Happy Mother’s Day!

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient; love is kind. Love is not jealous; is not proud; is not conceited; does not act foolishly; is not selfish; is not easily provoked to anger; keeps no record of wrongs; takes no pleasure in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth; love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.

Source: Top 40 Bible Verses for Mother’s Day – Sharefaith Magazine – Worship | Leadership | Outreach

Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)

I know I have been a bit absent of late – been busy, but this morning I finished reading Matthew and I thought the close of that book was so inspiring. I thought I would post it here.

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

It really does pack a big punch in just a few sentences.

Thanks Bible Gateway for the passage.

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Matthew 24:51 and 25:30

I skipped the bible reading yesterday. I have this massive short story I’m trying to finish re-writing, so I put it first instead. I shouldn’t have. Starting the day with a simple reading even if it isn’t for more than five minutes can change your whole day. I did read it this morning before starting that re-write and these two phrases stood out to me.

The first from Matthew 24:51

He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

The second from Matthew 25:30

And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

It is the weeping and gnashing of teeth part that gets me. It is such a strong powerful image, very descriptive. It really does depict a lot of fear and pain in so few words.

So, what do you think of these two passages?

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Matthew 24:13 (HCSB)

Trying to stay with my bible reading each day.

Hard to do.

This passage stuck out to me yesterday, and this morning when I read back over it. I thought I would share.

But the one who endures to the end will be delivered.

This applies to not only our Christian walk of faith, but to our lives in general. It is just a really strong passage that makes me take a pause.

Thoughts. What do you think of when you read a passage like this?

Thanks: www.biblegateway.com.