Posts from April 2021
THE FRAILTY OF LIFE
I need to be reminded of the brevity of my life and how frail I really am. I need to live for the glory of God and eternity.
God warns me that just as physical food nourishes the body, God’s Word gives me strength for life. My body can not function properly without physical food, and I cannot function properly without reading God’s Word.
PUT FEAR IN ITS PLACE
Today, people are paralyzed with fear. People are afraid of the future, disease, and death. God tells us not to be afraid of anything that can kill the body, but to only fear God who can destroy the body and soul.
HANDLING BAD NEWS
Breaking News….…Stock Market drops 1234 points, millions wiped out…I’ve just received the news from the doctor….it’s cancer and it’s terminal…….I’ve been meaning to tell you, I want a divorce…….Sir, your son was in an accident today……..Mom, I can’t talk very loud, there’s an active shooter in our school…….Honey, I just backed the car into our neighbors car. And so it goes! Life is fraught with bad news and if it isn’t bad news then it’s fake! What we need is a hefty dose of Good News!
God knows our hearts. Our words and actions come from our hearts. A person who has a wicked heart will not prosper before God or man.
GO TO THE OFFENDER
As Christians, when we have been offended, God has commanded us to go to the offending person alone, and tell him or her how he or she has offended us. We sin when we talk to others about how we have been hurt instead of going to the person that hurt us. When we tell others how we have been hurt, instead of going to the offending person, we are not seeking reconciliation but revenge.
THE FOOLISHNESS OF GOD IS WISER THAN MEN
I believe this verse would describes the danger of most secular college campuses in America when it comes to spiritual matters. I remember spending an hour in my college philosophy class discussing “How do you know a tree is a tree?” What a waste of time; and money for that matter.
Wow! What more would we need to motivate us as we come before the Lord on His day to worship Him? He is worthy of our praise! As we congregate this Sunday, let’s prepare our hearts to offer a hearty praise to our mighty God and Savior for He is worthy, He is worthy!
EXPOUNDING GOD’S WORD
This is precisely the duty of a teacher of God’s Holy Word. Notice how they read “distinctly” or faithfully, word by word, gave the “sense” or insight and caused them to “understand” or to know in the mind. Once a teacher is able to properly expound the Word to those under his tutelage, one result will be joy! It’s only through a proper study of God’s Word that we can have a proper understanding of its Author and as we grow in our knowledge of God we can’t help but to rejoice and that is our strength!
REFLECTING HIS GLORY
I seem to remember, albeit vaguely, an old commercial that had dogs and their owners on it and how much they resembled each other. I sure can’t recall what they were actually advertising but it was intriguing for sure. I’ve owned many dogs through the years and I’m pretty sure there’s one that I didn’t resemble at all, my Pug! As blood bought children of God, I wonder how much we resemble our Master? Not in the physical sense but in all other ways. After spending time with others, would they be able to identify us as children of the Master? Do we reflect His glory? Or have we become so contaminated with the elements of this world that we no longer shine?