The children of God know that they belong to him because they stick close to Jesus. They trust in Christ’s work and follow his example. By doing so they show that they are believers as they learn to live according to God’s ways.
There are many false teachers who distort, misinform and deceive. Christians can avoid the deception by taking the time to know the Bible and it’s teaching for themselves.
God’s love sets us free from the temporary pleasures of this life by satisfying the deepest longings of our souls. We know that we have experienced God’s love when worldly pleasures are not longer appealing to us.
The Christian life is a call to the same radical, others focused, self-sacrificing love that Jesus demonstrated for us on the cross. It is the kind of love that will go out of its way to seek the well-being of another person, even if it’s inconvenient and undeserved.
God’s love for us produces faith in us that results in obedience from us. When we understand that God has freely accepted us in Christ, we can freely obey him because of Christ.
The Christian life is primarily about knowing and enjoying God through Jesus. If there’s one thing worth giving our lives to, it’s doing everything we can to know God better and enjoy him more.
“Life goes by pretty fast. If you don’t stop to take a look around every once in a while, you might miss something.” These words from Ferris Bueller perfectly summarize Solomon’s words in Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:14. Life is short. It’s important that we seize the day while their are still days to seize.
Sometimes our lives need a tune up, just like our vehicles. Our daily responsibilities have a way of throwing us off balance. That’s why it’s important to schedule regular maintenance on our lives. One of the best ways to get the most out of life is to regularly fine-tune it with wisdom.
Life can be unpredictable. Sometimes that means unexpected blessings; other times it means unexpected tragedies. We can’t always choose our circumstances but we can choose the way we respond to those circumstances. Wisdom, when intentionally pursued, can help us turn sour misfortunes into sweet blessings.