Daily Bible Study
1 John 5:1,2: "Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments." The condition for being born of God, for being a child of God, is believing or trusting Jesus Christ. Only correct, sincere belief produces spiritual birth. This birth is reflected in love for others who also have been born into the family of God.
GOD - INSPIRED: "You have entered now upon a mountain climb. Steep steps lead upward, but your power to help others will be truly marvelous. Not alone will you arise. All towards whom you now send loving, pitying thoughts will be helped upward by you. Looking to Me all your thoughts are God-inspired. Act on them and you will be led on. They are not your own impulses but the movement of My Spirit and, obeyed, will bring the answer to your prayers. Love and Trust. Let no unkind thoughts of any dwell in your hearts, then I can act with all My Spirit-power, with nothing to hinder."
Proverbs 24: 15,16: "Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; do not plunder his resting place; for a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again, but the wicked shall fall by calamity." Ultimately the wicked will fall. The righteous can be assured of this not because they are strong, but because they have a Redeemer.
HOW MEN SEE ME - "I came to help a world. And according to the varying needs of each so does each man see Me. It is not necessary that you see Me as others see Me - the world, even the Church, My disciples, My followers, but it is necessary that you see Me, each of you, as supplying all that you personally need. The weak need My Strength. The strong need My Tenderness. The tempted and fallen need My Salvation. The righteous need My Pity for sinners. The lonely need a Friend. The fighters need a Leader. No man could be all these to men - only a God could be. In each of these relations of Mine to man you must see the God. The God-Friend, the God-Leader, the God-Savior."
COMPANIONSHIP - "The way of the soul's transformation is the Way of Divine Companionship. Not so much the asking Me to make you this or that but the living with Me, thinking of Me, talking to Me - thus you grow like Me. Love Me. Rest in Me. Joy in Me."