We may find ourselves setting aside the parts of God’s instructions that we find objectionable. But surely this approach will not work. If God is our Creator, than all of His will must be taken seriously. We are not free to disregard some parts of God’s will.
The invitation of the gospel of Christ is to come to God and receive the forgiveness of our sins. That is a truly wonderful invitation. Jesus said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” The gospel is God’s means of inviting us to find rest in Him.
If we are to make any worthwhile progress, we must deal with our daily decisions straightforwardly. If they seem difficult this morning, they will be more so this afternoon — and by this evening, they may have become practically impossible.
When it comes to God, there is no safe territory between love and hatred. Halfheartedness is simply one form of hatred, and it is the most repulsive as far as God Himself is concerned. For this reason, Jesus wishes to disturb us. “I did not come to bring peace but a sword.”
When we remember the past, as we certainly will, our effort must be to remember it with such an attitude that we are helped in the here and now. God intends for our lives to go forward — and when we’re tempted to go backward, we need to remember Lot’s wife.
How diligently do you pursue the knowledge of God? How high a priority is it to know more of the truth about God today than you knew yesterday? Honestly now, what would you sacrifice to gain an hour’s worth of time to study the Scriptures? Anything of significant value?
When a man carefully considers his ancestors, he learns some important things about himself. But when he contemplates his descendants — the family he will have fathered — he has an even better opportunity to become educated.
A human being is the most powerful force in the natural world, but in the absence of any government, a human being can do more harm than fire ever could. “Government and cooperation are in all things the laws of life; anarchy and competition the laws of death.”
To update you on my health situation, since my last report to you my radiation treatments have been completed. The early lab results have been promising, but it will be 6-12 months before anything very helpful can be known.
During the weekend of February 15-17, I was with the brethren at the Low Country congregation in Goose Creek SC. The group at Low Country is one of the most evangelistic churches that I know, and we had a great weekend with 9 visitors from the community.