2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, 2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. 3 Don’t let anyone deceive […]

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2 Thessalonians: God’s Judgement is Just

2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:  2 Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, […]

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1 Thessalonian 5:12-28 12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are […]

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God’s Wisdom in Proverbs: Wealth and Poverty

Proverbs 10:2-5 2 Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death. 3 The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. 4 Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth. 5 He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is […]

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God’s Wisdom in Proverbs: Friends and Neighbours

Proverbs 3:27-28 27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. 28 Do not say to your neighbour, “Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you”— when you already have it with you.   Proverbs 17:9 9 Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but […]

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Proverbs 8:12-16 12 “I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion. 13 To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behaviour and perverse speech. 14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have insight, I have power. 15 By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just; 16 by me princes govern, and […]

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God’s wisdom in Proverbs: Listening to advice

Proverbs 3:11-12 11 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, 12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. Proverbs 9:7-8 7 Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse. 8 Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will […]

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God’s Wisdom in Proverbs: Gossip and Slander

Proverbs 6:16-19 16  There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him:17   haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 18  a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, 19  a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in […]

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Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother. Proverbs 17:6 6 Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. Proverbs 19:26-27 26 Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother is a child who brings […]

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Being Thankful

Colossians 3:15-17 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you […]

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