We cannot understand our present troubles until we trust in God and give our concerns up to God. Then we need to trust in God’s timetable and be ready to accept what He sends our way. If a person has made bad choices or been the victim of crime, there may indeed be consequences that may change their current circumstances permanently. Still we need to trust. Don’t abandon the ship before God gives a solution.
I believe this short chapter in the Old Testament is loaded with meaning we can use today. This scripture ties these three elements together into a package we can all relate to.
Charity can be equated to agape’ love. This kind of love is aid and comfort given to someone without qualification. Churches often fall short of this because as individuals they expect to receive appreciation. But that would be qualifying the nature of the recipient.
Jesus prayed that the disciples would build the church after Jesus was resurrected. Now He prays for us as the results of their evangelism and the generations of believers through the ages.
Satan’s lies always try to get us to think we’re in charge and don’t need the One who created us. Notice Adam, who walked with God, sat passively by even though he had also known they shouldn’t eat the forbidden fruit.
The beloved son is Jesus. But who is he? The son of Joseph and Mary? A wise man or a prophet? An advocate for change, for social justice, a man who died before his ministry was finished? A man who is dead? And a man who is outdated?
Studying the Bible is not what most men do. But what they don’t realize is what a treasure they have at their fingertips. I’ve heard it said that “everything that’s needed in the Bible is in the Bible”. I’ve also heard it said that the best commentary of the Bible is the Bible.
I have a question to ask that I often ask myself. What good is our faith —————————————————– to others? Right now, because of COVID-19, we’re asked to follow social distancing guidelines. We spend more time in our homes where our good and bad traits are amplified. Now we […]