Chastisement is to bring change—change that is needed. Do you know when chastisement happens? Does it come with varying intensity/levels? Does the Bible offer any hope that we might outgrow our need for chastisement? Listen, and be encouraged to accept the loving chastening of the Lord.
How does the Christian decide what is right? What is wrong? Those who accept the Word of God as their moral code will live the safest and surest. Take Christ for your pattern and say, “I’m going to do as He did.”
The organized patterns of relationships and interaction in society is what the Bible calls the “world”. Four basic principles will guide us to right thinking and action as we relate to society and politics, and the follower of Christ needs to keep them crystal clear.
Live and let live! Many roads lead to Heaven! How should the Christian relate to such views? Arm yourself with the mind of Christ, and cultivate an allegiance to Him that makes you live like someone who believes that the end of all things is at hand.
Christ has dreamed a dream: His dream is a perfectly glorious Bride. Do you share that dream with Him? Do you see it? Feel it? Live in it? Seven rock-solid glories from Hebrews 12 to admire and strive for.
What magnetism did this Infant possess to attract adorers from a distant country? What latent powers lay within Him that the reigning monarch should murder so many children in an effort to quench this Rival? Is there a way to determine whether the worshipers are imposters, or genuine seekers?