONHOEFFER

    Jer 6:16a This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” . . .
    Prov 23:19 Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path.
    Prov 21:16 A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead.
    Prov 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
    Prov 16:17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life.
    2 Cor 6:2 . . . behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
    Josh 24:15 “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”


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    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    Feeling unloved, unwanted and deserted

    -The biggest disease today isn’t tuberculosis or leprosy; but rather the feeling of being unloved, unwanted and deserted by everyone. MOTHER TERESA

    Eph 3:16-19 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
    1 John 3:1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
    Ps 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
    John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”
    John 3:16-17 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
    Rom 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
    1 John 4:10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
    Eph 2:4-5 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.
    1 John 4:16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.
    Rom 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    1 John 4:7-8 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
    2 Cor 7:4 I have great confidence in you; I take great pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my joy knows no bounds.
    John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
    Matt 5:43-45 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”
    Matt 22:36-40 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
    Rom 12:9-10 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
    1 John 4:20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.
    1 Cor 13:2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
    Rom 13:8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.
    1 Cor 13:4-7 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
    1 Cor 16:14 Do everything in love.
    Gal 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
    1 Pet 1:22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.
    1 Thes 3:12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.
    1 Pet 3:8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.


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    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    If at first you don't succeed . . .

    -No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying. TONY ROBBINS

    Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
    Prov 24:16 for though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity.
    2 Cor 4:8-9 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
    1 Cor 15:57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Heb 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
    1 Cor 9:24b . . . Run in such a way as to get the prize.
    Phil 3:14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
    James 5:11 As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
    James 1:2-3 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
    Heb 10:35-36 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
    Gal 6:9-10 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
    Prov 16:3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
    2 Thes 3:5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance.


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    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    For now, “we live by faith, not by sight.”

    -But I've no doubt all of us are anxious for the day when Faith Becomes Sight and in His presence all this yuck fades to oblivion. WALLY, RR Member*

    Heb 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
    Titus 1:2 A faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time.
    2 Cor 5:1-9 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. 4 For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5 Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7 For we live by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9 So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.
    Gal 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
    2 Cor 4:18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
    Heb 10:23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.


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    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    The most valuable contribution a parent can make

    -I believe the most valuable contribution a parent can make to a child is to instill in him or her a genuine faith in Jesus Christ. JAMES DOBSON

    Prov 22:6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
    Matt 19:14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
    Deut 6:6-7 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
    Deut 4:9 Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
    Ps 78:4b . . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done.
    Prov 13:14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
    1 Tim 4:16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
    Prov 20:7 The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him.
    Prov 31:26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
    3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
    Deut 32:2 Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.
    Prov 4:2 I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.
    Prov 2:12-15 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse, who leave the straight paths to walk in dark ways, who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil, whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.
    Josh 24:15 “But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”
    2 Cor 6:2 . . . behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.


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    Thank you, Mary Rae, for your lovely picture!

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
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    Authenticity in prayer

    -Here is the life of prayer, when in or with the Spirit, a man being made sensible of sin, and how to come to the Lord for mercy; he comes, I say, in the strength of the Spirit, and crieth Father. That one word spoken in faith, is better than a thousand prayers, as men call them, written and read, in a formal, cold, lukewarm way. John Bunyan

    Matt 6:7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.
    Rom 8:14-15 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
    Gal 4:4-6 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. 6 Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”


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    Empty words or actions which bring results

    -I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results. FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE

    1 John 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
    James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
    Acts 20:35 “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
    Matt 25:40 “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’”
    Col 3:23-24 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
    1 Tim 6:17-19 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
    Gal 6:9-10 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
    2 Thes 3:13 And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.
    Heb 6:10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.


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    Nip bad habits while they’re new…..better yet, avoid them in the first place

    -Old habits die hard. Axiom

    1 Thes 5:22 Avoid every kind of evil.
    Eph 4:27 and do not give the devil a foothold.
    Prov 27:12 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
    Mark 14:38 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”
    James 1:13-15 When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
    1 Cor 10:13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
    2 Pet 2:18-19 For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of the flesh, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error. 19 They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for “people are slaves to whatever has mastered them.”
    John 8:34-36 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
    Gal 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
    Titus 2:11-12 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.
    James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
    1 Pet 5:8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
    1 Cor 16:13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.
    Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.


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    More strategies of the enemy: disinformation and political correctness

    -The press is our chief ideological weapon. NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV
    -Political correctness is the natural continuum from the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others. It is a heritage of communism, but they don’t seem to see this. DORIS LESSING
    -When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic. DRESDEN JAMES
    -It ain’t so much the things we don’t know that get us into trouble, it’s the things we do know that just ain’t so. UNK

    Prov 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
    Is 42:20 “You have seen many things, but have paid no attention; your ears are open, but you hear nothing.”
    2 Tim 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
    2 Cor 4:4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
    Ezek 12:2 “Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious people.”
    Zec 7:11 “But they refused to pay attention; stubbornly they turned their backs and stopped up their ears.”
    Rom 2:4-5 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you toward repentance? But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.
    Is 30:15b . . . “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.”
    John 8:44 “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
    Rom 1:18-19 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.
    1 Tim 4:1-2 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
    Matt 24:10-11 “At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.”
    1 John 5:9-12 We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. 10 Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. 11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
    John 17:17 “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.”
    Col 4:5-6 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.


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    We will meet our believing loved ones again “in the land of the living”

    -I have just heard, to my great surprise, that I have but a few days to live. It may be that before this reaches you, I shall have entered the palace. Don’t trouble to write. We shall meet in the morning. F.B. MEYER

    John 11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;”
    Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    1 Thes 4:13-14 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
    Ps 49:15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
    1 Cor 15:54-55 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.55 Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”
    1 Cor 15:57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    John 5:24-25 "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live."
    Eccl 7:1 A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth.
    2 Cor 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
    Phil 3:20-21 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
    Ps 27:13 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
    Ps 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
    Col 1:12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
    Ps 16:11 You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
    1 Cor 6:14 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.
    Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
    Ps 116:8-9 For you, O LORD, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the LORD in the land of the living.


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    Inspiration for eternal vigilance: a quote which can be applied to so many situations…..

    -A body of men, holding themselves accountable to nobody, ought not to be trusted by anybody. THOMAS PAINE

    Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
    Eccl 9:18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.
    Neh 4:14 After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.”
    1 Thes 5:21-22 Test everything. Hold on to the good. 22 Avoid every kind of evil.
    1 Cor 16:13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.


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    The world may see a pipsqueak where God sees a giant-killer

    -David was the last one we would have chosen to fight the giant, but he was chosen of God. DWIGHT L. MOODY

    Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
    Jer 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
    1 Pet 4:10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.
    Is 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
    2 Cor 8:11-12 Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.
    Luke 19:13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.


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    Even when the world is in chaos around us, true believers can find comfort in Bible prophecy

    -A changeable God would be a terror to the righteous, they would have no sure anchorage, and amid a changing world they would be driven to and fro in perpetual fear of shipwreck. ...Our heart leaps for joy as we bow before One who has never broken His word or changed His purpose. CHARLES SPURGEON

    Mal 3:6a For I am the LORD, I change not . . .
    Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
    Is 42:9 “See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.”
    John 14:29 “I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.”
    2 Pet 1:19-21 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
    Is 26:4 Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.


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    Spurgeon's idea of the greatest kindness shown to him: prayer

    -No man can do me a truer kindness in this world than to pray for me. CHARLES SPURGEON

    1 Tim 2:1-3 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior,

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    Happy rebounds from praying for others

    -Do you often feel like parched ground, unable to produce anything worthwhile? I do. When I am in need of refreshment, it isn't easy to think of the needs of others. But I have found that if, instead of praying for my own comfort and satisfaction, I ask the Lord to enable me to give to others, an amazing thing often happens -- I find my own needs wonderfully met. Refreshment comes in ways I would never have thought of, both for others, and then, incidentally, for myself. ELISABETH ELLIOT

    Acts 20:35 “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
    Prov 11:24-25 One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
    Gal 6:9-10 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.


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    Disagreement: Healthy discussion to the end of finding truth? Or destructive power struggles that serve only the enemy?

    -Disagreement is refreshing when two men lovingly desire to compare their views to find out truth. Controversy is wretched when it is only an attempt to prove another wrong. . . . Religious controversy does only harm. It destroys humble inquiry after truth, and throws all the energies into an attempt to prove ourselves right -- a spirit in which no man gets at truth. FREDERICK W. ROBERTSON*

    1 Pet 3:15-17 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. 17 It is better, if it is God's will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.
    2 Tim 2:22-26 Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23 Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 25 Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.
    Ps 37:30-31 The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just. 31 The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip.
    Prov 4:24 Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
    Prov 9:9 Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.
    Prov 12:15 The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
    Prov 12:16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.
    Prov 13:3 Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.
    Prov 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
    Prov 15:2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
    Prov 15:28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.
    Prov 17:19a Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; . . .
    Prov 18:7 A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul.
    Prov 18:13 He who answers before listening--that is his folly and his shame.
    Prov 26:4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself.
    Prov 29:20 Do you see a man who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
    Eccl 9:17 The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools.
    Rom 14:1 Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters.
    1 Cor 1:10 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.
    Gal 4:17 Those people are zealous to win you over, but for no good. What they want is to alienate you from us, so that you may be zealous for them.
    Gal 5:15 If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
    Eph 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
    Col 2:2-4 My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4 I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.
    Col 3:8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
    1 Tim 6:3-5 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.
    1 Tim 6:20-21 Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have wandered from the faith. Grace be with you.
    2 Tim 2:14 Keep reminding God’s people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.
    Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.
    James 1:26 If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.
    James 3:17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
    2 Pet 3:17 Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position.
    Ps 141:3 Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips.


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    *Note: Quote varies a little depending on source.

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