7 March 2018 Verse of the Day

Furthermore, as for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, He has also empowered him to eat from them and to receive his reward and rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God.  (Ecclesiastes 5:19 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

Submission to the Authorities
Rom 13:1
  Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 
Rom 13:2  Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 
Rom 13:3  For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 
Rom 13:4  For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 
Rom 13:5  Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience. 
Rom 13:6  This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. 
Rom 13:7  Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. 
Fulfilling the Law Through Love
Rom 13:8  Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. 
Rom 13:9  The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 
Rom 13:10  Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. 
Rom 13:11  And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 
Rom 13:12  The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 
Rom 13:13  Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. 
Rom 13:14  Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh. 

Do Not Pass Judgment on One Another
Rom 14:1
  Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. 
Rom 14:2  One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. 
Rom 14:3  The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them. 
Rom 14:4  Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand. 
Rom 14:5  One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. 
Rom 14:6  Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. 
Rom 14:7  For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. 
Rom 14:8  If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. 
Rom 14:9  For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living. 
Rom 14:10  You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. 
Rom 14:11  It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.'” 
Rom 14:12  So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God. 
Do Not Cause Another to Stumble
Rom 14:13  Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. 
Rom 14:14  I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean. 
Rom 14:15  If your brother or sister is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy someone for whom Christ died. 
Rom 14:16  Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil. 
Rom 14:17  For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, 
Rom 14:18  because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval. 
Rom 14:19  Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. 
Rom 14:20  Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble. 
Rom 14:21  It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall. 
Rom 14:22  So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves. 
Rom 14:23  But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard