Blessed be the love which chose us before the foundation of the world. Blessed be the grace that saved us before the world began. Blessed be the glory prepared for us from all eternity. Blessed be God for ever and blessed be his glorious name! Amen.Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)
Father God, help me this day to accept your free gift of salvation.
I can’t earn it and I’ll never deserve it.
Help me to accept, use and rejoice in all your transforming blessings so freely given. Amen.
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
Then he looked up at his disciples and said: 'Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.' (v. 20)
'Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.' (v. 9-10)
‘And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward.' (v. 16)
'For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.' (v. 21)
‘The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light' (v.22)
'No one can serve two masters; ' (v. 24a)
'And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?' (v. 27)