EZRA‬ ‭9‬:‭6‬-‭7‬ ‬‬

“I prayed, “O my God, I am utterly ashamed; I blush to lift up my face to you. For our sins are piled higher than our heads, and our guilt has reached to the heavens. From the days of our ancestors until now, we have been steeped in sin. That is why we and ourContinue reading “EZRA‬ ‭9‬:‭6‬-‭7‬ ‬‬”

EZRA‬ ‭2‬:‭68‬-‭69‬ ‭‬‬

“When they arrived at the Temple of the Lord in Jerusalem, some of the family leaders made voluntary offerings toward the rebuilding of God’s Temple on its original site, and each leader gave as much as he could. The total of their gifts came to 61,000 gold coins, 6,250 pounds of silver, and 100 robesContinue reading “EZRA‬ ‭2‬:‭68‬-‭69‬ ‭‬‬”

NEHEMIAH‬ ‭5:1-19‬ ‬‬

“About this time some of the men and their wives raised a cry of protest against their fellow Jews. They were saying, “We have such large families. We need more food to survive.” Others said, “We have mortgaged our fields, vineyards, and homes to get food during the famine.” And others said, “We have hadContinue reading “NEHEMIAH‬ ‭5:1-19‬ ‬‬”

GALATIANS‬ ‭2:15-21‬‬‬

“You and I are Jews by birth, not ‘sinners’ like the Gentiles. Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ,Continue reading “GALATIANS‬ ‭2:15-21‬‬‬”

1 JOHN 3:16-18

“We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person?Continue reading “1 JOHN 3:16-18”