Wednesday, April 24, 2024



John 1:1

King James Version

1 In the beginning was the Word, 

and the Word was with God, 

and the Word was God.

When GOD speaks, we listen.

He spoke through JESUS, SPIRIT, and the prophets.

They all relied on His EVERY WORD.

Scripture reveals it.

GOD spoke through JESUS:

John 14:10

King James Version

10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, 

and the Father in me? 

the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: 

but the Father that dwelleth in me, 

he doeth the works.

John 12:49-50

King James Version

49 For I have not spoken of myself; 

but the Father which sent me, 

he gave me a commandment, 

what I should say, 

and what I should speak.

50 And I know that his commandment 

is life everlasting: 

whatsoever I speak therefore, 

even as the Father said unto me, 

so I speak.

John 14:24

King James Version

24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: 

and the word which ye hear is not mine, 

but the Father's which sent me.

John 15:14-15

King James Version

14 Ye are my friends, 

if ye do whatsoever I command you.

15 Henceforth I call you not servants; 

for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: 

but I have called you friends; 

for all things that I have heard of my Father 

I have made known unto you.

John 17:8

King James Version

8 For I have given unto them the words 

which thou gavest me; 

and they have received them, 

and have known surely that I came out from thee, 

and they have believed that thou didst send me.

GOD speaks through His HOLY SPIRIT:

John 16:13

King James Version

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, 

he will guide you into all truth: 

for he shall not speak of himself; 

but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: 

and he will shew you things to come.

GOD spoke through the PROPHETS:

Genesis 6:22

King James Version

22 Thus did Noah; 

according to all that God commanded him, 

so did he.

Genesis 12:4

King James Version

4 So Abram departed, 

as the Lord had spoken unto him; 

and Lot went with him: 

and Abram was seventy and five years old 

when he departed out of Haran.

Exodus 3:14-15

King James Version

14 And God said unto Moses, 

I Am That I Am: 

and he said, 

Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, 

I Am hath sent me unto you.

15 And God said moreover unto Moses, 

Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, 

the Lord God of your fathers, 

the God of Abraham, 

the God of Isaac, 

and the God of Jacob, 

hath sent me unto you: 

this is my name for ever, 

and this is my memorial 

unto all generations.

Isaiah 1:2

King James Version

2 Hear, O heavens, 

and give ear, O earth: 

for the Lord hath spoken, 

I have nourished and brought up children, 

and they have rebelled against me.

Jeremiah 1:1-2

King James Version

1 The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, 

of the priests that were in Anathoth 

in the land of Benjamin:

2 To whom the word of the Lord came 

in the days of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, 

in the thirteenth year of his reign.

Ezekiel 1:3

King James Version

3 The word of the Lord came expressly 

unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, 

in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; 

and the hand of the Lord was there upon him.

Daniel 1:17

King James Version

17 As for these four children, 

God gave them knowledge and skill 

in all learning and wisdom: 

and Daniel had understanding 

in all visions and dreams.

Hosea 1:1

King James Version

1 The word of the Lord that came unto Hosea, 

the son of Beeri, 

in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, 

kings of Judah, 

and in the days of Jeroboam 

the son of Joash, 

king of Israel.

Joel 1:1

King James Version

1 The word of the Lord that came to Joel 

the son of Pethuel.

Amos 1:6

King James Version

6 Thus saith the Lord; 

For three transgressions of Gaza, 

and for four, 

I will not turn away the punishment thereof; 

because they carried away captive 

the whole captivity, 

to deliver them up to Edom:

Obadiah 1

King James Version

1 The vision of Obadiah. 

Thus saith the Lord God concerning Edom; 

We have heard a rumour from the Lord, 

and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, 

Arise ye, 

and let us rise up against her 

in battle.

Jonah 1:1-2

King James Version

1 Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah 

the son of Amittai, saying,

2 Arise, 

go to Nineveh, that great city, 

and cry against it; 

for their wickedness is come up before me.

Micah 1:1

King James Version

1 The word of the Lord that came to Micah 

the Morasthite in the days 

of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, 

kings of Judah, 

which he saw concerning 

Samaria and Jerusalem.

Nahum 1:1-2

King James Version

1 The burden of Nineveh. 

The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

2 God is jealous, and the Lord revengeth; 

the Lord revengeth, and is furious; 

the Lord will take vengeance on his adversaries, 

and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.

Habakkuk 1:1-3

King James Version

1 The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.

2 O Lord, how long shall I cry, 

and thou wilt not hear! 

even cry out unto thee of violence, 

and thou wilt not save!

3 Why dost thou shew me iniquity, 

and cause me to behold grievance? 

for spoiling and violence are before me: 

and there are that raise up strife and contention.

Zephaniah 1:1-2

King James Version

1 The word of the Lord which came unto Zephaniah 

the son of Cushi, 

the son of Gedaliah, 

the son of Amariah, 

the son of Hizkiah, 

in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, 

king of Judah.

2 I will utterly consume all things from off the land, 

saith the Lord.

Haggai 1:1-2

King James Version

1 In the second year of Darius the king, 

in the sixth month, 

in the first day of the month, 

came the word of the Lord by Haggai 

the prophet unto Zerubbabel 

the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, 

and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, 


2 Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, 


This people say, 

The time is not come, 

the time that the Lord's house 

should be built.

Zechariah 1:1-2

King James Version

1 In the eighth month, 

in the second year of Darius, 

came the word of the Lord unto Zechariah, 

the son of Berechiah, 

the son of Iddo the prophet, 


2 The Lord hath been sore displeased 

with your fathers.

Malachi 1:1-2

King James Version

1 The burden of the word of the Lord 

to Israel by Malachi.

2 I have loved you, saith the Lord. 

Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? 

Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the Lord: 

yet I loved Jacob,

When GOD speaks, He has a matter to address.

Usually, to save.

To correct.

To warn.

Thus, we can be sure GOD's WORD is important.

But how many people care to listen?

JESUS always gave GLORY to the FATHER.

He taught us to do the same.

JESUS is GOD's WORD "made flesh".

JESUS is the personification of GOD's WORD.

John 1:14

King James Version

14 And the Word was made flesh, 

and dwelt among us, 

(and we beheld his glory, 

the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) 

full of grace and truth.

Is it any wonder JESUS warned:

John 12:48

King James Version

48 He that rejecteth me, 

and receiveth not my words, 

hath one that judgeth him: 

the word that I have spoken, 

the same shall judge him in the last day.

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

KEEPING the commandments


Deuteronomy 6:25

King James Version

25 And it shall be our righteousness, 

if we observe to do all these commandments 

before the Lord our God, as he hath commanded us.

I love GOD's commands.

A true born again always does.

Through GOD's commands, we know what pleases Him.

Through His commands, we know how to worship Him.

Through His commands, we know how to serve others.

Through His commands, we know how to live holy lives.

What should our attitude be towards GOD's commandments?

A born again looks to Scripture, and here's what it says.

What JESUS said:

Matthew 5:48

King James Version

48 Be ye therefore perfect, 

even as your Father which is in heaven 

is perfect.

John 14:15

King James Version

15 If ye love me, 

keep my commandments.

John 15:4-7

King James Version

4 Abide in me, and I in you. 

As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, 

except it abide in the vine; 

no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: 

He that abideth in me, and I in him, 

the same bringeth forth much fruit: 

for without me ye can do nothing.

6 If a man abide not in me, 

he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; 

and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, 

and they are burned.

7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, 

ye shall ask what ye will, 

and it shall be done unto you.

John 15:8

King James Version

8 Herein is my Father glorified, 

that ye bear much fruit; 

so shall ye be my disciples.

John 15:9-11

King James Version

9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: 

continue ye in my love.

10 If ye keep my commandments, 

ye shall abide in my love; 

even as I have kept my Father's commandments, 

and abide in his love.

11 These things have I spoken unto you, 

that my joy might remain in you, 

and that your joy might be full.

What GOD said, through His prophets and apostles:

Deuteronomy 4:2

King James Version

2 Ye shall not add unto the word 

which I command you, 

neither shall ye diminish ought from it, 

that ye may keep the commandments 

of the Lord your God which I command you.

Deuteronomy 4:9

King James Version

9 Only take heed to thyself, 

and keep thy soul diligently, 

lest thou forget the things 

which thine eyes have seen, 

and lest they depart from thy heart 

all the days of thy life: 

but teach them thy sons, 

and thy sons' sons;

Deuteronomy 4:12-15

King James Version

12 And the Lord spake unto you 

out of the midst of the fire: 

ye heard the voice of the words, 

but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice.

13 And he declared unto you his covenant, 

which he commanded you to perform, 

even ten commandments; 

and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.

14 And the Lord commanded me at that time 

to teach you statutes and judgments, 

that ye might do them in the land 

whither ye go over to possess it.

15 Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; 

for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day

 that the Lord spake unto you in Horeb 

out of the midst of the fire:

Deuteronomy 4:39-40

King James Version

39 Know therefore this day, 

and consider it in thine heart, 

that the Lord he is God in heaven above, 

and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.

40 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, 

and his commandments, 

which I command thee this day, 

that it may go well with thee,

 and with thy children after thee, 

and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, 

which the Lord thy God giveth thee, 

for ever.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

King James Version

4 Hear, O Israel: 

The Lord our God is one Lord:

5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God 

with all thine heart, 

and with all thy soul, 

and with all thy might.

6 And these words, 

which I command thee this day, 

shall be in thine heart:

7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, 

and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, 

and when thou walkest by the way, 

and when thou liest down, 

and when thou risest up.

8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign 

upon thine hand, 

and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.

9 And thou shalt write them 

upon the posts of thy house, 

and on thy gates.

Deuteronomy 10:12-13

King James Version

12 And now, Israel, 

what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, 

but to fear the Lord thy God, 

to walk in all his ways, 

and to love him, 

and to serve the Lord thy God 

with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

13 To keep the commandments of the Lord, 

and his statutes, 

which I command thee this day 

for thy good?

Deuteronomy 10:14-17

King James Version

14 Behold, 

the heaven and the heaven of heavens 

is the Lord's thy God, 

the earth also, with all that therein is.

15 Only the Lord had a delight in thy fathers 

to love them, 

and he chose their seed after them, 

even you above all people, as it is this day.

16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, 

and be no more stiffnecked.

17 For the Lord your God is God of gods, 

and Lord of lords, 

a great God, 

a mighty, and a terrible, 

which regardeth not persons, 

nor taketh reward:

Deuteronomy 10:20

King James Version

20 Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; 

him shalt thou serve, 

and to him shalt thou cleave, 

and swear by his name.

Deuteronomy 28:1-2

King James Version

28 And it shall come to pass, 

if thou shalt hearken diligently 

unto the voice of the Lord thy God, 

to observe and to do all his commandments 

which I command thee this day, 

that the Lord thy God will set thee on high 

above all nations of the earth:

2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, 

and overtake thee, 

if thou shalt hearken 

unto the voice of the Lord thy God.

Deuteronomy 30:15-16

King James Version

15 See, 

I have set before thee this day life and good, 

and death and evil;

16 In that I command thee this day 

to love the Lord thy God, 

to walk in his ways, 

and to keep his commandments 

and his statutes and his judgments, 

that thou mayest live and multiply: 

and the Lord thy God shall bless thee 

in the land whither thou goest 

to possess it.

Joshua 1:6-7

King James Version

6 Be strong and of a good courage: 

for unto this people shalt thou divide 

for an inheritance the land, 

which I sware unto their fathers to give them.

7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, 

that thou mayest observe to do 

according to all the law, 

which Moses my servant commanded thee: 

turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, 

that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.

Joshua 1:8

King James Version

8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; 

but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, 

that thou mayest observe to do 

according to all that is written therein: 

for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, 

and then thou shalt have good success.

Joshua 1:9

King James Version

9 Have not I commanded thee? 

Be strong and of a good courage; 

be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: 

for the Lord thy God is with thee 

whithersoever thou goest.

Psalm 1:1-3

King James Version

1 Blessed is the man that walketh 

not in the counsel of the ungodly, 

nor standeth in the way of sinners, 

nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; 

and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted 

by the rivers of water, 

that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; 

his leaf also shall not wither; 

and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Psalm 19:7-11

King James Version

7 The law of the Lord is perfect,

 converting the soul: 

the testimony of the Lord is sure, 

making wise the simple.

8 The statutes of the Lord are right, 

rejoicing the heart: 

the commandment of the Lord is pure, 

enlightening the eyes.

9 The fear of the Lord is clean, 

enduring for ever: 

the judgments of the Lord 

are true and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than gold, 

yea, than much fine gold: 

sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: 

and in keeping of them there is great reward.

Psalm 42:8

King James Version

8 Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness

 in the day time, 

and in the night his song shall be with me, 

and my prayer unto the God of my life.

Psalm 119:60-62

King James Version

60 I made haste, 

and delayed not to keep thy commandments.

61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: 

but I have not forgotten thy law.

62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee 

because of thy righteous judgments.

Proverbs 6:20-24

King James Version

20 My son, keep thy father's commandment, 

and forsake not the law of thy mother:

21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, 

and tie them about thy neck.

22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; 

when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; 

and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

23 For the commandment is a lamp; 

and the law is light; 

and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

24 To keep thee from the evil woman, 

from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

Proverbs 19:16

King James Version

16 He that keepeth the commandment 

keepeth his own soul; 

but he that despiseth his ways 

shall die.

Acts 13:46-49

King James Version

46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, 

and said, 

It was necessary that the word of God 

should first have been spoken to you: 

but seeing ye put it from you, 

and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, 

lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, 


I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, 

that thou shouldest be for salvation 

unto the ends of the earth.

48 And when the Gentiles heard this, 

they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: 

and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.

49 And the word of the Lord was published 

throughout all the region.

Acts 17:30-31

King James Version

30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; 

but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

31 Because he hath appointed a day, 

in the which he will judge the world in righteousness 

by that man whom he hath ordained; 

whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, 

in that he hath raised him from the dead.

Romans 13:1-3

King James Version

13 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. 

For there is no power but of God: 

the powers that be are ordained of God.

2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, 

resisteth the ordinance of God: 

and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, 

but to the evil. 

Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? 

do that which is good, 

and thou shalt have praise of the same:

Romans 13:10-14

King James Version

10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: 

therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

11 And that, knowing the time, 

that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: 

for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: 

let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, 

and let us put on the armour of light.

13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; 

not in rioting and drunkenness, 

not in chambering and wantonness, 

not in strife and envying.

14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ,

and make not provision for the flesh, 

to fulfil the lusts thereof.

Galatians 5:16-18

King James Version

16 This I say then, 

Walk in the Spirit, 

and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit,

 and the Spirit against the flesh: 

and these are contrary the one to the other: 

so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, 

ye are not under the law.

1 Timothy 6:17-19

King James Version

17 Charge them that are rich in this world, 

that they be not highminded, 

nor trust in uncertain riches, 

but in the living God, 

who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

18 That they do good, 

that they be rich in good works, 

ready to distribute, 

willing to communicate;

19 Laying up in store for themselves 

a good foundation against the time to come, 

that they may lay hold on eternal life.

1 Timothy 6:20-21

King James Version

20 O Timothy, 

keep that which is committed to thy trust, 

avoiding profane and vain babblings, 

and oppositions of science falsely so called:

21 Which some professing have erred 

concerning the faith.

Grace be with thee. 


1 John 4:21

King James Version

21 And this commandment have we from him, 

That he who loveth God love his brother also.

Now we know how to be holy.

Now we know how to have perfect obedience.

Now we know how to really love GOD, and others.

All because GOD loved us first.

All because JESUS taught us GOD's commands.

All because SPIRIT reminds us what JESUS taught.

Have we any more excuse not to be of GOD?

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  John 1:1 King James Version 1 In the beginning was the Word,  and the Word was with God,  and the Word was God . When GOD speaks, we list...