Cookie a day: God Commands Us To Be Holy

You are to be holy to Me because I, Yahweh, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be Mine.

 Leviticus 20:26


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We must be holy like God is holy. What does it mean to be holy? Holy is a person who reconstructs their character for that of God’s through immersing themselves in God’s Word. What is God’s character like? God’s character is that He always tells the truth, stays away from sin, never negotiates with the truth, treats everyone regardless of their status equal and with love, does no wrong to anyone only desiring their good. Christians must strive to be holy by behaving more like the Lord and in that way we will live a life that pleases Him.

Cookie a day: Why Does God Allow Christians To Suffer?

19 For it brings favor if, mindful of God’s will, someone endures grief from suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is there if you sin and are punished, and you endure it? But when you do what is good and suffer, if you endure it, this brings favor with God.

21 For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in His steps.

 1 Peter 2:19-21


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Favor in Greek means kindness or a blessing that Jesus will give to those who even though they suffer, they endure it for Him. Our suffering for Jesus clearly shows men and fallen angels that no matter what happens to us we will love Jesus and never let Him go. Sufferings bring us closer to Christ, we learn to trust in His Word much more than before. Without suffering, we will never grow and stay childish. As a child spiritually you cannot do too much for the kingdom of heaven that’s why Jesus allows sufferings so that we can grow and produce much fruit for the glory of God the Father and Jesus Christ. Through our sufferings, Jesus will be the one who carries us through it so let’s take courage.

Bible Review: NIV Faith & Work Bible

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I’m doing a review on the NIV Faith & Work Bible hardcover.


First of all the construction of this Bible is phenomenal. It has a sewn binding with thick pages and the text size is like a 10 point, very easy on the eyes.

It has a centered reference column, headers for easy find (Green color) as well as the chapters. Each Book of the Bible has an introduction that’s  close to a full page in length. Spread out all over the Bible it has
1. A devotional called StoryLine for 31 days, describing a topic on a particular verse like for an example: 1 of 31 (STORYLINE) “Introduction to the Sovereign King” Key verse: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Each StoryLine contains a map.
2. Core Doctrines on different topics.
3. Deeper at work, real stories pertaining to how Christians used their faith while at work.

The color of the font is pretty dark and Jesus’ words are not in red. In the back of the Bible, it has maps and articles on
1. The Gospel and Work
2.Our Need For Theology
3.Finding Our Story In God’s Story.

The only negative thing that I find in this Bible is that the theology expressed under “Core Doctrines” are all Calvinists which some of them are very unBiblical like for an example: They teach that to have faith in Jesus Christ you have to be regenerated first, be saved (the indwelling of the Holy Spirit) then you can have faith in Jesus after you are already saved. Do you see how backwards that is? That doctrine sounds so weird and contradicts Ephesians 2:8-9 which says, 8 For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift— 9 not from works, so that no one can boast.

We are saved by faith in the work (grace) of Christ done on the cross. If you don’t want to be confused on certain doctrines than I wouldn’t recommend this Bible. If you are a follower of John Calvin then this is the Bible for you.

I received a complimentary copy of this Bible for an honest review from BookLookBloggers.com

Cookie a day: We Worship A Resurrected Jesus

 5 But the angel told the women, “Don’t be afraid, because I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here! For He has been resurrected, just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay.

Matthew 28:5-6


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Let’s never forget that when we are going through hard times to always remember that Jesus is with us to sustain us through our difficulties because we don’t worship a dead Jesus but a resurrected and mighty Jesus Christ who is the true Living God. 

Cookie a day: Let’s Be Imitators Of Christ

But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.

 Ruth 1:16


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Either you direct people to God with your lifestyle (imitating Jesus’ character) or make them drift away from God by emulating the world. The way we fashion our character to be more Christ-like is by renewing our minds through God’s Word. Today, let’s start to develop to be more like Jesus so that those around us can see the Lord in us and want to have what we have.