"Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit; for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life"(2 Cor 3:5KJV).
Jesus' ministry wouldn't have been very effective and His legacy would have done little to distinguish Him from the founders and leaders of the false religions of the world if He had been guilty of the same things that He condemned in others. The same is true for us. Our belief in Jesus Christ sets us apart. Many will hate us because the teachings we follow bring about conviction and lead them to the need for a eprsonal savior. Although many desire to be like us, they want what we have, peace, spiritual strength and faith, but they do not want the true and Living God. Remember the world hate us and yet desires to be like us. We should embrace our identity as Christians. As Christians, what we believe and what we confess must be manifested in our daily lives.
Just a word of wisdom for those who accept. We must stand for what we believe. Annie Dennis Eskridge, author of Sin Abides and in the late 2013 expect a new addition to the writer's world. email:email@example.com
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Saturday, June 16, 2012
We should regard the chapters of Proverbs as a wise collection of the Holy Spirit as the Ultimate source. Yes, King Solomon penned the collections but without the Ultimate Sources, it would have not been possible. The Proverbs are just as timely to be observed today as when they were first given.
We need to be able to identify the benefits of Go’s Word. In Proverbs Chapter 3, Solomon advises his son. Solomon knew the importance of his son keeping a persistent and continual regard for God’s precepts, promises, and provision, then he would led a life of unspeakable advantages. “My son forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commands; for length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to you” (Proverbs 3:1-2NKJV).
Solomon admonishes his son/daughter to retain the commandments and by doing so, your reward from being obedience is a long and peaceful life. Just think about it Saints where are we? This is a word of wisdom. Recently a relative shared the message of Jesus Christ with a family member. To my surprise they rejected the Word of God and today they are no longer with us.
It is better to live for Jesus at all times, if you fall, then go the Scriptures, repent pick up the pieces and stay in fellowship with Jesus. Yes, no one is perfect, but we purposely to live after holiness do what the Word of God says and you will have no problem. God is a forgiving God and we too must be forgiving at all times. Annie Dennis Eskridge, author of Sin Abides. website:http://ruthplace.com. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org