Lovers Of What Is Good

 

Let us be hospitable
sober-minded

lovers of what
is good

just and holy
self-controlled

holding fast
the faithful word.

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I can be a lover of good things, for You are with me .

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“For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money,”

“but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just,holy, self-controlled,”

“holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught . . .”

Titus 1:7,8,9. NKJV

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You Are Good

 

Oh Lord You are good
and great in power

guiding my feet in the way
they should go

and in the day of
pain and trouble

You are my faithful
stronghold.

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You are great in power and You are with me.

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“The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked.”

“The Lord has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet.”

“The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.”

Nahum 1:3,7 NKJV

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Furtherance

 

What ever happens to me
will be turned to good

You will see
to it

for spreading the gospel
preaching the word

and rejoicing in
the Spirit.

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You are with me and further the gospel through me.

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“But I want you to know brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel,”

“so that it has become evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Christ;”

“and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.”

“What then? Only that in everyway, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice.”

Philippians 1:12,13,14,18 NKJV

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My Words Do Good

 

Your word always
always does good

Your judgements
are forever true

it is not You who
antagonize us

but we in deep
deep need of You.

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You are with me and Your word does good in my life.

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” ‘Do not speak out,’ so they speak out. But if they do not speak out concerning these things, reproaches will not be turned back.”

“Is it being said, O house of Jacob;
‘Is the Soirit of the LORD impatient?
Or are these [prophesied judgements] His doings?’
Do not My words do good
To the one walking uprightly?”

“But lately My people have stood up as an enemy [and have made Me their antagonist].”

Micah 2:6,7,8 AMP

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Overcome Evil With Good

 

Lord, let me not be
overcome with evil

but overcome evil
with good

associating with
the humble

not thinking more of me
than I should.

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Because You are with me, I can overcome evil with good.

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“Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.”

“Repay no one evil for evil.”

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Romans 12:16,17,21 NKJV

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To Know Me

 

I will give you wisdom
to know Me

and a heart
to understand

what is evil
what is good

blessings
from My hand.

You establish my understanding of how to do good.

“For My people are foolish, they have not known Me. They are silly children, and they have no understanding . They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.” Jeremiah 4:22 NKJV

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His Word Is Good

 

Be thankful for
the peace you have
the truth you find
this day

leaving the time
ahead to Me
trusting I’m good
always.

I am established by Your good word.

“So Hezekiah said to Isaiah, ‘The word of the LORD which you have spoken is good!’ For he said, ‘At least there will be peace and truth in my days.’ ” Isaiah 39:8. NKJV

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Raised

 

I will raise you up
when you’re bowed down
and uphold you
when you fall

covering you with
tender mercies
for I am good
to all.

A laid down life is covered in tender mercies.

“The LORD is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works. The LORD upholds all who fall, and raises up all those who are bowed down.” Psalm 145:9,14 NKJV

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Soft Hearts

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“And He said to them, ‘Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?’  But they kept silent.”  Mark 3:4 NKJV

Matthew 3:5 tells us Jesus was grieved by their silence, by the hardness of their hearts.

Thank You, Lord, for softening my heart as I surrender it to You.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Is it lawful to do good or evil
to save life or to kill?

The answer seems so obvious
but You ask me still

because my heart can harden
and my love become nil

oh keep me forever softened
to Your mercy and Your will.

God bless you as you stay soft toward Him today!

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Imitating

“Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good.” 3 John vs 11 NKJV

The “fight fire with fire” rule doesn’t apply to evil.

Thank You, Jesus, for Your great goodness that overcomes evil.  And here’s a simple poem  . . .

Evil’s a foot
and running rampant
there’s only one thing
that will trip it up

living lives surrendered
to our Good Shepherd
makes evil recoil
and slink on off.

God bless you as you resist evil today!

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