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“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.” James 3:17 We meet a lot of different people and there will always be some we like better than others.  But in our walk with the Lord, we need to not treat one better than another. SHOWS NO FAVOURITISM I will always remember a place where I spent a week the summer after my first year of Bible School.  We were doing VBS every day and there were special meetings in…

The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith. But some people have missed this whole point. (1 Timothy 1:5-6, NLT) Chapter one of Timothy does not waste any time before getting into what I feel are very serious issues that we have today. Somewhere along the way I believe that we have missed the point. Of course we need doctrine in our lives, but if we spend all of our time analyzing religious issues we can lose sight of what we are…

“St. Mary Magdalene dei Pazzi said “Never utter in your neighbor’s absence what you would not say in their presence.” I have learned firsthand the value of following this advice.

Jesus taught us to go one step further when He instructed us in the Holy Bible to…

“Love your enemies , bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” Matthew 5:44, King James Version.

How wonderful the world would be if everyone followed Jesus’ advice!

Loving people that mistreat you is possible when the Holy Spirit lives inside you and empowers you. Start each day full of God’s love and discover the joy of sharing that love with others. Even those who you feel don’t deserve it.”

Prayer: Jesus, pour Your love into me. Empower me to love those who have wronged me.

Devotion by Debbie Simler-Goff