Daily Encouragement: Day 186

From Handbook to Wisdom, Day 186


I will keep the pattern of sound teaching that I have
heard, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
(2 Timothy 1:13)

I will not love with words or tongue,
but in deed and in truth.
By this I will know that I am of the truth
and will assure my heart before Him;
for if my heart condemns me,
God is greater than my heart, and knows all things.
If my heart does not condemn me,
I have confidence before God
and receive from Him whatever I ask,
because I keep His commandments
and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.
(1 John 3:18–22)

Father, may my love be sincere and truthful, not in empty words or lifeless faith. I want to keep the pattern of sound teaching that I have received and express this in actions that communicate faith and love. I ask that my life will be one of obedience and faithfulness, so that my heart will be confident and not condemning. Amen.

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