Quotable Quotes: The Message

Not only that—count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable.” (Matt 5.11)

Your heart can be corrupted by lust even quicker than your body. Those leering looks you think nobody notices—they also corrupt. (Matt 5.28)

You have to choose to live one-eyed or else be dumped on a moral trash pile. (Matt 5.29)

That convinced them. They called the apostles back in. After giving them a thorough whipping, they warned them not to speak in Jesus’ name and sent them off. The apostles went out of the High Council overjoyed because they had been given the honor of being dishonored on account of the Name.” (Acts 5:40–41, The Message) – The honor of being dishonored on account of the Name. I like that.

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