The Apostle Paul exemplified the patience and grace of God in dealing with spiritual infants. Here are three ways we can be like him in our care of new and young believers. [Note: This post is based on last week’s reading:1 Corinthians]. Pen Pals Paul wrote this letter to the church in Corinth which he had established on his second missionary journey. We call it the “First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians” because it is the first one that we have in our Bibles. But this w
Beware of confusing God’s apparent slowness to anger with any weakness or ambivalence. He will bring judgment sure and final in His time.  Today’s Reading Nahum 1-3; Revelation 13 Selected Verses The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord is avenging and wrathful; the Lord takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies. The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and the Lord will by no means clear the guilty. His way is in whirlwind and storm,
Honoring Christ by maintaining hope even in the midst of great trials and suffering, makes the Christian life a huge curiosity to unbelievers. Today’s Reading Ezekiel 36-37; First Peter 3 Selected Verses In accordance with their ways and their deeds I judged them. But when they came to the nations, wherever they came, they profaned my holy name, in that people said of them, “These are the people of the Lord, and yet they had to go out of his land.” But I had concern for my
God is pleased with those who turn away from arrogant unbelief and trust Him even though death overtakes them still waiting. Today’s Reading Ezekiel 10-12; Hebrews 11:1-19 Selected Verses And the word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, what is this proverb that you have about the land of Israel, saying, ‘The days grow long, and every vision comes to nothing’? Tell them therefore, ‘Thus says the Lord God: I will put an end to this proverb, and they shall no more use it as a
Biblical history shows that when God makes a vow, He swears by Himself for there is nothing and no one greater. It will be done. Always. Today’s Reading Jeremiah 51-52; Hebrews 6 Selected Verses The Lord of hosts has sworn by himself: “Surely I will fill you with men, as many as locusts,
and they shall raise the shout of victory over you.” It is he who made the earth by his power,
who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens. J
Obedience to God does not prevent all suffering. Two godly men were unjustly imprisoned, and Jesus calls His disciples to take up their cross and follow Him. Today’s Reading Jeremiah 20-22; Second Timothy 1 Selected Verses O Lord, you have deceived me, and I was deceived;
you are stronger than I, and you have prevailed.
I have become a laughingstock all the day; everyone mocks me.
For whenever I speak, I cry out, I shout, “Violence and destruction!”
For the word of the Lo
Spiritual growth is a gradual process, like a great tree, it will not reach maturity quickly. Gather wisdom and truth and be patient. Time is a factor. Today’s Reading Proverbs 19-20; Second Corinthians 3 Selected Verses Listen to advice and accept instruction,
that you may gain wisdom in the future. Proverbs 19:20 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes f
Biblical love is not a matter of mere words but expresses itself in practical ways both in what it does and what it avoids. Today’s reading Proverbs 3-4; First Corinthians 13 Selected Verses Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
when it is in your power to do it. Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again,
tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.
Do not plan evil against your neighbor,
who dwells trustingly beside you. Proverbs 3:27-29 Love
Do you find yourself often restless, longing for some change of life that would make you happier and more fulfilled? God has provided security for you. Today’s reading Psalms 124-127; First Corinthians 7:1-24 Selected Verses Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the Lord surrounds his people,
from this time forth and forevermore. Psalm 125:1-2 You were bought with a price; do n
The prosperity gospel teaches “Believe in Jesus and you will have health and wealth.” But many of us find this isn’t true. What then? Today’s Reading Psalms 73-74; Romans 5 Selected Verses Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord J
Our chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. The godly believer focuses on this as life’s circumstances range from monotonous to terrifying. Today’s Reading Psalms 36-37; Acts 23:1-11 Selected Verses How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house,
and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light do w
Isn’t it illogical that the righteous suffer afflictions? Why wouldn’t God see that those who obey Him never suffer? Scripture enlightens those in the dark. Today’s Reading Psalms 34-35; Acts 22 Selected Verses Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
He keeps all his bones;
not one of them is broken. Psalm 34:19-20 Up to this word they listened to him. Then they raised their voices and said, “Away with such a fellow from th