There’s more to trusting in the Lord than just saying a prayer and doing a few good works. It requires a whole life change.
When we talk about others’ shortcomings, we should have an attitude of forgiveness and desire for them to change, not one of rejecting them as a person.
How we perceive our sin is important. Are you like the Pharisee, righteous beyond all others, or are you like the woman who washes the feet of Christ?
God uses our time on this earth to refine us, and it takes a lot of work, a lot of heat, and a whole lot of patience.
A man who is truly of integrity is hard to come by; it’s harder still to live one’s life under such a strict code of ethics, and part of that difficulty comes from the challenge of defining without a shadow of a doubt what’s morally right.
God knows you’re going to get tired; He knows that this world will wear on you, so being the loving Father that He is, He’s written to us, He’s given us instructions on how to deal with that.
God’s plans are often difficult for us to discern, but if we trust in Him, he will make our paths straight. God’s timing is unique and sometimes surprising!
We are meant to be in community; the early church was built around the idea of doing life together. Are your doors open?
Nehemiah is so focused and determined on what he is doing, and so sure that it is the right thing to be doing, that he refuses to be swayed from his task.
When we belong to Christ, it’s through God’s grace – getting what you don’t deserve; a dead person has no power to raise themselves from the dead.