Some trees remain green during the winter.
“Brothers, as an example of patience in affliction, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 See how blessed we consider those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen the outcome from the Lord. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.”
James 5:10-11 BSB
“Rescue those being led away to death,
and restrain those stumbling toward the slaughter.
12 If you say, “Behold, we did not know about this,”
does not He who weighs hearts consider it?
Does not the One who guards your life know?
Will He not repay a man according to his deeds?”
Proverbs 24:11-12 BSB
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Enter the narrow gate while there is time. You don’t want to be around for this.
“The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.”
Revelation 8:12 NIV
This tiny creature is known as a symbol of perseverance. It flaps its wings to infinity.
“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
1 Timothy 6:12 NIV
When life seems to be at a standstill, God put you there for a reason. It’s only for a season.
“And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You.”
Psalm 39:7 NASB
If we dread traffic violation penalties, how much more the spiritual?
“See that no one deceives you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.”
Ephesians 5:6 NASB
“Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all!”
2 Thessalonians 3:16 NASB
Light is to life; Darkness is to death.
“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. 19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.”
Proverbs 4:18-19 KJV
Someone out there wants to put this little bird in a cage.
“But my eyes are upon You, O God the Lord;
In You I take refuge;
Do not leave my soul destitute.
9 Keep me from the snares they have laid for me,
And from the traps of the workers of iniquity.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
While I escape safely.”
Psalm 141:8-10 NKJV
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
James 1:17 NIV