Prayer | Where Does Your Righteousness Come From | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

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Prayer | Where Does Your Righteousness Come From | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39.



Prayer:


Jehovah Tsidkenu, thank you for covering me in your pure and clean robes of righteousness.

Thank you for holding onto me in all situations. Jesus protect and keep me safe from the wiles of the devil. 


When I’m tempted to believe in my own righteousness, abilities, works, talents, and accomplishments, please remind me that it is not about me but it is about you.

It will always be about you Jesus. Thank you for a pure righteousness that shines bright in the dark.

Amen.



But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back._ 39. But we do not belong to those who shrink 1


Building Faith, Hope, Love - A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 - 23 - 39
Building Faith, Hope, Love – A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

Bible Verse Reading:


“But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” 39. But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.” 

Hebrews 10: 38 – 39.




But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back._ 39. But we do not belong to those who shrink 2



But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back._ 39. But we do not belong to those who shrink 3


Ruth Onyx



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Reflections | Where Does Your Righteousness Come From | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39.



Bible Verse Reading:

“But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” 39. But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.” 


Hebrews 10: 38 – 39.



But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back._ 39. But we do not belong to those who shrink 1


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Building Faith, Hope, Love – A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39


Reflections And Lessons:



But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back._ 39. But we do not belong to those who shrink 2


Jehovah Tsidkenu – The Lord Our Righteousness. We don’t have any righteousness of our own as believers. Our righteousness comes through faith by believing in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross and his resurrection. It’s not about what we do or don’t do. It’s about what Jesus already did for us. And we can have a sure confidence in the work of Jesus. 

The righteousness of God never fails to protect us from enemies and the tricks of the devil because it is pure and holy. 



But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back._ 39. But we do not belong to those who shrink 3


Our righteousness on the other hand is as filthy rugs and exposes us to enemies. Let’s learn to lean on God and trust his righteousness. We can then be able to walk confidently, safe in the knowledge that Jesus is our righteousness and because he has us, we won’t be able to shrink back, backslide or lose our way. We can be sure of heaven and prosperity when we have Jesus as our righteousness.




Ruth Onyx



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Prayer:


Jesus for the times I’m tempted to give up,  please give me strength and endurance to keep going. Help me to persevere lord.

Keep holding onto me. When I’m tempted to forget, remind me that you are a rewarded of good works and that your promises never fail.

Thank you Jesus because you are bigger than me and my weaknesses. Thank you because you are a great master and my labors for you and your kingdom are not in vain.

Thank you for being greater than me.

Amen.



So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God Bible Verse Social Med 1


Building Faith, Hope, Love - A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 - 23 - 39
Building Faith, Hope, Love – A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

Bible Verse Reading:


“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”


Hebrews 10: 35 – 36.




So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36. You need to persevere so that when 2



So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God 3


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Bible Verse Reading:

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”

Hebrews 10: 35 – 36.



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Building Faith, Hope, Love – A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39


Reflections And Lessons:



So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36. You need to persevere so that when 2


In the current age in which we live, people often expect quick fixes and quick answers. Most people are impatient. And thanks to technological advancement, life has become faster and we can now get things more quickly thanks to microwaves, heaters, driers, dryers, dishwashers etc. 

House chores are not as burdensome as they used to be. Transportation is faster with airplanes, fast trains and cars.  If you need quick love and sex, there are numerous websites and services that offer that. We love speed and we have access to it. 

And yet not everything in life is easy to come by.

For example:

  • •Some couples take years before getting children.
  • •Some investments take years to grow before yielding.
  • •A quality education takes decades.
  • •Building a great career can take years.
  • •Getting your first house or car may take months or years etc.
  • •Some diseases and sicknesses take months or even years before cure.

There are promises that God has made to us as believers. And some of us have waited for years with no signs of answers. The Bible verse above is encouraging us to hold on and never give up.



So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God 3
  • Keep fasting.
  • Keep praying.
  • Keep doing good.
  • Keep obeying God.
  • Keep running the race of faith.
  • Keep giving your tithe and offering.
  • Keep giving to those who are less privileged than you are.
  • Keep serving those around you who need your assistance. 

Despite the persecution and trials please don’t let go of your faith. Your services and sacrifices are not in vain. 

The promises of God are yes and amen. In due time he will reward you. At the right moment he will open the doors that need to be opened. Just keep holding on and never give up. Jesus never fails.




Ruth Onyx



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Prayer | Why You Should Leave Revenge To God | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39.



Prayer:


Lord Jesus, for the times I’m hurt and I want to take revenge, please remind me not to soil my hands with unrighteousness.

Please give me strength to trust you above myself.

Please help me give you my cares, wounds, pains, losses and hurts, trusting and believing that you Lord know best.

Amen.



For we know him who said, _It is mine to avenge; I will repay,_ and again, _The Lord will judge his people._ Hebrews 10_ 30. Bible Verse Social Media Square Image 2


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Building Faith, Hope, Love – A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

Bible Verse Reading:


“For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”


Hebrews 10: 30.




For we know him who said, _It is mine to avenge; I will repay,_ and again, _The Lord will judge his people._ Hebrews 10_ 30. Bible Verse Social Media Square Image 3



For we know him who said, _It is mine to avenge; I will repay,_ and again, _The Lord will judge his people._ Hebrews 10_ 30. Bible Verse Social Media Square Image 1


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Reflections | Why You Should Leave Revenge To God | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39.



Bible Verse Reading:

“For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”

Hebrews 10: 30.



For we know him who said, _It is mine to avenge; I will repay,_ and again, _The Lord will judge his people._ Hebrews 10_ 30. Bible Verse Social Media Square Image 2


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Building Faith, Hope, Love – A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39


Reflections And Lessons:



For we know him who said, _It is mine to avenge; I will repay,_ and again, _The Lord will judge his people._ Hebrews 10_ 30. Bible Verse Social Media Square Image 3


When people hurt us or take advantage of us, it is an easy trap to feel the urge to pay them back for their sins. 

For example:

1. A spouse cheats and the other spouse cheats back to show the first spouse just how painful their betrayal felt.

2. You are harassed by a bully and your first instinct is to harass the bully back to show them that they have no power over you.

3. You loan someone money and they fail to pay back. To show them how painful their actions were you decide to take some of their own property as compensation.



For we know him who said, _It is mine to avenge; I will repay,_ and again, _The Lord will judge his people._ Hebrews 10_ 30. Bible Verse Social Media Square Image 1


The examples for instances where we are tempted to take revenge abound. It’s a weakness of our fleshy bodies.Its very tempting to want to show our oppressors that we have power and might and it’s sadly an easy trap to fall into too. And yet the Bible Verse above is reminding us to put our ego aside and leave it to God.  Scripture is encouraging us to trust God and his methods for payback over our own.

And the truth is we can trust God to restore everything taken from us by the enemy. 

Whether those things are intangible goods like love, health, joy, laughter, freedom or tangible things like money, property and possessions. 

We can trust Jesus because his methods for restoration are much better than ours and his ways are higher than ours. Are you going through the pain of betrayal, hurt, loss and grief? 

Do you feel like taking matters into your own hands and avenging? Please don’t. Instead cast all your cares unto Jesus and he will deal with the situation.




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Should You Take Revenge Into Your Own Hands

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Should You Take Revenge Into Your Own Hands?

It can be very tempting to take revenge on others especially when they have hurt you or betrayed you.

Take a look at the quotes below for example:

“They say the best revenge is living well. I say it’s acid in the face—who will love them now?” Mindy Kaling

“To exact revenge for yourself or your friends is not only a right, it’s an absolute duty.” Stieg Larsson

“We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.” Heinrich Heine

The quotes above may sound like the right thing to do especially in a fit of anger and hurt but in reality taking revenge lead’s to a dangerous path of destruction.

In my experiences of life, I have often found that revenge destroys the person trying to revenge much more badly as compared to the person they are trying to get even with.

The quotes below vividly describe my sentiment’s in this regard:

“The problem with revenge is that it never evens the score. It ties both the injured and the injurer to an escalator of pain. Both are stuck on the escalator as long as parity is demanded, and the escalator never stops.” Lewis B. Smedes

“Revenge can only be found on the road to self-destruction.” Wayne Gerard Trotman

“Revenge is not worthy of you. If you concentrate on revenge, you will keep those wounds fresh that would otherwise have healed.” Adeline Yen Mah

I have seen so many people engage in dangerous and painful habits, behaviors, actions simply because they were so revenge-driven and in their blind rage, ended up destroying themselves as their victims went on to prosper and to lead happy lives.

Next time you are tempted to take revenge, please don’t.
The best course of action, when you feel like getting even is to leave the person and situation to God.

Pray for whoever has hurt you. Bless instead of curse because the word of God commands us to behave this way.
Leave whoever has hurt you to God and let God deal with the situation, his way and in his own time.

“You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven;

Matthew 5:43-45

Why should you get your hands dirty when Jesus already said he will avenge your cause?

Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

Romans 12:19

So, Should You Take Revenge Into Your Own Hands?

Absolutely not. Relax yourself and leave it in God’s hands. Take it to Jesus. And see what happens.

Jules