"Be quiet!" Jesus said sternly. "Come out of him!" - Mark 1:25
Are you encouraging or discouraging others? If you fail, do you own up to it? Do you quickly admit your failure to the person you promised and refuse to rationalize around it? If you do, you are really rare . . . but a person of genuine integrity.
In seconds, Tony's "bungee-jumper swagger" quickly changed into squealing like a schoolgirl. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. - Psalm 20:7
If we are not yet like Paul when he says, “I am overflowing with joy,” he calls us to be. “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1).
Boy! Life sure has given you a bum steer, hasn't it? The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me. - Mark 14:7
Every new bullfighter gets victimized by the old "switch the cape" prank. For they have been hostile to you with their tricks... - Numbers 25:18
Genuine success involves doing what the Lord has called you to do, not just occasionally but continually. It has to do with persistence rather than perfection. When this is your definition of success, you can know that the Lord wants you to succeed.
Sally had a real brush with death at the beauty parlor. I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! its rider was named Death and Hades was following close behind him. - Revelation 6:8
When your conscience sounds the alarm, do you stop and take notice or continue on the same course? Repeatedly ignoring your internal warning system can decrease its effectiveness at keeping you out of trouble.
In order to experience the peace of God, we first must have peace with God, which only comes through complete surrender to Christ as our Lord and Savior. Once we are saved, God's peace is available.