The Good Word

Spread the Good Word: 1 Chronicles 29:13

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 16 November 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 60

Spread the Good Word: 1 Chronicles 29:13

Have you ever thanked someone from The Church for something? Many times, instead of saying, "You're welcome" or "My pleasure," the person says, "Thank God." That's because we sometimes can't in good conscience accept thanks when we know we are not the ones who did the real work or inspired the work in the first place — it was God. We then direct the person's gratitude to one who is worthy of it.

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 69:30

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 09 November 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 158

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 69:30

Today, let's thank God for the gift of music! Praising God with a song is one of the most joyful ways to express our thanks. Whether we sing with all the breath our lungs can hold or we hum quietly to ourselves, whether we approach it with laughter or solemnity, whether we possess great skill or none at all, music can often express what our mouths otherwise would not or could not utter.

Spread the Good Word: Omni 1:26

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 02 November 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 196

Spread the Good Word: Omni 1:26

Today's Good Word reminds us of what God requires of us when we come to Him — our whole soul. The scriptures are clear about half-hearted, hypocritical religion, and it's not pretty. God wants it all, not just a part. He wants to be the center sun, not an orbiting star.

Enduring to the end (a phrase also invoked in today's Good Word) is often the process whereby we gradually give more and more of ourselves over to God. It's an exercise in continually submitting to God's authority again and again. Thankfully, He is merciful and patient with us as we figure out just how much of us He really wants!

Spread the Good Word: Mosiah 3:19

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 26 October 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 164

Spread the Good Word: Mosiah 3:19

In our culture, we love the word "natural." Put that on any packaged good, and go with some type of green color scheme, and people like me will buy it. (Sister Michelle here.)

We want things "created by nature" not humans, and we Christians often equate that with "created by God." So, natural is good.

Originally, it was good. Remember all the things that God called "good" while He was creating the world? He even called humans "very good." So…what happened? Today's Good word says that the natural man is an enemy to God. How did "natural" all of a sudden become sinful?

Spread the Good Word: Helaman 5:12

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 19 October 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 233

Spread the Good Word: Helaman 5:12

Today's Good Word makes us ask the question, "What's your foundation made of?"

This verse tell us that the foundation of life should be the rock of Christ — His salvation and grace, His Word, His commandments, His example.

Spread the Good Word: 2 Nephi 25:26

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 12 October 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 287

Spread the Good Word: 2 Nephi 25:26

Today's Good Word reminds us of how Christ should be central to our lives.

When we get together with others, do we talk about the Lord? Does He come into play during casual discussions — or even when we're grappling with weightier matters? Or does His name never quite make it out of our mouth?

What are we rejoicing over most in life? Is it Jesus, or something else? Are we experiencing deep joy, or are we satisfied with passing happiness?

Spread the Good Word: James 4:7

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 05 October 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 273

Spread the Good Word: James 4:7

Today is our final Good Word Friday from the book of James. In chapter four, James gives us an important key to spiritual growth and maturity. In order to grow in God, we must submit ourselves to Him and resist the devil. 

Spread the Good Word: James 3:17

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 28 September 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 236

Spread the Good Word: James 3:17

Today's Good Word is from the third chapter of James, and it describes God's holy wisdom.

We sometimes think that in order to be wise we have to also become somewhat jaded and hardened to life's dark side. But this verse reminds us that God's wisdom is pure, peaceful, gentle, submissive, merciful, and fruitful. It's a budding branch, not a withered vine. 

Spread the Good Word: James 2:10

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 21 September 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 225

Spread the Good Word: James 2:10

Today, we're continuing with our scriptures from the book of James. This one basically tells us that if we keep almost the whole law, except one little part of it, then we're guilty of it all. 

That doesn't seem fair, does it?

Spread the Good Word: James 1:8

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 14 September 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 521

Spread the Good Word: James 1:8

In the coming weeks on Good Word Friday, we're going to feature four scriptures from each of the books of James. Today, we plucked this one from the first chapter, and it reminds us of the consequences that come with being double minded.

What does it mean to be double minded? Merriam-Webster says that it means "wavering in mind, undecided, vacillating." 

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 25_28

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 07 September 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 522

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 25_28

Today's Good Word is another great memory verse from the book of Proverbs! (Not a bad one for that unruly and rambunctious Sunday school class, huh? Kidding!)

This verse makes a great word picture. First, it introduces the subject of the simile: a person who has no rule over his own spirit. What does that mean?

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 21:13

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 31 August 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 582

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 21:13

Today's Good Word from the book of Proverbs supports charitable giving to the poor. (It makes a great memory verse!)

As Christians, we have a responsibility to see to the needs of the poor in our communities and around the world. Some branches of the church have clothing and food giveaways for locals in need. Many of you out there support the good work of shelters, food banks, and international relief organizations.  

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 18:10

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 24 August 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 552

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 18:10

Today's Good Word from Proverbs tells us that the Lord's name is a strong tower where we can run and be safe. 

That sounds great. But what does it really mean?

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 13:11

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 17 August 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 246

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 13:11

Today's Good Word is another pearl of wisdom from Proverbs. 

What is wealth gotten by vanity?

Well, as followers of Christ, we believe that we earn a living by doing honest work. If we try to obtain wealth by any other means, then that's probably vanity. Any kind of get-rich-quick scheme constitutes vanity, as well as any type of dishonest work.

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 1:7

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 10 August 2018. Posted in The Good Word Hits 2078

Spread the Good Word: Proverbs 1:7

Over the next few weeks, we're going to focus our Good Word Fridays on the book of Proverbs. If you want words to live by, then Proverbs is a great place to go looking. 

So, we're starting with a simple verse from the first chapter. Have you noticed that the phrase "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge/wisdom" is repeated again and again in Proverbs? Must be important to keep showing up like that.

What do these words mean?

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