They can be a source of comfort and good cheer and provide guidance and direction during times of uncertainty.
The apostle Paul said: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16)
The holy scriptures were scribed by persons who were inspired by God. What better source of inspiration than our Creator! Whether you are looking for motivation, encouragement, reassurance, or peace, the word of God can be a great resource to refer to.
The scriptures can lead you into a deeper understanding of who God is and what His plan is for you in your life.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
He wants to prosper you and to unfold his purposes for you, to give you hope and a bright and productive future. To assist you in achieving the full measure of your creation.
The holy scriptures provide us with the knowledge and wisdom, the understanding and the compassion of a loving God that loves us all despite our circumstances.
I have compiled just a few scriptures that may encourage and inspire us, believers and non-believers to do better and become better and help others to do the same.
God can work miracles when we choose to believe His promises! The following verses may help to motivate you to continue believing and develop your faith so you receive an assurance of God’s reality and that of His son, Jesus Christ.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, run down, and without hope, the holy scriptures can lift your spirits and even help you towards a fresh start!
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Our Heavenly Father knows our beginnings and our end, He understands fully your desires and wants us to be happy. It is good for us to put our trust in him and in his purposes for us here on earth. If we recognise his will and give gratitude unto him always, He will show us how we can accomplish all things that was planned for you and I.
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 15:58)
The word of God counsels us to be solid in our faith, like a rock, stable and immovable. That we be not tempted by the wiles of the devil who lies in wait to deceive. That we work towards our salvation by keeping his commandments and living a righteous life, for no unclean thing can enter into the Kingdom of the Father.
All the good we do is not in vain, for everything good that we do is acknowledged by the Lord.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
God loved us so much that he gave His only begotten son Jesus Christ to atone for our sins and free us from the fangs of eternal death. Through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the mighty power of His resurrection and through the process of repentance we can be saved from our sins.
Jesus Christ showed us the greatest love by giving His life for us.
“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” (Joshua 1:9)
As we live in a world of tribulation and uncertainty, where hatred and wars and contentions are common and widespread, where disasters and violent catastrophes are abound, there is discouragement, frustration and fear amongst the nations.
We have to fortify our faith, through consistent scripture reading and study, regular prayers and continued service to others. These good deeds will bless us with the capacity to endure trials and challenges because the foundations of our faith have been strengthened.
We will be blessed with that quiet assurance that all will be well regardless of what may happen.
Que sera, sera (what will be, will be…)
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119:105)
Finally, the holy scriptures, when read regularly, will light the way for you. It provides you with the knowledge and guidance for your eternal salvation. It is a light for you to bring you out of the darkness. The word of God provides you with the necessary help to repentance and forgiveness and the remission of your sins. It will show you the path you should go and be “….a lamp unto your feet.” Forever, amen.
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