ABC’s for Life
ABC’s for Life
On this, the first day of school for many schools in the United States, I thought I’d share these ABC’s that I discovered in Daily Guideposts, by Evelyn Bence:
A. Awake, awake; put on they strength.
Awake, awake, O Zion, clothe yourself with strength. Put on your garments of splendor, O Jerusalem, the holy city. The uncircumcised and defiled will not enter you again. ~Isaiah 52:1
B. Be ye kind.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. ~Ephesians 4:32
C. Create in me a clean heart, O God.
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. ~Psalms 51:10
D. Do all to the glory of God.
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. ~I Corinthians 10:31
E. Every perfect gift is from above.
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
F. Fear not, for I am with thee.
Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. ~Isaiah 43:5
G. Give us this day our daily bread.
Give us today our daily bread. ~Matthew 6:11
H. Hear my prayer, O God.
Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth. ~Psalms 54:2
I. In the beginning, God created…
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. ~Genesis 1:1
J. Jesus Himself drew near…
As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; ~Luke 24:15
K. Keep thy tongue from evil.
keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies. ~Psalms 34:13
L. Let us love one another.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. ~1 John 4:7
M. Mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. ~Psalm 23:6
N. Now is the day of salvation.
For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you. I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. ~II Corinthians 6:2
O. O sing unto the Lord a new song.
Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. ~Psalms 98:1
P. Pray without ceasing.
pray continually; ~I Thessalonians 5:17
Q. Quicken me, O Lord.
For your name’s sake, O LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble. ~Psalm 143:11
R. Rejoice in the Lord your God.
Be glad, O people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains in righteousness. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before. ~Joel 2:23
S. Seek ye first the kingdom of God.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. ~Matthew 6:33
T. Trust in the Lord.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; ~Proverbs 3:5
U. Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks.
We give thanks to you, O God, we give thanks, for your Name is near; men tell of your wonderful deeds. ~Psalms 75:1
V. The very hairs on your head are all numbered.
And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. ~Matthew 10:30
W. We are laborers together with God.
For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building. ~I Corinthians 3:9
X. Exercise thyself unto godliness.
Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. ~I Timothy 4:7
Y. Yield yourselves unto the Lord.
Do not be stiff-necked, as your fathers were; submit to the LORD. Come to the sanctuary, which he has consecrated forever. Serve the LORD your God, so that his fierce anger will turn away from you. ~II Chronicles 30:8
Z. Zion heard and was glad.
Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, O LORD. ~Psalms 97:8
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