​Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the Christian pastor in Germany who was martyred for speaking up and exposing Hitler’s lies, said the following, “Silence in the face of evil, is evil itself. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

“Let each one of us make it a practice to please (make happy) his neighbor for his good and for his true welfare, to edify him [to strengthen him and build him up spiritually]. For Christ did not please Himself [gave no thought to His own interests]; but, as it is written, The reproaches and […]

“May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.” The origin of hope is ‘the God of hope’. The reason for hope is Jesus. […]

“For this same reason you pay taxes, for [the civil authorities] are official servants under God, devoting themselves to attending to this very service. Render to all men their dues. [Pay] taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, and honor to whom honor is […]

Revelation 21:4 “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more, neither shall there be anguish (sorrow and mourning) nor grief nor pain any more, for the old conditions and the former order of things have passed away.” Matthew 6:33 “But seek (aim at and strive after) first of […]

“We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.” And I love what Nicky Gumbel says about this today in his Bible in […]

“For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord? Who among the mighty [heavenly beings] can be likened to the Lord.”