“Those who disobey what they have been taught praise the wicked, but those who obey what they have been taught are against them. Evil people do not understand justice, but those who follow the Lord understand it completely” (Proverbs 28:4-5).
How much do wickedness and unfairness bother you? Has your faith in God changed the way you see the world and what goes on around you?
“Even though good people may be bothered by trouble seven times, they are never defeated” (Proverbs 24:16).
“Don’t envy sinners, but always respect the Lord. Then you will have hope for the future, and your wishes will come true” (Proverbs 23:17-18).
It can be so easy to envy people whose choices haven’t been God-honouring, and yet their lives seem full and happy, but here God gives us the alternative. Great verses; I want to remember these and live them.
Latest from Compassion UK: We’ve just received an update from Noel Pabiona, the Director of Compassion Philippines, who has indicated the damage is enormous. Noel has predicted that at least 99 child development centres where 19,000 children are registered have been severely affected. Communication lines are still down, so we are still waiting on specific information regarding Compassion assisted children.
We will relay all information to you as soon as we are notified. In the meantime, please keep praying!
“There are no greener grasses, only different lawns” – Emily P. Freeman. This quote (from her book “A Million Little Ways”) is a good one when we’re tempted to think someone else is better than we are.
“Elisha answered, ‘How can I help you? What do you have in your house?’” – 2 Kings
4:2. God could help by giving us what we don’t have, but He does that by building on what’s there already. Maybe God uses what we have to show us we’re precious, making our unique qualities part of His creative process.
Do you remember 9-year-old Brian I posted about a couple of days ago? He’d waited so long for a sponsor … Well, someone has sponsored him! If it was one of you, thank you!