All of God’s children will face persecution in their lives. We should never allow our critics to find weakness in our faith. We need to invite those who are skeptical about the Lord’s kingdom to come and see it for themselves. We must not accept rumors on face value. And some of the Bible’s strong statements are actually understatements.
Solomon strayed from the Lord when he began to gather numerous wives to himself from foreign countries. Many of his wives worshiped idols and they turned his heart away from God and into the same idolatry. We must have a love of God that motivates us to keep His commandments. We must never let anyone or anything become more important … Read More
Our influence may continue long after we’ve lost contact with a person. Children are shaped by the influences they take in during their early years. A good child may be found in a wicked family. Our handicaps can sometimes help us serve God. We should not pretend to be someone we are not. We must be careful not to turn … Read More
We can learn a number of lessons from 1 Kings. For instance fathers should never forget their ability to exhort their sons to faithfulness. We must deal interact with each person differently depending on their personalities. All people are fated to die someday. We cannot overcome our failures if we continually dwell upon them. And respect for our parents does … Read More
It’s good and pleasant when brethren dwell together in unity. We never need to try to outdo the wickedness of another. We must keep our conscience soft but we must not continue to anguish over sins after God has forgiven them. The promises God made in the Bible are absolute and He still demands obedience. We would be foolish to … Read More
We must be very careful not to let anyone ascribe glory to us which should be given to God. Miracles do not occur today because they no longer have any purpose. We do not need to see miracles to believe in God because He has left us ample evidence of His existence. And we need to recognize that false teachers … Read More