"He who possesses the seven spirits of God and the seven stars says this: "I know your acts, that you have a name, that you are alive, but you are dead," write to the angel of the church in Sardis. I am aware of your actions. You have a name. You are alive, but you are dead." -Revelation 3:5-6
Knowing your deeds means that God knows what you do. He is always watching you, listening to you, and knows what you are thinking even if you don't speak those thoughts out loud. He sees everything you do, even though you might not want him to. This knowledge should fill you with fear because God's judgment is upon those who sin.
Does this make it easy to sin? No, but it should cause you to wonder what you will be held accountable for when you die. Will you go to heaven or hell based on how you lived your life? The Bible says that everyone who sins is guilty of death (Romans 6:23), but there is no mention of eternal death. That shows that dying once forever ends all future punishment.
God created us free from sin. He did not put us into this world doomed to fail. Instead, he sent his only Son Jesus Christ to save us from our sins. Jesus paid the price for our sins, so we don't have to.
My lips will talk all day about your virtuous works, your deeds of salvation, for the amount is beyond my comprehension. I will come with the tremendous acts of the Lord God; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone.
Your ways are wonderful, my soul wants to tell the world about you; your laws are perfect and righteous, they cannot be compared with anything else. They are the same for everyone who believes in you; you show favoritism to no one, you punish all sin. Your words are true and faithful, they cannot be revoked; they reach the heart of man and keep him safe forever.
The psalmist tells us to display God's righteousness for the good it does (see Psalm 36:7). We should let people know about Jesus' death on the cross for their sins and his resurrection from the dead three days later. His life and teachings should guide our actions and form the basis of our conversation.
He also says we should tell others about God's deeds because they help us understand what God wants from us. Only by seeing how much God loves us can we truly love him back. And this is an important part of growing closer to him.
Tell others about Jesus, even if it makes them angry or causes them to question your faith.
Jesus frequently imparts spiritual concepts through parables or tales. The tale of the Good Samaritan is one of his most renowned. Luke 10:25–37 contains this tale. An expert in the law came up to put Jesus to the test, asking what he needed to do to receive eternal life. Jesus told him that he needed to see God's grace and love for humanity reflected in his own life. He then asked the expert where Christ was when he fell among thieves, who were on their way to kill him. The expert replied that although Jesus was walking by the side of the road, he didn't stop to help him.
When Jesus told this story, he was revealing a fundamental truth about being a good neighbor: You must stop and help people when they need it. Jesus' point is that if we want to follow his example, then our first response should be to show kindness to others. We should go out of our way to help those who are suffering, whether they are close friends or complete strangers.
By doing so, we are actually showing ourselves to be like God, who is always ready to help those who seek him.
Jesus' lesson on neighborliness can guide us in our daily lives. Whether we are talking about helping friends, family, or total strangers, if we want to reflect God's grace and love for humanity, then we must stop and help people when they need it.
"The LORD their God will preserve them in that day as His sheep, because they shall be like the gems of a crown, hoisted as a flag over His country" (Zechariah 9:16). Father God, may I be discovered as a valuable diamond in your crown when you come to collect your people to yourself. Help me live my life so that when people look at me, they see Your image reflected in me.
58 Bible Verses About People Who Take Advantage of You ESV (Luke 6:35) Not Beneficial But love your adversaries, do good, and lend without expecting anything in return, and your recompense will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is gracious to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
59 Bible Verses About People Who Take Advantage of You NIV (6:31) Do not repay evil with more evil or violence with violence but with kindness, faithfulness, humility meekness. Return wrong for right and leave God alone him who takes advantage of you.
60 Bible Verses About People Who Take Advantage of You NASB (6:4) Do not take revenge, my friends, but let peace prevail. Revenge is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.
61 Bible Verses About People Who Take Advantage of You NKJV (6:7) Revenge is a dark shadow that falls upon us all. So we are told to let truth and honesty prevail over deception and dishonor.
"... but the people who know their God shall be powerful and perform exploits," Daniel 11:32b says. (KJV). "The people who know their God shall be powerful and perform exploits," the Bible says. That is a wonderful promise, and this is one of the most daring lines in the Bible. It tells us that even though evil seems to have the upper hand, good will eventually win through because the righteous will prevail.
How does this relate to computer exploits? Well, just like people are using computers today that were built without any thought for security, so too did ancient people use tools that proved to be very vulnerable to evil-doers who wanted to harm others. But we can rest assured that the Bible tells us that the righteous will always win out over the wicked!
Now, it is true that there are times when bad things happen to good people, but that doesn't mean that God isn't still in control. Sometimes things go wrong because there was something else that the person didn't know about or because two different people made different choices. But no matter what the reason, when people suffer they need to remember that it is God who is in control and who is doing everything for the best.
So, despite attacks from within and outside source, the righteous will always win out over the wicked!