Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Reading, and doing it!

I love my NLT (New Living Translation) Study Bible.  Apart from the fact that it's a really cool leather bound book with gold paper edging(!) and that it contains the word of God; the study notes are something really special that I want to share with you.  As you read the Bible, readin the notes are like having a wise companion to help you understand the relevance of God's word today, right now.  How can I be better?  Read it, and because I believe, just do it!  Love more, give more and grow more...  These are some of of the things getting me inspired today...

James 4:14
How do you know what you life will be like tomorrow?  Your life is like the morning fog - it's here a little while, then it's gone.

The study note says:

"Life is short no matter how many years we live.  Don't be deceived into thinking that you have lots of remaining time to live for Christ, to enjoy your loved ones, or to do what you know you should.  Live for God today!  Then, no matter when you life ends, you will have fulfilled God's plan for you."

James 4:17
Remember, it is a sin to know what you ought to do and then not to do it.

Study Note:

"We tend to think that doing wrong is sin.  But James tells us that sin is also not doing right.  (These two kinds of sin are sometimes called sins of commission and sins of omission).  It is a sin to lie; it is also a sin to avoid that person when you know he or she needs your friendship.  You should be willing to help as the Holy Spirit guides you.  If God has directed you to do a kind of act, to render a service, or to restore a relationship, do it.  You will experience a renewed vitality to your Christian faith."

I hope I have tempted you to have a ponder...

Farewell for today, and hopes for a tomorrow to be better in!

Shell xx

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for your thoughts...