The goal of a Christian should be to please God in every area of one’s life, not as a means of salvation but as proof that we already have salvation.
If the object of our faith is wrong, then everything else will be wrong. It is impossible to be filled with the Spirit of God and His love if the object of our faith is an erroneous view of Christ. Everything rises or falls on Christ.
Our sin separates us from God, but that doesn’t mean He’s removed entirely. God still cares. He created His people for a purpose, and He will see to it that it is accomplished.
As much as we want our detours to end yesterday, only God knows whether we are prepared for the destiny He has in store for us, or if the destiny is prepared for us.
Christians don’t have to wonder whether we have a right relationship with God. His Word assures us with certainty.
Scripture reveals God as the Creator of the universe, the only God, the only Savior, the God of gods and Lord of lords.
The prophet Elijah is a model for us in seeing beyond ourselves. When God told him to enlist Elisha to carry on his mission, Elijah didn’t hesitate, but looked beyond his own life in obeying God.
When we freely direct praise to the One who deserves it, we find our faith fortified, our thanksgiving told and our peace protected, all to the glory of our God.
NASHVILLE (BP) – This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with Lifeway Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, Lifeway publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups.
The “why” of suffering is not always clear. C.S. Lewis wrote, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”