Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.
The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17
When I think of simple adoration, I look at the examples around me. The easiest one is how my dog, Penny, looks at me. Walking as a friend of God is living in simple adoration of Him. Read on…
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. Psalm 139:23-24
Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” Revelation 21:5
Since God is the creator of all things — in this world, the entire universe, and the world to come, there is nothing above Him. He is above all!
For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 2 Corinthians 2:15
In those days you were living apart from Christ. You were excluded from citizenship among the people of Israel, and you did not know the covenant promises God had made to them. You lived in this world without God and without hope. But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:12-13
Do not let your heart envy sinners, But be zealous for the fear of the LORD all the day; For surely there is a hereafter, And your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23:17-18
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. James 3:17
We can so easily be distracted by the shiny objects of the world, chasing the lure of what this world has to offer. God has a better way.
Catch us the foxes, The little foxes that spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes. Song of Songs 2:15
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test. 2 Corinthians 13:5-6
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