2 Corinthians 7:8-9 I am no longer sorry that I sent that letter to you, though I was very sorry for a time, realizing how painful it would be to you. But it hurt you only for a little while. Now I am glad I sent it, not […]
When things go badly, when affliction and suffering descend, God tells them where they’ve gone wrong, shows them how their pride has caused their trouble. He forces them to heed his warning, tells them they must repent of their bad life. When Jesus died, he took sin down […]
Colossians 3:8 You know better now, so make sure it’s all gone for good: bad temper, irritability, meanness, profanity, dirty talk. Backsliding is common in the process of recovery. I am not talking about relapse but of falling back into your old was. Most backsliding in my experience […]
Proverbs 5:21-23 Mark well that God doesn’t miss a move you make; he’s aware of every step you take. The shadow of your sin will overtake you; you’ll find yourself stumbling all over yourself in the dark. Death is the reward of an undisciplined life; your foolish decisions […]
Ephesians 5:10 Figure out what will please Christ, and then do it. Recovery is about developing good-moral character. Which is possible only with God’s help. Knowing God’s standards is not enough. We have to live them. As human beings we are all prone to failure because it is […]
The road of right living bypasses evil; watch your step and save your life. “Listen to me, all you who are serious about right living and committed to seeking God. Ponder the rock from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were dug. Unless you do […]
Proverbs 4:18-19 The ways of right-living people glow with light; the longer they live, the brighter they shine. But the road of wrongdoing gets darker and darker– travelers can’t see a thing; they fall flat on their faces.
Proverbs 18:24 Even a man who has many companions can be destroyed. But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. I am a friend of God: It is unlike any other friendship I have ever been in. I trust Him completely and I know no […]
God’s love is meteoric, his loyalty astronomic. Don’t lose your grip on Love and Loyalty. Tie them around your neck; carve their initials on your heart. No worker can serve two bosses: He’ll either hate the first and love the second Or adore the first and despise the […]
Proverbs 3:11-12 Dear friend, resent God’s discipline; don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that God corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this.