24 Beautiful One-liners
1. Give God what's right -- not what's left.
Mark 12:28-31 "What commandment is the foremost of all?" 29 Jesus answered, "The foremost is, 'Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord; 30 and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' 31 "The second is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." NAS
2. Man's way leads to a hopeless end -- God's way leads to an endless hope.
Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life. NAS
Proverbs 14:12-14 There is a way which seems right
to a man, but its end is the way of death. 13 Even in laughter the heart
may be in pain, and the end of joy may be grief. 14 The backslider in
heart will have his fill of his own ways, but a good man will be satisfied with
3. A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not fret or have any anxiety
about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and
petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants
known to God. 7 And God's peace
[shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through
Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot
of whatever sort that is, that peace], which transcends all understanding,
shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. AMP
4. He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.
Proverbs 22:29 Do you see a man diligent and skillful in his business? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men. AMP
5. In the sentence of life, the devil may be a comma--but
never let him be the period.
1 Peter 5:8-10 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. 10 And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. NAS
6. Don't put a question mark where God puts a period.
Ecclesiastes 7:8 The end of a matter is better
than its beginning; patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of
7. Are you wrinkled with burden? Come to the Jesus for a face-lift.
Proverbs 15:13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. (From New International Version)
8. When praying, don't give God instructions - just report for duty.
James 4:13-15 Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow, we shall go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit." 14 Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. 15 Instead, you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and also do this or that." NAS
9. We don't change God's message -- His message changes us.
Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, that no one should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. NAS
10. The church is prayer conditioned.
Philemon 4-6 I give thanks to my God for you always when I mention you in my prayers, 5 because I continue to hear of your love and of your loyal faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and which you show toward all the saints (God's consecrated people). 6 And I pray that the participation in and sharing of your faith may produce and promote full recognition and appreciation and understanding and precise knowledge of every good thing that is ours in our identification with Christ Jesus and unto His glory. AMP
11. When God ordains, He sustains.
Galatians 1:1 Paul, an apostle (not sent from men, nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead). NAS
12. WARNING: Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.
2 Thessalonians 1:6-12 God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you 7 and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. 8 He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9 They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power 10 on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you. 11 With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. 12 We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. (From New International Version)
13. Plan ahead -- It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
Matthew 24:37-39 "For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. 38 For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, they were marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so shall the coming of the Son of Man be. NAS
14. Most people want to serve God, but only in an advisory position.
Isaiah 45:9 "Woe to the one who quarrels with his Maker--An earthenware vessel among the vessels of earth! Will the clay say to the potter, 'What are you doing?' Or the thing you are making say, 'He has no hands'? NAS
15. Suffering from truth decay? Brush up on your Bible.
Psalms 119:9-11 How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed and keeping watch on himself according to Your word conforming his life to it. 10 With my whole heart have I sought You, inquiring for and of You and yearning for You; Oh, let me not wander or step aside either in ignorance or willfully from Your commandments. 11 Your word have I laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against You. AMP
16. Exercise daily -- walk with the Lord.
John 6:63 "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.” NAS
17. Never give the devil a ride -- he will always want to
Ephesians 4:26-27 When angry do not sin; do not ever let your wrath (your exasperation, your fury or indignation) last until the sun goes down. 27 Leave no such room or foothold for the devil give no opportunity to him. AMP
18. Nothing else ruins the truth like stretching it.
James 5:12 But above all things, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath; but let your’ yes’ be a simple’ yes,’ and your ‘no’ be a simple ‘no,’ so that you may not sin and fall under condemnation. AMP
19. Compassion is difficult to give away because it keeps
Proverbs 11:17 The merciful, kind, and generous man benefits himself for his deeds return to bless him, but he who is cruel and callous to the wants of others brings on himself retribution. AMP
20. He who angers you controls you.
Proverbs 16:32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, he who rules his own spirit than he who takes a city. AMP
21. Worry is the darkroom in which negatives can develop.
Matthew 6:25-34 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? 28 And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
(From New International Version)
22. Give Satan an inch and he'll be a ruler.
2 Corinthians 2:10-11 Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ, 11 lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices. NKJV
23. Be ye fishers of men -- you catch them and He'll
Mark 1:16-18 And passing along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon Peter and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net to and fro in the sea, for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Come after me and be my disciples, and I will make you to become fishers of men.” 18 And at once they left their nets and yielding up all claim to them followed with him joining him as disciples and siding with his party.
24. God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
Colossians 1:11-14 We pray that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, to exercise every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy, 12 giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints (God's holy people) in the light. 13 The Father has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 In whom we have our redemption through is blood, which means the forgiveness of our sins. AMP