Saintly Appearance

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In today’s study of saintly appearance we are going to look at a few more Bible verses to help us get a better picture of what a saint should look like.

We read in Deut.7:“For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. Deut. 14:For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. Col.3: 12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, long suffering; Saints are to be holy!

Psalm 34:2 My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;

The humble shall hear of it and be glad.

1 Peter 5:5

Submit to God, Resist the Devil

Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to yourelders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for

“God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble. These two passages of Scripture say that a saint should walk with humility!

Saints should have a hunger for what is right!  

Matthew 5:Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

    For they shall be filled.

Saints should be seen as just in their walk!  Gen.6:This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.  Luke 2:25 And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.  

[ to be continued ]

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SAINTLY APPEARANCE

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The last blog we looked at some verses about saintly behavior, or what does a Saint look like according to the Scriptures. Today we are going to search God’s word some more and see what it says about saintly appearance.

Revelation 17:14

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Victory for the Lamb

14 These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb willovercome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.”  The Bible says that when Christ returns as Lord of Lords and King of Kings, the Saints that are with Him are called  THE CHOSEN AND FAITHFUL.

Acts 10:2

A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.

Acts 10:2

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, and gave many [a]alms to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually. Saints FEAR OR ARE IN AWE OF GOD!

John 10:4

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;    Saints are seen FOLLOWING CHRIST!

Psalm 4:3 (KJV )

3  But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself:

The Lord will hear when I call unto him.2 Peter 2:9 (KJV 1900)

9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:   Saints are to be seen living GODLY LIVES!

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SAINTLY BEHAVIOR

The believers or followers of Christ are called Saints and are to act like it. What does the Bible say about saintly actions? In the next few blogs, we are going to examine this question.

John 10:3-4

English Standard Version (ESV)

To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.            Attentive to Christ’s voice!

Philippians 2:15 (KJV 1900)

15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;  Blameless and harmless!

Proverbs 28:1

The wicked aflee when no man pursueth:

But the righteous are bold as a lion.    Bold!

Romans 13:3

3 For rulers are not a terror to egood works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and fthou shalt have praise of the same:   Bold!   

Isaiah 66:2 (KJV 1900)

2  For all those things hath mine hand made,

And all those things have been, saith the Lord:

But to thisman will I look,

Even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit,

And trembleth at my word.

Isaiah 57:15

Amplified Bible (AMP)

15 For thus says the high and lofty One—He Who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, but with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent [bruised with sorrow for sin].

Isaiah 66:2

Amplified Bible (AMP)

For all these things My hand has made, and so all these things have come into being [by and for Me], says the Lord. But this is the man to whom I will look and have regard: he who is humble and of a broken or wounded spirit, and who trembles at My word and reveres My commands. Saints are to have a humble and contrite heart!

Favorite quotes “Prayer…

Favorite quotes
“Prayer is an end to isolation. It is living our daily life with someone; with Him who alone can deliver us from solitude.” Georges Lefevre

“By prayer we couple the powers of heaven to our helplessness, the powers which can capture strong holds and make the impossibile possibile.” O. Hallesby

” The right way to pray, then, is any way that allows us to communicate with God.” Colleen Townsend Evans

” The less I pray, the harder it gets; the more I pray, the better it gets.” Martin Luther

” The great thing in prayer is to feel that we are putting our supplications into the bosom of omnipotent love.” Andrew Murray

I trust you will enjoy these favorite quotes.

Favorite quotes
“Prayer is an end to isolation. It is living our daily life with someone; with Him who alone can deliver us from solitude.” Georges Lefevre

“By prayer we couple the powers of heaven to our helplessness, the powers which can capture strong holds and make the impossibile possibile.” O. Hallesby

” The right way to pray, then, is any way that allows us to communicate with God.” Colleen Townsend Evans

” The less I pray, the harder it gets; the more I pray, the better it gets.” Martin Luther

” The great thing in prayer is to feel that we are putting our supplications into the bosom of omnipotent love.” Andrew Murray

I trust you will enjoy these favorite quotes.

SAY THANK YOU

SAY THANK YOU

When you awake at dawn,

and are still able to yawn,

say thank you!

If you are tired and groggy,

and your mind is still foggy,

say thank you!

If you can still tie your shoes,

and smell the coffee brew,

say thank you!

If you can walk out the door,

and go to the store,

say thank you!

If you have a dear friend,

and have precious time to spend,

say thank you!

If you can begin each day,

and are able to pray,

say thank you!

If you can take time to be still,

and read God’s word,

and seek His will,

say thank you!

Even with all my sin,

by God’s grace,

into His sheltering arms,

He welcomed me in,

and I will always say thank you!

—— Winston Staples ——

THE HUNT

It’s late October, the big bucks are on the run;

they have the scent of doe, the rut has begun.

It’s very early in the morn,

the frost still lies heavy on the corn.

My heart is quickly beating, the bow season has finally come;

I have packed all my gear, my planning complete,

now I carefully walk to my tree stand and take my seat.

I have did all I can to cover my scent,

now to patiently wait until my bow can be bent.

Our hunt for this worthy prize, happens once a year,

we are also a foe, who are daily stalked and hunted,

like that trophy white tailed deer.

While walking down life’s trail,

our adversary, the devil lies in wait,

he uses every deception, every lie,

to keep us from entering God’s Heavenly gate.

Dear friend, let us give God our lives,

so His armor we can safely wear;

and by His Spirit, help us detect Satan’s snare,

and when Satan shoots those fiery darts,

we will have God’s word to protect our minds, souls and hearts.

—— Winston Staples ——

 

Friendship is unnecessary…

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… it has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. –C.S. Lewis —

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… it has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. –C.S. Lewis —