Therefore you have no excuse whoever you are, when you judge others; for in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things.
May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus.
Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we might walk in newness of life.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on things of the flesh, but those living according to the Spirit, set their minds on things according to the Spirit.
Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ through whom we have obtained to the grace we stand, and we boast in our hope in sharing the glory of God.
No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. Therefore his faith ‘was reckoned to him as righteousness.”
Word and Image
offers two parts of my morning ritual, scripture and visual art. I make no
attempt to related the two (as I do in my daily quote and blog entries) and
yet, sometimes that will happen, for as we know God works in mysterious ways.