Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your word and will into our lives for your glory.
“Love never hurts a neighbor, so loving is obeying all the law. Do this because we live in an important time. It is not time for you to wake up from your sleep, because our salvation is nearer now that when we first believed” (Romans 13:10-11)
“Now respect the Lord and serve him fully and sincerely…Serve the Lord. But if you don’t want to serve the Lord, you must choose for yourselves today whom you will serve” (Joshua 24:14-15)
“Jesus has the power of God, by which he has given us everything we need to live and to serve God. We have these things because we know him. Jesus called us by his glory and goodness. Through these, he gave us the very great and precious promises. With these gifts, you can share in God’s nature, and the world will not ruin you with its evil desires” (2 Peter 1:3-4)