Friday, September 8, 2023

On NURTURING relationships


Genesis 18:19

King James Version

19 For I know him, 

that he will command his children 

and his household after him, 

and they shall keep the way of the Lord, 

to do justice and judgment; 

that the Lord may bring upon Abraham 

that which he hath spoken of him.

As far as I can remember, it's been said: "Charity begins at home".

GOD expects that of us.

Scripture tells us GOD's laws about relationships.

Whether it's among family members.

Or friends, colleagues, or co-workers.

Exodus 20:12

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12 Honour thy father and thy mother: 

that thy days may be long upon the land 

which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Deuteronomy 6:5-6

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5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God 

with all thine heart, 

and with all thy soul, 

and with all thy might.

6 And these words, 

which I command thee this day, 

shall be in thine heart:

Deuteronomy 6:7-9

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7 And thou shalt teach them diligently 

unto thy children, 

and shalt talk of them when thou sittest 

in thine house, 

and when thou walkest by the way, 

and when thou liest down, 

and when thou risest up.

8 And thou shalt bind them 

for a sign upon thine hand, 

and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.

9 And thou shalt write them 

upon the posts of thy house, 

and on thy gates.

Proverbs 22:6

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6 Train up a child in the way he should go: 

and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Isaiah 54:13

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13 And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; 

and great shall be the peace of thy children.

John 13:34-35

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34 A new commandment I give unto you, 

That ye love one another; as I have loved you, 

that ye also love one another.

35 By this shall all men know 

that ye are my disciples, 

if ye have love one to another.

John 15:12-13

King James Version

12 This is my commandment, 

That ye love one another, 

as I have loved you.

13 Greater love hath no man than this, 

that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Acts 16:31

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31 And they said, 

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, 

and thou shalt be saved, 

and thy house.

1 Corinthians 11:3

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3 But I would have you know, 

that the head of every man is Christ; 

and the head of the woman is the man; 

and the head of Christ is God.

Ephesians 5:21

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21 Submitting yourselves one to another 

in the fear of God.

Ephesians 5:22-24

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22 Wives, 

submit yourselves unto your own husbands, 

as unto the Lord.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, 

even as Christ is the head of the church: 

and he is the saviour of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ,

 so let the wives be to their own husbands 

in every thing.

Ephesians 5:25

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25 Husbands, 

love your wives, 

even as Christ also loved the church, 

and gave himself for it;

Ephesians 5:28

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28 So ought men to love their wives 

as their own bodies. 

He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

Ephesians 5:31

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31 For this cause shall a man 

leave his father and mother, 

and shall be joined unto his wife, 

and they two shall be one flesh.

Ephesians 5:33

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33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular 

so love his wife even as himself; 

and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

Colossians 3:10-11

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10 And have put on the new man, 

which is renewed in knowledge 

after the image of him that created him:

11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, 

circumcision nor uncircumcision, 

Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: 

but Christ is all, and in all.

Colossians 3:12-13

King James Version

12 Put on therefore, 

as the elect of God, 

holy and beloved, 

bowels of mercies, kindness, 

humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

13 Forbearing one another, 

and forgiving one another, 

if any man have a quarrel against any: 

even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

Colossians 3:14

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14 And above all these things put on charity, 

which is the bond of perfectness.

Colossians 3:15

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15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,

 to the which also ye are called in one body; 

and be ye thankful.

Colossians 3:16

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16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly 

in all wisdom; 

teaching and admonishing one another in psalms 

and hymns and spiritual songs, 

singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Colossians 3:17

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17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, 

do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, 

giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Colossians 3:18

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18 Wives, 

submit yourselves unto your own husbands, 

as it is fit in the Lord.

Colossians 3:19

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19 Husbands, 

love your wives, 

and be not bitter against them.

Colossians 3:20

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20 Children, 

obey your parents in all things: 

for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

Colossians 3:21

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21 Fathers, 

provoke not your children to anger, 

lest they be discouraged.

Colossians 3:22

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22 Servants, 

obey in all things your masters 

according to the flesh; 

not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; 

but in singleness of heart, 

fearing God;

Colossians 3:23-24

King James Version

23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, 

as to the Lord, and not unto men;

24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive 

the reward of the inheritance: 

for ye serve the Lord Christ.

1 Timothy 5:1-2

King James Version

5 Rebuke not an elder, 

but intreat him as a father; 

and the younger men as brethren;

2 The elder women as mothers; 

the younger as sisters, 

with all purity.

1 Timothy 5:3

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3 Honour widows 

that are widows indeed.

1 Timothy 5:8

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8 But if any provide not for his own, 

and specially for those of his own house, 

he hath denied the faith, 

and is worse than an infidel.

1 Timothy 5:14-15

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14 I will therefore 

that the younger women marry, 

bear children, 

guide the house, 

give none occasion to the adversary 

to speak reproachfully.

15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.

1 Timothy 5:17-18

King James Version

17 Let the elders that rule well 

be counted worthy of double honour, 

especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

18 For the scripture saith, 

thou shalt not muzzle the ox 

that treadeth out the corn. 

And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.

1 Timothy 5:19

King James Version

19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, 

but before two or three witnesses.

1 Timothy 5:20

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20 Them that sin rebuke before all, 

that others also may fear.

1 Timothy 5:21

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21 I charge thee before God, 

and the Lord Jesus Christ, 

and the elect angels, 

that thou observe these things 

without preferring one before another, 

doing nothing by partiality.

1 Timothy 5:22

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22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, 

neither be partaker of other men's sins: 

keep thyself pure.

If we are true born agains, we can surely get GOD's laws right.

I would never want to lose that anointing from SPIRIT.

For it is He who reminds us everything JESUS taught.

And makes things wonderfully clear.

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