The word BUT is defined and used to introduce something contrasting with what has already been mentioned. In this Blog I enjoy discovering how God uses the word BUT to clarify and set us straight. My hope is that you will read the passage and consider the thoughts added and then add you own thoughts or challenges.
People may be right in their own eyes, BUT the Lord examines their heart.
I know I should be really spiritual right now and tell us to examine our own hearts to make sure they are right. BUT today when I read this I thought about people who make me crazy because they think they are always right and I thought it don't matter what they think God knows what's going on!
BUT the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.
When you are seeking wisdom- check it against this verse. If it is not all of these it just might not be heavenly wisdom- BUT our own selfish desires being manipulated into "wisdom"
Anxiety weighs down the heart, BUT a kind word cheers it up.
Such a simple truth that if we could live it out could save lives. In our world where it seems suicide is happening more often this verse could be the game changer! Say something kind to someone today you never know what they are going though.
BUT you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
These were Jesus' last words before He ascended in to heaven. This was His last chance to make a difference- What would your last words be? He didn't say I love you or be Good. His actions spoke that during His life. He told us to make a difference with the life we have. This is one reason that I continue to post these verses as my way of witnessing.