Posts from January 2021
Imagine if in the old testament they had constructed an idol in the middle of the temple. What an offense that would have been to God. However, as Christians we do that very thing when we maintain idols of the heart. Is God on the throne of our hearts affections or something else? The answer determines who or what we are really serving because you cannot serve both at the same time.
Millions of dollars have been paid for famous pieces of artwork. In 2017 someone paid $450.3 million for a painting called Salvator Mundi, which is a Latin phrase meaning Saviour of the world. It is one of Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings depicting Jesus Christ. I am sure in putting a value on the painting the buyer put much stock into the fact that it was a “da Vinci.” Since the Christian is a masterpiece created by God, what must we be worth? I suppose the answer lies in the nail pierced hands of the purchaser that shed His blood to pay the price to purchase you.
The word hope means expectation, confidence, or faith. Apparently, the believers at Thessalonica were not settled on their understanding of the bodily resurrection of the believer, thus they had the same type of grief over the death of a Christian as unbelievers. So the apostle Paul under inspiration of the Holy Ghost wrote to them affirming without a doubt that when a Christian dies the grave is not the end of the road for them or their body.
“Soli Deo gloria” “To God alone be the glory”. A very sobering statement yet many today completely disregard this as they attempt to take the credit for answered prayer, souls saved, successful ministries, careers, knowledge, insight etc.
In our current political climate, it’s easy to get caught up in all the conspiracy theories, tying them to so-called “prophecies”. It’s imperative that Christians employ discernment, insight and wisdom from above as many are turning away from the truth and turning towards fables
Romans Chapter 7 reveals to us an issue that not only Paul dealt with but we as well. It was well known that Paul had an eye problem, but in this passage we see that he also had an “I” problem.
A good friend would often quote this verse when we would be talking about the troubles of life. He would simply say, “The Bible says, men ought always to pray, and not to faint”.
Two things are true. First, there is no more miserable a creature than a man carrying the guilt of sin. Second, there is also no more happy of a creature than a man that knows his sin has been forgiven.
Comfort is a need of every human. God is the only one that can provide true comfort to the souls of men. We can get comfort from God’s Promises, His Spirit, and His People. I am thankful that God is a Father full of compassion.
Light, without it there would be no life. There are many benefits that light provides.