2018-02-23 09:00:10


Compromise any situation people except something that is slightly different from what they really want. Wavering between two opinions. A lowering of standards.

Prov 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death. AMP

1 Kings 18:21 Elijah came near to all the people and said, How long will you halt and limp between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him! But if Baal, then follow him. And the people did not answer him a word. AMP


1 Kings 18:21 Elijah challenged the people: "How long are you going to sit on the fence? If God is the real God, follow him; if it's Baal, follow him. Make up your minds!" Nobody said a word; nobody made a move. MSG

1 Kings 18:22 Then Elijah said, "I'm the only prophet of God left in Israel; and there are four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal.

23 Let the Baal prophets bring up two oxen; let them pick one, butcher it, and lay it out on an altar on firewood but don't ignite it. I'll take the other ox, cut it up, and lay it on the wood. But neither will I light the fire.

24 Then you pray to your gods and I'll pray to God. The god who answers with fire will prove to be, in fact, God." All the people agreed: "A good plan do it!"

25 Elijah told the Baal prophets, "Choose your ox and prepare it. You go first, you're the majority. Then pray to your god, but don't light the fire."

26 So they took the ox he had given them, prepared it for the altar, then prayed to Baal. They prayed all morning long, "O Baal, answer us!" But nothing happened not so much as a whisper of breeze. Desperate, they jumped and stomped on the altar they had made.

27 By noon, Elijah had started making fun of them, taunting, "Call a little louder he is a god, after all. Maybe he's off meditating somewhere or other, or maybe he's gotten involved in a project, or maybe he's on vacation. You don't suppose he's overslept, do you, and needs to be waked up?"

28 They prayed louder and louder, cutting themselves with swords and knives a ritual common to them until they were covered with blood.

29 This went on until well past noon. They used every religious trick and strategy they knew to make something happen on the altar, but nothing happened not so much as a whisper, not a flicker of response.

30 Then Elijah told the people, "Enough of that it's my turn. Gather around." And they gathered. He then put the altar back together for by now it was in ruins.

2 Cor 6:17 So leave the corruption and compromise; leave it for good," says God. "Don't link up with those who will pollute you. I want you all for myself.

18 I'll be a Father to you; you'll be sons and daughters to me." The Word of the Master, God. MSG


2 Corinthians 6:17 For this reason, Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch nothing that is unclean, and I will embrace you.[a]

19 I will be a true Father to you, and you will be my beloved sons and daughters, says the Lord Yahweh Almighty. Passion

Heb 11:4 [Prompted, actuated] by faith Abel brought God a better and more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, because of which it was testified of him that he was righteous [that he was upright and in right standing with God], and God bore witness by accepting and acknowledging his gifts. And though he died, yet [through the incident] he is still speaking.

5 Because of faith Enoch was caught up and transferred to heaven, so that he did not have a glimpse of death; and he was not found, because God had translated him. For even before he was taken to heaven, he received testimony [still on record] that he had pleased and been satisfactory to God.

6 But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].

7 [Prompted] by faith Noah, being forewarned by God concerning events of which as yet there was no visible sign, took heed and diligently and reverently constructed and prepared an ark for the deliverance of his own family. By this [his faith which relied on God] he passed judgment and sentence on the world's unbelief and became an heir and possessor of righteousness (that relation of being right into which God puts the person who has faith).

8 [Urged on] by faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed and went forth to a place which he was destined to receive as an inheritance; and he went, although he did not know or trouble his mind about where he was to go.

9 [Prompted] by faith he dwelt as a temporary resident in the land which was designated in the promise [of God, though he was like a stranger] in a strange country, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs with him of the same promise.

10 For he was [waiting expectantly and confidently] looking forward to the city which has fixed and firm foundations, whose Architect and Builder is God. AMP

Ps 27:14 Stay with God! Take heart. Don't quit. I'll say it again: Stay with God. MSG ↕↕↕

Ps 27:14 Heres what Ive learned through it all: Dont give up; dont be impatient;

be entwined as one with the Lord.[a]Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waitingfor he will never disappoint you! Passion

Ps 22:26 Down-and-outers sit at God's table and eat their fill. Everyone on the hunt for God is here, praising him. "Live it up, from head to toe. Don't ever quit!" MSG

Ps 37:27 Turn your back on evil, work for the good and don't quit. MSG

Ps 145:14 God gives a hand to those down on their luck, gives a fresh start to those ready to quit. MSG


Ps 145:14 Weak and feeble ones you will sustain. Those bent over with burdens of shame you will lift up. Passion

Isa 26:3 People with their minds set on you, you keep completely whole, Steady on their feet, because they keep at it and don't quit. MSG

Matt 10:21 "When people realize it is the living God you are presenting and not some idol that makes them feel good, they are going to turn on you, even people in your own family.

22 There is a great irony here: proclaiming so much love, experiencing so much hate! But don't quit. Don't cave in. It is all well worth it in the end. MSG

Jer 31:3 met God out looking for them!" God told them, "I've never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love, and more love! MSG

Mt 10:38 And whoever comes to me must follow in my steps and be willing to share my cross and experience it as his own, or he cannot be considered to be my disciple.

39All who seek to live apart from me[a] will lose it all. But those who let go of their lives for my sake and surrender it all to me will discover true life! Passion

Acts 14:21 After proclaiming the Message in Derbe and establishing a strong core of disciples, they retraced their steps to Lystra, then Iconium, and then Antioch,

22 putting muscle and sinew in the lives of the disciples, urging them to stick with what they had begun to believe and not quit, making it clear to them that it wouldn't be easy: "Anyone signing up for the kingdom of God has to go through plenty of hard times." MSG

John 16:33 I've told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I've conquered the world." MSG


John 16:33 And everything Ive taught you is so that the peace which is in me will be in you and will give you great confidence as you rest in me. For in this unbelieving world you will experience trouble and sorrows, but you must be courageous,[a] for I have conquered the world! Passion

Ps 31:24 Be brave. Be strong. Don't give up. Expect God to get here soon.

Jer 51:46 Don't lose hope. Don't ever give up when the rumors pour in hot and heavy. One year it's this, the next year it's that rumors of violence, rumors of war. MSG

Isa 43:1 But now, GOD's Message, the God who made you in the first place, Jacob, the One who got you started, Israel: "Don't be afraid, I've redeemed you. I've called your name. You're mine.

2 When you're in over your head, I'll be there with you. When you're in rough waters, you will not go down. When you're between a rock and a hard place,

it won't be a dead end

3 Because I am GOD, your personal God, The Holy of Israel, your Savior. I paid a huge price for you: all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in!

4 That's how much you mean to me! That's how much I love you! I'd sell off the whole world to get you back, trade the creation just for you. MSG

Gal 6:9 So let's not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don't give up, or quit. MSG


Gal 6:9 And dont allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest youve planted is coming! Passion

Hos 12:6 What are you waiting for? Return to your God! Commit yourself in love, in justice! Wait for your God, and don't give up on him ever!

1 Tim 4:1 The Spirit makes it clear that as time goes on, some are going to give up on the faith and chase after demonic illusions put forth by professional liars.

2 These liars have lied so well and for so long that they've lost their capacity for truth.

3 They will tell you not to get married. They'll tell you not to eat this or that food perfectly good food God created to be eaten heartily and with thanksgiving by Christians!

4 Everything God created is good, and to be received with thanks. Nothing is to be sneered at and thrown out.

5 God's Word and our prayers make every item in creation holy.

6 You've been raised on the Message of the faith and have followed sound teaching. Now pass on this counsel to the Christians there, and you'll be a good servant of Jesus.

7 Stay clear of silly stories that get dressed up as religion. Exercise daily in God no spiritual flabbiness, please!

8 Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever.

9 You can count on this. Take it to heart.

10 This is why we've thrown ourselves into this venture so totally. We're banking on the living God, Savior of all men and women, especially believers. MSG

2 Tim 2:8 But make Jesus, the Anointed One, your focus in life and ministry. For he came to earth as the descendant of David and rose from the dead, according to the revelation of the gospel that God has given me.

9This is the reason I am persecuted and imprisoned by evildoers,[a] enduring the suffering of these chainsbut the Word of God can never be chained!

10I endure all these hardships for the benefit of the chosen ones[b] in Christ so that they may also discover the overcoming life that is in Jesus Christ, and experience a glory that lasts forever!

11You can trust these words: If we were joined with him in his death, then we are joined with him in his life!

12If we are joined with him in his sufferings,[c] then we will reign together with him in his triumph. But if we disregard him, then he will also disregard us.

13But even if we are faithless, he will still be full of faith, for he never wavers in his faithfulness to us! Passion

Matt 10:32 "Stand up for me against world opinion and I'll stand up for you before my Father in heaven. MSG


Mt 10:32 32If you openly and publicly acknowledge me, I will freely and openly acknowledge you before my heavenly Father. Passion

1 Cor 1:9 God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, shares with us the life of his Son and our Master Jesus. He will never give up on you. Never forget that. MSG


1 Cor 1:9 It felt like we[a] had a death sentence written upon our hearts, and we still feel it to this day. It has taught us to lose all faith in ourselves and to place all of our trust in the God who raises the dead. Passion

Josh 1:5 All your life, no one will be able to hold out against you. In the same way I was with Moses, I'll be with you. I won't give up on you; I won't leave you. MSG

Rev 2:26 "Here's the reward I have for every conqueror, everyone who keeps at it, refusing to give up: You'll rule the nations, MSG