Sunday, October 28, 2012

Handle With Care


Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, 
a worker who does not need to be ashamed, 
rightly dividing the Word of truth. 
- 2 Timothy 2:15 - 

Many have tried to mishandle the message of the Bible. They make it support what they believe is true instead of allowing God to speak His true message to them.

Some have used the Bible to defend one side of an issue. Others have used it to attack the same issue. They both quote from the Scriptures to support their views. They cannot both be right.

It is important for us to say exactly what the Scriptures say. We are not to mishandle the Word, nor are we to misrepresent it.

Paul challenged Timothy, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15).

Let us accurately interpret God’s Word.

Let us represent God’s Word in ways that genuinely reflect God’s heart.

Handle the Word with care.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Our Heavenly Father


This, then, is how you should pray: "Our Father in heaven..."
- Matthew 6:9 -

This is how we must pray: we are to direct our prayer to God the Father.

Since He is our God, we are to worship Him, and Him alone. We are to submit to all His teachings. We are to serve Him all our lives. And we are to hallow His Name. We are to seek His Kingdom and build His Church. We are to wait patiently for the Coming of His beloved Son while doing all His bidding.

Since God is our Father, we are to honor Him and and respect Him. We are to hold Him in the highest esteem. We are to fear Him. We are to bring glory to Him. We are to call on Him and be intimate with Him to hear and listen what He is saying and be obedient to it. 

Since God is in Heaven, He is all powerful. He is all seeing. He is all knowing. He is sovereign and in full control over everything that happens. His will will be done. His Kingdom will be established in its fullness.

Thank God for being our Heavenly Father.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Contentment


I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content. 
- Philippians 4:11 - 

At the time of this writing, Paul was in jail in Rome. 

Charged with sedition, treason, and other crimes, he had appealed to the highest court: Caesar himself. 

He had to wait for his case to be heard. 

Paul had the right to be impatient and unhappy. 

But he told the Philippians that he had learned to be content. 

He had learned to accept whatever came his way. 

When we are faced with pains and difficulties, let us learn to trust God and be content. 

Whatever comes our way is God’s choice! 

Let us accept and rejoice in all He send.