Be Kind and Please God!

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Message in the picture

“Never forget to be kind, be good and freely share what you have with others, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God”. – Kindness (From Hebrews 13:16)

A different translation

Do not forget or neglect to do kindness and good, to be generous and distribute and contribute to the needy [of the church as embodiment and proof of fellowship], for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. [Hebrews 13:16 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)]

Scripture for the day

Hebrews 13:7-17 Remember your leaders. They taught God’s message to you. Remember how they lived and died, and copy their faith.

8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. 9 Don’t let all kinds of strange teachings lead you into the wrong way. Depend only on God’s grace for spiritual strength, not on rules about foods. Obeying those rules doesn’t help anyone.

10 We have a sacrifice. And those priests who serve in the Holy Tent cannot eat from the sacrifice we have. 11 The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place and offers that blood for sins. But the bodies of those animals are burned outside the camp.

12 So Jesus also suffered outside the city. He died to make his people holy with his own blood. 13 So we should go to Jesus outside the camp and accept the same shame that he had.

14 Here on earth we don’t have a city that lasts forever. But we are waiting for the city that we will have in the future. 15 So through Jesus we should never stop offering our sacrifice to God. That sacrifice is our praise, coming from lips that speak his name.

16 And don’t forget to do good and to share what you have with others, because sacrifices like these are very pleasing to God.

17 Obey your leaders. Be willing to do what they say. They are responsible for your spiritual welfare, so they are always watching to protect you. Obey them so that their work will give them joy, not grief. It won’t help you to make it hard for them. (ERV)

[Focus verses: 10-16; key verse: 16; read the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)]

Have a good day!

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