Matthew 25:35 KJV For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Christianity is more practical than theoretical and must spill out from us as individuals to the society as a whole. Christianity is not about not missing any church service and paying tithes, but a practical way of life even outside the physical church. The benefits of serving an unseen God must touch the people we do see. “All we can take with us to heaven is what we leave behind in the lives we touch” (Barbara Johnson).
Ecclesiastes 9:7 KJV Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
“This verse is not intended as justification for any careless decision that we make. But it does speak about God’s love for us and His desire for us to enjoy ourselves. If you’ve made a new year’s resolution or life decision in prayer and in keeping with God’s Word, then according to this verse, you now have permission to relax and enjoy the results of your decision” (Grace Robinson).
2 John 1:9 KJV Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
It is surprising, not only to unbelievers but believers as well why we serve the same God with different sub-doctrines. This leads to questions as to which ones are wrong and which are right. If Jesus is not at the center of it, then it is null and void. “It doesn’t matter what you are right about, if you are wrong about Jesus” (Unknown).
1 Corinthians 13:12 KJV For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
No one asked to be born, or had a hand in circumstances surrounding our birth and life. Thus it is not unusual to ask “Why me?” every once in a while. The more one grows the more one realizes that most people have no idea what they are really about. The good news is we are not in a vacuum and one day, we will have a clearer understanding of what we currently may not understand. “Occasionally, weep deeply over the life that you hoped would be. Then wash your face, trust God, and embrace the life that he’s given you” (John Piper).
Ecclesiastes 12:1 KJV Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
Most of us are guilty of not making time for some people and things that matter with the excuse of being chronically busy. While we may get away with it with men, we have to make a more conscious effort to work on our personal relationship with God. “One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time” (John Piper).
Song of Songs 2:15 KJV Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
It’s usually the little things that matter. The difference between a successful person and a non successful one is whether or not they paid attention to the seemingly little details of their life. “It takes hundreds of nuts to hold a car together, but it takes only one of them to scatter it all over the highway (Evan Esar).
Luke 6:42 KJV Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.
Romans 2:1 KJV
 …wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
The thing about judging others is that the one judging should neither be guilty of the action in question, nor be capable of doing so under similar circumstances, and should be generally flawless. There is a fine line between letting people know they are wrong, and being self-righteous. “You cannot judge people because they sin differently than you” (Erykah Badu).