“Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with each other.”
What does salt represent in this saying of Jesus’?
How does having salt lead to peace among disciples?
#VOTD #salt #peace
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. ”
The “but” makes a contrast with what other list?
How do we let the Spirit produce this fruit?
#HolySpirit #VOTD #love
“Why don’t you understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot accept my teaching.”
To whom was Jesus speaking? Why did they not accept his teaching?
How do people fail to understand Jesus’ words today?
#understanding #VOTD #receptivity
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
Evil is prevalent, but not overpowering.
How is goodness the superior force?
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“But he replied, ‘Why were you looking for me? Didn’t you know that I must be in my Father’s house?'”
Jesus made his decision early in life to please the Father and do his will.
Where are you? Starting now, when is your earliest opportunity?
“So all the people departed to eat and drink and to share their food with others and to enjoy tremendous joy, for they had gained insight in the matters that had been made known to them.”
Returning to Israel, the people heard the word of God and celebrated the feast.
How does understanding God’s will contribute to our joy?
“You must not do like we are doing here today, with everyone doing what seems best to him, for you have not yet come to the final stop and inheritance the Lord your God is giving you.”
Moses told Israel how to worship God once they arrived in the promised land.
What seems best to man is seldom if ever what God wants. Why is that?