Love is one of the utmost themes recorded in the Word of God. Christ has commanded us to love each other in the same manner that He has loved us according to (John 15:12). God is in fact the source of love; in other words, He’s love by nature (1 John 4:8). Furthermore, He has shared with us that remarkable love through His only begotten Son Christ Jesus. And He demands us to share that same type of love which is flowing through us to others, so that they may see that we are of Him and know Him.
(Joshua 24:15) can be classified as one of the most decisive and powerful verses in the Word of God regarding whom we’re to choose to serve. It’s a choice that we must make ourselves; and there’s no middle ground either. First of all, we’re made by God Almighty to serve Him alone by committing our lives fully to Him along with His causes. Unfortunately, sin has made its way into the world as a result of men’s disobedience. This has tremendously impacted the whole serving process by producing various types of confusions and erroneous beliefs in people’s lives.
God is the source of all truth, purity, holiness, and perfection. So His Word is a direct reflection of whom He is along with how He operates. The Word is the very means through which God reveals Himself, and His ways to mankind. The Word is what gives us some clear insights regarding what’s happening in the unseen world. And it tells us in great details how the world we’re living in came into being by the Word that came out of His mouth. The Word encompasses the visible world, the invisible world, and eternity. So we’re connected to God who dwells in the unseen realm on the basis of the truth found in His Word. His Word is also the very substance that holds every aspect of our lives steady. Continue reading
When thinking deeply on this powerful verse, it plainly highlights the fact that the Christian life we’re to live is not ours but Christ’s. It’s a type of life which foundation is rested entirely on the person of Christ having His ways in us. Even if that God has promised us in His infallible Word that He’ll never leave us no forsake us (Hebrews 13:6); however, He’s never made us any promise that things would go well for us all the time. Besides, He has let us to go through tough times for a specific reason. There’s no shadow of a doubt that these bad circumstances won’t always make any sense to us as we’re going through them, but one day they’ll all make perfect sense. Continue reading
As Christians, one major aspect of our walk with the Lord is marked with the fact that we find ourselves in an ongoing conflict with the devil, sin, this evil world system, as well as our own carnal nature. With this in mind, temptation is really something that we have to be extremely cautious about because it ultimately leads people to sin.
It’s imperative for married couples to stay on high alert concerning the fact that they’re fighting against a very powerful, deceptive, and destructive enemy. The bible warns us in (Ephesians 6:12) that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
One of the Scripture verses that’s quoted frequently in bible teachings in reference to God’s plans and purposes for those who’ve committed their lives to Him is (Jeremiah 29:11). This verse was found in a letter prophet Jeremiah had sent from Jerusalem to the surviving elders among the exiles and to the priests, along with the prophets and all the other people king Nebuchadnezzar had carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. It’s the very part of that particular letter that stands out the most. This took place years after the Babylonians had plundered the entire city of Jerusalem.
As humans, we have certain feelings that are very hard to get them under control since they are part of ourselves. At the same time, the Christian life we have to live cannot be lived in a victorious, peaceful, joyful, and fulfilling manner without bringing them under subjection. Keep in mind, the Christian life is based on principles rather than human feelings. So it’s a matter of us coming away from our human ways, efforts, wisdom, and understanding by laying a hold on something that can help us overcome our human weaknesses. That’s exactly where we have to be willing to go beyond the very obstacles that are hindering us to live the kind of life that God wants us to live by relying on Him.
The book of Habakkuk is known as one of the shortest books found in the entire Word of God. This book contains only 3 chapters. That book is also classified as an oracle by the prophet Habakkuk which was written somewhere between 610 and 605 B.C. What is quite captivating about that book is the prophet’s complaints against God concerning the reason as to why He was allowing His own people to endure intense sufferings from their own enemies.
In (Romans 12:12) Apostle Paul has given a brief summary of what the Christian walk is all about. It’s important for us to realize that Christ’s death and resurrection possess two critical aspects. The first aspect deals with the current life we have, and the second one has to do with the next life that we’ll inherit from Him when we finally make it to the other side.