Most of all, as we learn about God, let us fear Him and love Him. We see through the Scriptures that it is only through Christ that we may enjoy and glorify God.
The holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. They were like sailboats being driven by the wind to their destination.
Many years ago, when I was still a young boy, someone from Campus Crusade approached me. He said, “God loves you and offers a wonderful life for you,” and then he shared what he believed was the gospel with me.
1 Corinthians 10:31 is a famous verse. It is the proof text of the famous first question of the Westminster Shorter Catechism: “What is the chief end of men?” As our children will know very well, the answer is “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.”
We can’t tell, at first look, who is a sheep of Christ; therefore, we should show kindness to all who come into contact with us, especially when they come to seek the Lord with us.
In God’s merciful providence, a New Year has begun. How should we think of the year ahead? I’ll like to suggest the word enmity – a good kind of enmity…
No matter how much we say, we shall not be able to exhaust the fullness, depth and extent of the love of the Lord for His elect. His love for us is unconditional, infinite, eternal and unchanging.
We must also imitate Christ’s obedience if we are to be likeminded with Him. Indeed, after reminding his readers of Christ’s obedience, he urges them to keep obeying to work out their salvation with fear and trembling.
The Lord Jesus has come into this court of the Gentiles. What He sees there infuriates Him. People are buying and selling oxen, sheep and doves, and changing money.
Now, we are to be followers and imitators of Christ. But how can we, as sinners, imitate Him who has no sin and could not sin? Should we even try?