Evil

God did not create evil. Evil is not like faith, or love that exist just as does light and heat. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God’s love present in his heart. It’s like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light. Unknown

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5

purpose

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

character

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think your are. John Wooden

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, Romans 5:3-4

wisdom

To acquire knowledge one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. Marilyn vos Savant

Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge; Proverbs 22:1

transformed

Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” Laird Hamilton

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.     Romans 12:2

think

If you can change your mind, you can change your life.”
― William James

Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts. Proverbs 4:23

forgiveness

Forgiveness is the final form of love.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32

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