The early Christians aimed to not only be correct in doctrinal beliefs but also to be intense about living a Christ-like, holy life. Our goal, like theirs, is to balance belief with upright and holy behavior.
When Jesus appeared to John in a vision He left him messages for seven of the churches of Asia. From these letters we see that God does not close His eyes to good or evil and that while the messages were to specific churches, they still apply to us today.
The Holy Spirit is probably the most misunderstood person of the Godhead yet He is an important part of our salvation. It is a serious thing to offend Him. It robs us of peace and of usefulness. And if one continues to grieve and insult and quench Him, it may rob that person of his eternal reward.
The generation gap has been a problem for years. Parents complain that they can't reason with teenagers; they won't listen to advice. Teenagers say their parents are unsympathetic and don't understand them. The principles in God's Word still apply though to these problems of today.
In Pharaoh's house there were frogs in the bedrooms, on the seats, in the food. Yet when God let him decide when the curse of frogs should be removed, he said, "Tomorrow". It seems foolish that he asked for one more night with the frogs but in reality many of us are doing the same thing.
Sometimes Christians get the idea that they should be able to enjoy God’s blessings without being subjected to His testings. However, God has told us that trials and suffering can be expected. Jesus' presence and the grace to endure hardships are promised, not comfort and pleasure here on earth.