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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.
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.
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.
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.
God commands me to humble myself before Him and He will exalt me in His time. It is natural for me to lift self up and to put self first. God commands me to decrease and to allow God to increase in my life.
Moses had some doubts that God could feed the children of Israel. God was telling Moses that He was all-powerful and could do whatever He desired to do. No matter what problem I face, it is a sin for me to worry or fear because God is far greater than any problem.
God hears and hates all complaining. Every complaint a Christian utters is against God because God is in control of all things. God sent fire to destroy the people of Israel who complained and were on the outskirts of the camp. All complaining is a serious sin for which God will hold us accountable.
God commands Christians to love and put others ahead of their own plans and desires. We cannot obey this command unless we are filled with the Holy Spirit. Life only works when we live our lives God’s way.
It is amazing that God is love. God loves me because He is love not because I have done anything to deserve His love. I am able to show love to all people because God is love and He lives in me.