“Lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls.” James 1:21. Meekness is an attitude toward God in which we accept His dealings with us as good, and therefore without disputing or resisting. A humble heart doesn’t fight against God or contend with […]
“Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit.” Philippians 2:3. Sad to say, Christians do sometimes quarrel, but we should seek to “live peaceably” with all (Romans 12:18). When our conflicts are not resolved our Christian witness, so painstakingly built up, can be destroyed. It takes much effort and time to reconcile broken relationships, but it’s […]
“We shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” I John 3:2. For those of us who live into old age, the breakdown of our bodies is inevitable. Memory loss and confusion may occur, but when believers receive their glorified bodies at the resurrection, they will be perfect. Even more important, in […]
“You shall not take vengeance…, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Leviticus 19:18. Instead of returning injury and insult, may we live by Christ-honoring and Spirit-empowered alternatives. Leave final justice in the hands of a just God.
“I was envious of the boastful, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.” Psalm 73:3. Have you ever felt that life is unfair? For those of us who are committed to following the will and ways of Jesus, it’s easy to get frustrated when people who don’t care about Him seem to do well […]