AN INVITATION: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS He left His home in Heaven, and came to earth, To be born of a virgin, a very lowly birth. To do the will of the Father was why He came. The Christ, Messiah, Savior, Jesus of Nazareth, His name. For your sins and mine, He [...]
What do you reckon is the moral to this little story? Christians must understand that sin is just like mud. Sin might look like fun and be so inviting. We may think we can escape from it anytime we wish, but it is not always so. Sinful pleasures soon become prisons! Sin makes us slaves! (Rom. 6:15-18)
Unity is much loved in every sphere of life! Especially is this true with the church family. This is why I detest denominationalism. It destroys unity! Jesus did not die on the cross for all the confusion that reigns because of denominationalism. Our Savior’s plea to God was just the opposite. His prayer for all believers was that “they all may be one.” (John 17:20-21)
Miracles never made a person a saint. Not one example, inference, suggestion or hint of scripture led to the process of a person becoming a saint through the act of miracles. The purpose of miracles was to confirm the word. “And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs” (Mark 16:20). Miracles served as the authentication of what was being preached but the importance was not the miracle but the word (1 Corinthians 14:1-5).
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” (Gal. 6:7)
They cast lots. (Num. 26:55-56) This was a way of appealing to God for divine judgment. God is the Supreme Judge in man’s affairs. We are told, “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.” (Prov. 16:33)
“Meditation is to reading the word, what digesting is to eating. Without the slow and lengthened process of digestion, food would not nourish the body. Without meditation, the word read will not nourish the soul.” (Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary)