Excellence and holiness must become synonymous to us. We excel not only in our work, but in acts of charity towards our neighbours. Daniel stood before Kings. So did Abraham, Moses, Joseph, Paul and Jesus. They could not have done this if they did not strike the right balance between inward character and outward actions.
Are you serious enough about holding fast to God that you would cut off anything that prevents you from doing so? Are you serious enough about abstaining from every form of evil that you would go to great lengths to tear it out and throw it away?
When Paul told the brethren in Thessalonica to “prove all things; hold fast that which is good,” it was groundbreaking advice, and it is more needful than ever for the Church of God in these end times! We have to test our beliefs individually and as a community, continually and rigorously against the only standard that counts—the Bible (Acts 5:29).
The Lord is a worthy defender, give Him your heart.
Originally posted on The Gossip 4 Jesus Initiative:
#ThinkingTuesday – Change your thinking; Change your life. In our inaugural post of the year, we examined the first four of 12 instructions given to us this year. We’ve decided to implement these instructions by on one of them each month. For February, the instruction from our original passage, I Thessalonians 5:12…
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I don’t know what challenge you’re facing, but I do know Christ, and He is greater than any challenge. Perhaps, you need to be reminded of this…
It’s a fact that there’s no religion without prayer. While many religions have set and definite times for prayer, Christianity does not. Instead, we are given the command to pray without ceasing.
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