Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. - Matthew 10:32-33
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Have you ever wished for a closer relationship with God? Have you ever felt like there is more to Christian life than what you have found? Have you ever felt restless inside, wanting something but not knowing for sure what? I have. In my youth years and even beyond, I often had restless feelings inside and a real desire to have a closer relationship with God. But how? How do I go about it?
I dreamed that I was in hell. A red firelight illuminated uncannily the frightful face of Satan, who was sitting on a kind of platform. Around him I saw depraved spirits who had come from all countries of the earth.
I saw a spirit moving toward the platform, and I felt that it was the one who had special orders to watch over me and follow me while on earth. He was filled with fear. Satan began to speak: “Usually you bring good reports. What have you to tell me now?”
How often have we made this or some similar expression? Too many Christians spend their lives living in the past, anguishing about what they should have done in various situations. “If only” we had not made some of the unwise decisions in the past. “If only” I had not bought that tractor. “If only” I had expressed my true feelings to the boss. “If only” I had not ignored that detour. “If only” I had taken notice of the speed limit sign. “If only” I had not uttered those spiteful words. “If only” I had not taken that first swallow of alcohol.
God has given us a Bible that is full of truth and light. If we are to understand the deep meaning of the things that are written for us, we will need to study them and apply them to our lives. We like instant gratification, and we tend to look mostly at the surface of things. Understanding the deep things in the Bible requires meditation. Living a shallow Christian life is one result of not digging deeper into God's Word. It is not enough just to listen to the preaching of the Word and go to Sunday school. We possess the opportunity, time, and resources to study the Word.
One cannot escape the fact that life is a combination of good and bad, love and hate, freedom and bondage, and brightness and darkness. Man is constantly tossed about by storms and floods. There is no isolation from the cares and tribulations of this world. Even as God sendeth the rain on the just and the unjust, so the sorrow and blessings of life come to all.
It is the belief of all Christian professors that the Bible is true and trustworthy, and all of it speaks with divine authority—“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16).
Imagine a life without loyalty!
A home where loyalty has vanished, where the bond of respect, love, and fidelity is broken, whether between husband and wife or between parents and children, is no longer a home but a heartbreak!
A business where the workmen have lost their loyalty toward their employers and their job, is due for a breakdown. Nations have risen and fallen via the thin thread of loyalty. Wars have been won and lost because of the loyalty, or lack of it, of the soldiers to their commanders and their country.
The promises of God to man recorded in the Bible have been tallied by students as 7,487! Our subject, then, is so vast that it is quite impossible to study it in depth. Let us, however, “feed” for awhile on His precious promises, and we will be thrilled to see anew the magnitude of the riches of His grace. And to think they are available to every believer!
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord” (Luke 4:18-19).
“For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be” (Rom. 8:6-7).
Man, being made in the image of God, has the capacity to think as God thinks. As God divides between good and evil so, too, man is able to divide between that which is good and that which is evil.