We need to pray to God when we are afflicted but we must not forget to also pray to Him frequently in thanksgiving. We have to realize that everything we have is a gift from the Lord so we have no reason to let pride develop in our hearts. We must be very careful not to allow pride to lead …
We need to be so honest that no one has to check up on us but we should not be offended if someone does. We need to recognize what a precious treasure we have in the word of God. We have to take God’s word seriously and personally. And we need to request the prayers of our brethren when we …
Meddling in others’ matters may have undesired results. We need to be peacemakers rather than troublemakers. We have to learn to take care of our own business rather than intruding in other people’s lives.
Men and women have different roles to fill. Women can be very involved in the work of the church including teaching Bible classes. But they have not been given the authority to preach to men in the church. We also need to remember that God pays attention to tender hearts humble attitudes penitent minds and tearful eyes.
God can use the ungodly to accomplish His purposes. There are times when the Lord will not be persuaded to change His decision. When we depart from God’s way it always brings problems and they are sometimes long-lasting. Sin is always the wrong course although it often looks appealing at first.
We must not be negligent in our service to the Lord. It should be our greatest priority. We need to be willing to sacrifice of our time and our money for His service. And we always have to remember the purpose of our gatherings – to worship and praise God.
God has a place for young people in His kingdom. There is work for every member of the church to do at any age. Young people need to demonstrate spiritual maturity and older people need to respect them when they do so. And we should all aspire to be doers of the word.
Christians must promise to walk after the Lord. We don’t need to have the greatest abilities in the church to be able to serve God. We can all do something for the benefit of His kingdom. And we must never compromise the word of God even if defending it will make us unpopular.
We need to pray for God to lead us away from temptation. We must learn from the times when our faith is tested. We have to honor and practice the word of God in our homes. We must submit to His commands without argument. And we need to contemplate our options before we take action.
It’s always good to ask other Christians to pray for us but we must also have faith in God to answer our individual prayers. God reigns over all the kingdoms of the earth and He is the greatest Defender we could ever hope for.