The Inspirational Scriptures from God’s Word
In this day and age, we Christians need to remain strong and not fall away from the Christian walk. With temptation hounding us, persecution threatening us, and despair engulfing us –
Where is our hope?
How can we stand?
What are we to do?
Luckily we don’t have to look far to find answers to these questions. Much like with so many other life questions we always turn to the Bible to find answers inspired by God.
Here are some inspirational scriptures to help us stay effective and God-honoring in our daily lives and in the last days.
Romans 8:28 – Hope of Our Assured Destiny
What is the purpose of life with its smiles, hiccups, and hurts?
Are we to wiggle along like the pollywog until death comes? What is the point of the highs and lows in life?
Here is where the Christian has an assured hope in God’s purpose. The Apostle Paul states that God has called us for a purpose, and that He works the highs and lows of life to produce a positive result towards that purpose.
Romans 8:28-30 – Strive to be Pure and True
God’s purpose is not to make us happy or comfortable – God is not so shortsighted. God’s purpose is to make us look more and more like His Son, Jesus Christ (see Romans 8:29-30). This inspiring work that God starts will be faithfully completed within each Believer (Philippians 1:6).
What is the end result of God working His purpose?
We will be like Jesus, pure and true, and will see Him face to face.
Deuteronomy 31:6 – Help for Our Journey
Are we to struggle alone against the world of lies, flesh, and the devil? Are we left helpless and not sheltered as orphans in the midst of a cosmic battle between good & evil?
God has never abandoned His people, and all not do so to His children. Our Heavenly Father’s promise is recorded in the inspirational scripture, Deuteronomy 31:6; echoed in Joshua 1:5; and assured in Hebrews 13:5.
So the Christian need not tremble at the sight of the enemy. Christians should not hesitate in obeying the commands of God. We should not be anxious of what lies ahead. Because God commands the host of heaven, when He speaks the elements obey, and shields His children under His wings.
1 Corinthians 16:13 – How to Make Ourselves Ready
Recent events have made it clear that the universal rebellion (against God and Christianity) that the Apostle Paul spoke of in the inspirational scriptures of 2 Thessalonians 2 is rising stridently. How do Christians make sure they are not drowned by the rising tide lawlessness and persecution?
The Apostle Paul answers with the command to be firm in the faith. In this inspiring verse Paul outlines four steps on how to be ready:
Step 1 – Be Vigilant
- Look for opportunities to do good.
- Watch out for each other in love.
- Guard against false doctrines & surrounding dangers.
Step 2 – Stand Firm
- Persevere through the storm.
- Wait for the Lord.
Step 3 – Be courageous
- You are men and women involved in a spiritual war.
- Stand your ground and do not flinch when attacked.
Step 4 – Be Strong
- Fact: God is with you
- Act with all the strength and energy He supplies.
James 1:2-4 – How to Get Over Speed bumps in Our Way
Trials will come – this is a fact of life and part of the Christian experience. The question is how we will respond when trials come our way? James tells us in this set of inspiring Bible verses.
First of all, what is a trial?
A trial is not a temptation. Temptations are born from our inner sinful desires; trials rather come to us from external sources. However, both trials and temptations, if responded to correctly, create opportunities to refine and mature you – making you more like Christ. “Only Jesus enables you to take a disadvantage, turn it into an advantage, and use it for the glory of God!”- Ravi Zacharias: Jesus Among Other Gods.
How to maximize opportunity
Ensuring that no wasted opportunities occur requires perseverance. Practicing perseverance does not involve sulky faces and playing victim – that is called complaining. Perseverance involves joyfully and patiently waiting for the Lord to act according to His will.
The formula has not changed. For 2000 years Christians have been tortured, killed, mocked, and ostracized! When Christians face tribulations, we are told to – ‘Look to heaven, tell me what do you see?’
The “Alpha and Omega” sitting on the His throne, Whose name is “Faithful and True.” He has a father’s compassion for His children, and His fiery eyes are fixed on the wicked. And He is coming soon…so testifies the Apostle John in Revelation.
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