To show our love for others, instead of waiting for God’s final judgment. It’s helpful to judge sinful living now, so the person can use this chance to repent and correct their ways.
Contrary to the belief of many, born-again believers can and do choose to stop believing in God. That is why Jesus said He will save those who stay faithful, i.e., endure until the end. So, I urge you to hold on and avoid backsliding.
Since practicing sexual orientations, gender identities, and societal values frequently shift with culture. We must follow God’s word rather than modify our behavior to comply with the demands set by society or one’s peers. Keep in mind that God is the one we shall answer to. God knows best.
Hard times and seemingly difficult situations test your ability to endure, to hold on, to trust God, to not give up—you can make it through these times. So yes, you can win your trial—any trial by having genuine faith in Jesus Christ.
When you tell others what God has done for you — that is beautiful, pleasant, and true praise. Giving praise to God is good. So, make an (insanely) joyful noise, giving God genuine praise!
It is only through Jesus, our merciful God and Savior, that we can escape from His anger. So, since He is offering to save you from the punishment of sin, kindly accept it. It comes with suffering, just as Christ did, but it’s worth it!
Since God chose you for salvation, do you realize you are special in the eyes of God? You are special because there are countless people in this world, and God chose to save you! So, have a wonderful day because God chose you to be saved; it is exciting news!
So, is your name in the Lamb’s Book of Life? Actually, the better question for a child of God is, “Is your name STILL in the Lamb’s Book of Life?” I say “still” because it is possible to be removed from His Book.
Jesus, our Lord, suffered in your place. The end result is the opportunity to enjoy the advantages of a healthy relationship with God. Therefore, keep in mind that Jesus suffered death to make you right with God!
One thing I am sure of, friends and family or feeling security from a career or job offer temporary happiness (see Ecclesiastes 2:1-11, 6:1-12). However, in order to find lasting happiness, “then I will go to the altar of God, to God who is the source of my happiness.”
It’s time to “wake up church”. Your eternal status is at risk. This Bible snack is unique since it presents a few disputed topics and links to STM articles that address the topics. So much of what you hear is traditional or denominational teaching or preaching. I call it pass-it-down preaching. Please understand that I am not attempting to offend anyone; I am simply telling the truth as I am led to do.
The Lord has corrected me, and I am thankful that He cared enough to do so. Our viewpoint on this subject is meaningless. “What do you think?” Is this a question that God has posed to any of us? I accept the Lord’s correction (chastening; discipline) as a child of God and put my trust in Him to act in my best interests. Accept His correction graciously, knowing that He gave it out of love for you.
Testing Jesus about his law—how bold is that? A Pharisees (social movement) lawyer (or expert in Moses’ law) posed a question to Jesus to put him to the test. 1 Corinthians 13 helps us understand why love is the supreme/royal law. Speaking in tongues, prophesying, knowledge, great faith, charitable giving, and martyrdom are nothing without love—love that never ends—it is the greatest of all things. God demonstrated this love—His royal law by giving us His son so that we can have eternal life.
Be thankful and mindful of praise. The next time something unpleasant happens, do as the above Scripture says, and ‘give thanks whatever happens’. I know you may not feel thankful at all times. But if you get into the habit of thanking God, it will be easy to express your appreciation. Start by saying, “Thank you, Lord (Jesus), you’re reliable and good to us” and keep doing so!
Jesus said in John 10:27 (FBV), “My sheep recognize [hear] my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” If you are a child of God, you will know His voice. Pray for the gift of discernment. That is, you want to be able to tell when it’s from God, another spirit [1 John 4:3], or your thoughts.