David M. Kealy
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 1 Timothy 1:12
Praying is important to God
In the September 2018 BLOG an ACTION POINT was to Pray for others. I do that but I got to thinking there could be specific Bible verses that could help us understand more about “others”.
Evidently this is important to God. I say it because we find instruction in the Bible about being strong in the Lord against the powers of world-rulers of darkness.
A side note here comes to mind about the powers of world-rulers of darkness because of a Bible verse I learned this week; “For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and delivered us to the kingdom of His beloved Son.” Colossians 1:13
We claim strength by putting on the whole armor of God!
“And take the helmet of Salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:17
So going to the “word of God” the Bible is a good guide; a good guide for any question about living in a meaningful way, especially toward the “others” around us.
If you follow these monthly BLOGS you will recall recently topics have been about others. The three main topics are INTIMACY with God, INTIMACY with God’s people, and INTIMACY with lost people. Notice two of the three are about our relationship with people. So I got to thinking about the “others” all around us.
There are at least 25 passages that fit this topic of considering “others”. Here are a few of them.
“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” 1 Thessalonians 4:18
"Be at peace with each other.” Mark 9:50
"In humility consider others better than yourselves." Philippians 2:3
"Be kind and compassionate to one another." Ephesians 4:32
"Forgive each other." Ephesians 4:32
"Be patient, bearing with one another in love." Ephesians 4:2
"Accept one another." Romans 15:7
"Spur one another on toward love and good deeds." Hebrews 10:24
ACTION POINTS: Pray for others
David M. Kealy
1 Timothy 1:12 is a life verse that led to our creating Reaching People far from God