LOOKING UP or Looking Down? “[LOOKING FOR THAT BLESSED HOPE, AND THE GLORIOUS APPEARING OF THE GREAT GOD AND OUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST]” (Titus 2:13).

Unfortunately, untold numbers of people are too busy Looking Down at content on smart devices passing the time in this world!

The Apostle Paul said: “[SET YOUR AFFECTION ON THINGS ABOVE], not on things on the earth. When Christ, who is our [LIFE], shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory” (Colossians 3:4).

“[FOR THE PREACHING OF THE CROSS] is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are [SAVED] it is the [POWER OF GOD]. For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to [SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE]” (1 Corinthians 1:19, 21).

“[FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON], that [WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD] not perish, but [HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE]” (John 3:16).

“[FOR GOD SENT] not [HIS SON INTO THE WORLD] to condemn the world; but [THAT THE WORLD THROUGH HIM MIGHT BE SAVED]” (John 3:17).

“[HE THAT BELIEVETH ON THE SON HATH EVERLASTING LIFE]: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36).

The disciple John also said: “LOVE NOT THE WORLD, NEITHER THE THINGS THAT ARE IN THE WORLD” (1 John 2:15). “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God” (1 Corinthians 3:19).

“And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that [DOETH THE WILL OF GOD ABIDETH FOREVER]” (1 John 2:17).

ESPECIALLY IN THIS PRESENT TIME, we are to be watchful in all things to keep at the forefront of our daily lives the LOVE OF THE WORD OF GOD and NOT the love of this world (Luke 4:4).

“[HEAR INSTRUCTION, AND BE WISE], and refuse it not” (Proverbs 8:33).

“[ALL SCRIPTURE] is given by [INSPIRATION OF GOD], and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in [RIGHTEOUSNESS]” (2 Timothy 3:16).

“Knowing this first, that [NO PROPHECY OF THE SCRIPTURE IS OF ANY PRIVATE INTERPRETATION]. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (2 Peter 1:19–21).

“Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read” (Isaiah 34:16).

Our Lord Jesus says: “[BLESSED ARE THEY THAT HEAR THE WORD] of God, and keep it” (Luke 11:28). “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: [THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU, THEY ARE SPIRIT, AND THEY ARE LIFE]” (John 6:63).

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that [HEARETH MY WORD], and [BELIEVETH] on him that sent me, hath [EVERLASTING LIFE], and shall not come into condemnation; but is [PASSED FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE]” (John 5:24).

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall [NEVER SEE DEATH]” (John 8:51).

“[HE THAT REJECTETH ME, AND RECEIVETH NOT MY WORDS], hath one that judgeth him: [THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN, THE SAME SHALL JUDGE HIM IN THE LAST DAY]” (John 12:48).

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but [MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY]” (Matthew 24:35).

“[BEHOLD, I COME AS A THIEF]. [BLESSED IS HE THAT WATCHETH], and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame” (Revelation 16:15).

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that [OVERCOMETH SHALL NOT BE HURT OF THE SECOND DEATH]” (Revelation 2:11).

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that [OVERCOMETH] will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the [PARADISE OF GOD]” (Revelation 2:7).

“[I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD; AND, BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE], Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).

“He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Revelation 22:20-21).

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