Proverbs 31:30 "But a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised."




Romans 10:9. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved!"

John 3:16. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

John 3:17 "For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."

Romans 1:16. "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Matthew 1:21.  "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins."




Woman of Praise
by K. Michael

"A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger."

Proverbs 15:2


You Can Receive Forgiveness of Sins Through Jesus Christ

So many people are in need of forgiveness and yet there are so many people who are unwilling to forgive; but keep harboring hatred, animosity and grudges.  But the good news is that, you can receive forgiveness of sins through Jesus Christ.  Here are a few cases in the Bible, which prove that Jesus forgives.    
The Woman Caught in Adultery
In the first case, a woman was caught in the act of adultery and brought before Jesus by her accusers; so that he can deliver a verdict to stone her.   He did what they did not expect.  He did not condemn her; but warned and sent her away.   His words to her in John 8:11 were, “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.”

Those Who Crucified Christ
In the second example, Jesus was on His way to Calvary to be crucified by His accusers who mocked and scourged Him, when He prayed in Luke 23:34, “Father forgive them; for they know not what they do.”

The Woman with the Alabaster Box
In the third scene, a woman whom the Bible described as a “sinner,” came behind Jesus and wept bitterly while kissing and anointing His feet.  As a result of her act of faith, she received forgiveness of sins (Luke 7:36-50).  Jesus made an interesting comment about her: He said, she loved much because she was forgiven much.   

Forgiveness motivates people to love.   According to the Bible, the greater the sin forgiven the more the person loves.  If the sin forgiven is small, the person will love little.   Jesus proved this through the parable of the creditor and two debtors.  

Luke 7:41:43

41There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. 42And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? 43Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.

The flipside of this will be that, if the seed of forgiveness is not planted, the fruit of love will not be produced.  There are people who are walking around in the world who fall into these three categories: those who have been forgiven much, those who have been forgiven little, those who have not been forgiven at all.  Jesus has the power to forgive them all.  If you do not find forgiveness from anyone at all, there is always the mercy seat of Christ at which to fall.  

Psalms 130:3-4
If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? 4But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
According to this scripture, Jesus Christ forgives us so that we can have love, respect and reverential awe for Him.  Let us not forget to pass on the love which He is cultivating in us through forgiveness because forgiving others inspires them to love.  


"By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone."

Proverbs 25:15



I Thought About What I Said for a Moment

I woke up one morning, turned on the light, looked at the time and decided that I was going to go back to bed for fifteen more minutes.   As I reached up to turn off the lamp, my hand knocked it over and it tumbled to the ground—the bulb smashed into pieces.  Feeling totally agitated I said, “Devil, you are not going to upset my day!” 
Then I thought about what I said for a moment.  “Why was I blaming the Devil anyway?  Why could it not be God?   Fifteen more minutes of sleep could have taken me into another sleep cycle and the children could have been late for school.  The Devil does not want my kids in school.”   It took me about fifteen minutes to sweep up the fragments.  It was just about the time I needed to become fully awakened, wake up the children and take them to school on time.
 Sometimes it takes situations like this to awake our numbed-by-sleep brains to the light of awareness that God is trying to shine into our minds; and in order to wake us up, sometimes, things begin to fall and get smashed around us, until we come to the full realization of what He wants from us; and find ourselves on the paths that will bring the successes and results He desires for us.    
Daniel 1:2
“And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god.”



Things to Consider

A Woman of Praise examines her heart daily.

Be patient with people. 

Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you.  

Pray for your friends and enemies as well.

Trust in God in all situations. 

Let your own works praise you.

Humble yourself and the Lord will exalt you in due season.

May 1, 2012


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