When we receive great blessings we must not forget to thank God for them. We must not become proud if we are blessed with greater fortune than others. We have to recognize that we are all equal in Christ. And we each need to seek to be a blessing to our brethren.
Obeying God is always right even if that means disobeying others. We should live in accordance with the laws of men as closely as we can but not by disobeying the Lord. We have to be careful not to hold onto unreasonable anger which can easily develop into hatred. Wrath can easily cause our downfall. It’s better to be able …
We must be careful not to let pride grow in our hearts. We also need to recognize the devastation caused by alcohol and keep it out of our lives. We should avoid making rash decisions. And wives need to obey their husbands unless they are asked to do disobey God in doing so.
Many women work hard in their local congregations and we should not minimize their service to the Lord. Women can have a profound influence in the church. We need to recognize the value of a Christian wife and we must put forth our most powerful efforts to build up strong families.
We need to lay up our treasures in heaven not on earth. If we have material wealth we should use it to help others. After we have obeyed the Gospel we must not forget to help others receive their salvation. And we need to have tender hearts which can be moved by the troubles of others.
We need to help nurture underprivileged children. We should maintain our relationships with our children even after they have left home. And we need to recognize that adopted children may turn out to be the fairest of them all.
We should constantly speak peace to our brethren. We need to resolve disputes with one another as soon as possible rather than allowing them to fester. And we should not allow bitterness with a brother or sister to reside in our hearts during worship. The kingdom of God is peaceful and it extends peace wherever it goes.
We have a responsibility to deliver the poor and needy from oppression whenever we have an opportunity to do so. The salvation of God’s people is found in God not in any individual member of the church. He rules over all the kingdoms of the earth. And a crisis in the church is an opportunity for growth. We need to …
We should be careful who we use as counselors. Any counsel that goes against any scripture is bad counsel. And we must be careful not to stray gradually into evil.
We need to be careful whom we allow to be our friends. Other people’s examples can have a powerful influence on us and can put our souls in jeopardy. We cannot let anyone else make our decisions for us. We need to be more concerned with pleasing God than with pleasing people. And an unscrupulous and unconcerned government can cause …
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