Text: Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14)
Tweet: There is no possibility of a partnership between a righteous cause and a criminal riot, because lawlessness and righteousness are mutually exclusive and totally incompatible.
Text: I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. (Romans 6:19)
Text: And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. (Matthew 24:12 ESV)
Tweet: Lawlessness leads not only to more lawlessness, but also to less lovingness.
Text: He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. (1 John 5:12)
Text: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6)
Text: When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:4)
Tweet: If you are without Christ, you are without life, since Christ is life!
Text: But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth. (1 Timothy 5:6)
Tweet: Everyone who lives without Christ is one of the living dead. While it’s possible to exist for your own pleasure, it’s impossible to live for your own pleasure. To truly live, one must live to please Christ, who is not only the purpose of life, but life itself.
Text: The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe. (Proverbs 29:25)
Tweet: There is no surer nor stronger snare than the fear of man. To seek public approval rather than to please the Almighty is to inescapably fetter oneself to public opinion at the forfeiture of one’s immortal soul.
Text: And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. (Luke 24:49)
Tweet: Many a task is taken up in human strength by those who should have tarried for the divine power of the Holy Spirit!
Text: And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them. For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel; Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee. But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted. Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads. As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. (Ezekiel 3:4-9)
Tweet: No one is more hardheaded than a prophet, whose hardheadedness is divinely given and humanly unsurpassed.
Text: And said, O Lord God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee? (2 Chronicles 20:6)
Tweet: Heaven’s throne is occupied by One who never wrings His hands nor twiddles His thumbs.
Text: And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious. (Ezekiel 2:6-7)
Tweet: When it comes to God’s prophet, words can’t hurt him, looks can’t kill him, and insolence can’t silence him.
Text: He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me. (John 14:21,23-24)
Tweet: It’s one thing to hold a Bible publicly at a church or to read it out loud in public, but another thing altogether to believe and obey it. If the Bible was not just a political prop being used by our politicians to improve their poll numbers, but was their actual spiritual authority—the standard by which they judged their own beliefs and behavior, as well as the beliefs and behavior of others—our republic wouldn’t be in its present peril. As Jesus taught, it is those who obey His word who truly love Him, not those who flaunt it publicly and flout it personally.