One of the wonderful things about the Bible is that it is filled with practical wisdom that can be applied in everyday life. Staying in touch with scripture helps Christians stay focused on living by God’s principles and being loving members of a family and community. Consider reading these Proverbs and Bible passages on a daily basis for inspiration.
“For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of His saints.”
This Proverb has been widely understood to mean that true knowledge comes from God and righteous believers enjoy wisdom and the Lord’s protection.
“The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.”
This Proverb has been understood to mean that true riches come from God. They are not material or generated from people. Because real wealth is not a worldly thing that people strive for, it cannot be lost or stolen.
“Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger and not your own lips.”
As Christians, we are empowered to do God’s work because it is praiseworthy, not because we seek to elevate ourselves. Self-promotion, in contrast, can be detrimental.
“Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you.”
Wisdom demands that we watch our speech carefully. As some elders say, if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing.
“I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.”
Many people lean on Jesus during difficult times. This verse reminds us that the Lord is always by our side. You are never alone once you take God’s love into your heart.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Another verse that comfort can be drawn from, it has often been shared with loved ones suffering illness.
“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.”
This fundamental teaching of Jesus Christ is definitely worth revisiting each day. Peace, love and tolerance are keys to a good Christian life.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
As frail humans, we all need comfort and support from time to time. Knowing that God is there to provide unconditional support can be uplifting.
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
When you have faith in God, you will never face adversity alone. This passage has inspired many Christians to be courageous in everyday life.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
Fellowship is a major part of Christian life and we draw strength from encouraging each other and sharing in God’s love. This passage reminds us to bond with family and community members in a positive fashion.
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
This uplifting passage helps many to feel empowered through hope and faith.
1 Peter 3:15
“But in your hearts revere 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.”
Peter recognizes that people will grow curious about the strength and hopefulness that emanates from the faithful. As Christians, be ready to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
~ Christian Patriot Daily