1 Timothy 6:1-2 All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered. 2 Those who have believing masters are not to show less respect for them because they are brothers. Instead, they are to serve them even better, because those who benefit from their service are believers, and dear to them. These are the things you are to teach and urge on them.
Paul gave these instructions to a young pastor Timothy how he should teach and urge God’s people on how they are to work outside and inside the church. In other words, Paul here is telling us that we must serve and work wholeheartedly! By being honest w/ our time, to show full respect and to serve our employers w/ sincerity and love. With that in mine, may all of us do an excellent work to God and to men and to let God’s light shine upon those people we’re serving so that God may be glorified in us.
1 You have rejected us, God, and burst upon us;
you have been angry —now restore us!
2 You have shaken the land and torn it open;
mend its fractures, for it is quaking.
3 You have shown your people desperate times;
you have given us wine that makes us stagger.
4 But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner
to be unfurled against the bow.[e]
5 Save us and help us with your right hand,
that those you love may be delivered.
6 God has spoken from his sanctuary:
“In triumph I will parcel out Shechem
and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth.
7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine;
Ephraim is my helmet,
Judah is my scepter.
8 Moab is my washbasin,
on Edom I toss my sandal;
over Philistia I shout in triumph. ”
9 Who will bring me to the fortified city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
10 Is it not you, God, you who have now rejected us
and no longer go out with our armies?
11 Give us aid against the enemy,
for human help is worthless.
12 With God we will gain the victory,
and he will trample down our enemies.
- Trina Clayton – July 2
- Cherry Bell “Kring” Egos – July 5
- Edging Tariman – July 7
- Vir & Norma Tipon – 7
1 Timothy 4:15-16 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
Paul mentioned in the previous verses about the things we need to be diligent with and I will quote some of it :v5 By the Word of God & Prayer, v7 Train himself to be godly, v10 To put his hope in the Living God, v12 Set as an example, v13 Devote himself to the Scriptures and more.
With these basic things, we need to be: 1. Diligent 2. fully Dedicated 3. Watch our character 4. patient and endure.
And the promise if we do all these = Our life will be preserve & the lives of others as well. So, as you work hard physically be sure that you are also working hard (diligent) for the things that brings glory to God.
9 You are my strength, I watch for you;
you, God, are my fortress,
10 my God on whom I can rely.
God will go before me
and will let me gloat over those who slander me.
11 But do not kill them, Lord our shield,[a]
or my people will forget.
In your might uproot them
and bring them down.
12 For the sins of their mouths,
for the words of their lips,
let them be caught in their pride.
For the curses and lies they utter,
13 consume them in your wrath,
consume them till they are no more.
Then it will be known to the ends of the earth
that God rules over Jacob.
14 They return at evening,
snarling like dogs,
and prowl about the city.
15 They wander about for food
and howl if not satisfied.
16 But I will sing of your strength,
in the morning I will sing of your love;
for you are my fortress,
my refuge in times of trouble.
17 You are my strength, I sing praise to you;
you, God, are my fortress,
my God on whom I can rely.
- Marlon Benignos – June 28