Scriptures:- Spurring One Another To Good Deeds

Background

Here are a few scriptures that encourage loving and helping each other.

 

Pretext

As I read through the comments section of the Yahoo article on Heath Care Subsidy, I had to go back and look at scripture.

BTW, the article is availed here:-

Doug Whiteman
The Biden stimulus offer of free health insurance is quickly coming to an end
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/biden-stimulus-offer-free-health-160500836.html
Link

Scriptures

 

Diet

  1. Hebrews
    • Hebrews 5:12 – Warning Against Drifting Away ( Link )
      • We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are dull of hearing.
      • Although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to reteach you the basic principles of God’s word. You need milk, not solid food!
      • For everyone who lives on milk is still an infant, inexperienced in the message of righteousness.…
  2. 1st Corinthians
    • 1st Corinthians 3:2 – God’s Fellow Workers ( Link )
      • Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual, but as worldly—as infants in Christ.
      • I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for solid food.
      • In fact, you are still not ready, for you are still worldly.
      • For since there is jealousy and dissension among you, are you not worldly? Are you not walking in the way of man?…
  3. 1st Peter
    • 1st Peter 2:2 – The Lord is Good ( Link )
      • Rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander.
      • Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.…

Abiding

  1. 1st John
    • 1st John 3:17 – Love One Another  [ Link ]
      • If anyone with earthly possessions sees his brother in need but withholds his compassion from him, how can the love of God abide in him?
    • 1st John 3:18 – Love One Another  [ Link ]
      • Little children, let us love not in word and speech, but in action and truth.…

Love

  1. Hebrews
    • Hebrews 13:1-2 – Brotherly Love ( Link )
      • Continue in brotherly love.
      • Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.…
  2. 1st Peter
    • 1st Peter 1:22 – The Word of the Lord Stands ( Link )
      • Since you have purified your souls by obedience to the truth so that you have a genuine love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from a pure heart.

 

Walk

  1. Hebrews 13:16 – Sacrifice, Obedience, and Prayer ( Link )
      • Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise, the fruit of lips that confess His name.
      • And do not neglect to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
      • Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch over your souls as those who must give an account. To this end, allow them to lead with joy and not with grief, for that would be of no advantage to you.…

 

Forgetful God?

  1. Proverbs
    • Proverbs 19:17 – The Man of Integrity ( Link )
      • …He who keeps a commandment preserves his soul, but he who is careless in his ways will die.
      • Kindness to the poor is a loan to the LORD, and He will repay the lender.
      • Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a party to his death…
  2. Hebrews
    • Hebrews 6:10 – A Call to Maturity ( Link )
      • …Even though we speak like this, beloved, we are convinced of better things in your case—things that accompany salvation.
      • For God is not unjust. He will not forget your work and the love you have shown for His name as you have ministered to the saints and continue to do so.
      • We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure.…

 

Responsibility

  1. Proverbs
    • Proverbs 3:27 – The Blessings of Wisdom ( Link )
      • …Do not fear sudden danger or the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from the snare.
      • Do not withhold good from the deserving when it is within your power to act.…

Hospitality

  1. Romans
    • Romans 12:13 – Love, Zeal, Hope, Hospitality ( Link )
      • Contribute to the needs of God’s people, and welcome strangers into your home.

 

Fairness & Equity

  1. Proverbs
    • Proverbs 11:24,25 – Dishonest Scales ( Link )
      • There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty…

Discernment

  1. Psalm
    • Psalm 19:12,13 – The Heavens Declare the Glory of God (Link )
      • Who can discern his own errors? Cleanse me from my hidden faults.
      • Keep Your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me.

 

Thanksgiving

  1. Habakkuk
    • Habakkuk 3:17 – Habakkuk Rejoices ( Link )
      • Though the fig tree does not bud and no fruit is on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though the sheep are cut off from the fold and no cattle are in the stalls, yet I will exult in the LORD; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation!
  2. 2nd Corinthians
    • 2nd Corinthians 4:8 – Treasures in Jars of Clay ( Link )
      • We are hard-pressed on all sides, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;

 

Guard Yourself

  1. Luke 12:16 – The Parable of the Rich Fool ( Link )
    • …And He said to them, “Watch out! Guard yourselves against every form of greed, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
    • Then He told them a parable: “The ground of a certain rich man produced an abundance.
    • So he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, since I have nowhere to store my crops?’…
  2. Ezekiel
    • Ezekiel 16:49 – Judgment on Jerusalem ( Link )
      • Now, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed, and complacent; they did not help the poor and needy.
  3. James
    • James 1:26 – Hearing and Doing ( Link )
      • If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not bridle his tongue, he deceives his heart and his religion is worthless.
    • James 1:27 – Hearing and Doing ( Link )
      • Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.…
    • James 2:2-4 – A Warning against favoritism ( Link )
      • Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in.
      • If you lavish attention on the man in fine clothes and say, “Here is a seat of honor,” but say to the poor man, “You must stand” or “Sit at my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
    • James 4:13-17 – Do Not Boast about Tomorrow ( Link )
      • Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business, and make a profit.”
      • You do not even know what will happen tomorrow! What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
      • Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord is willing, we will live and do this or that.”
      • As it is, you boast in your proud intentions. All such boasting is evil.
      • Anyone, then, who knows the right thing to do, yet fails to do it, is guilty of sin.
  4. Proverbs
    • Proverbs 27:1 – Do not Boast about Tomorrow ( Link )
      • Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.
      • Let another praise you, and not your own mouth—a stranger, and not your own lips.…

Do Not Harden Your Heart

  1. Psalm
    • Psalm 95:7 – The Rock of Our Salvation ( Link )
      • For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, the sheep under His care. Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, in the day at Massah in the wilderness,…
  2. Hebrews
    • Hebrews 3:7 – Do Not Harden Your Hearts
      • But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house.
      • And we are His house, if we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope of which we boast.
      • Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts, as you did in the rebellion, in the day of testing in the wilderness,…

 

Truth Telling

  1. John
    • John 16:12 – The Promise of the Holy Spirit ( Link )
      • I still have much to tell you, but you cannot yet bear to hear it.
      • However, when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth.
      • For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak what He hears, and He will declare to you what is to come.…

 

Family

Where you see strong concordance between the Old and New Testaments.

Where you see alignment between Peter ( Apostle to the Jew ),  Paul ( Apostle to the Gentile ), and James ( your Jesus Brother ).

Be sure to lay your camp.

Don’t allow the devil to move you out of place.

Have God strengthen you.

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