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 fastest way to quench the Holy Spirit is by walking in continuous disobedience to His will….
Like the rich young ruler in Mark 10:17-31, who was scared of a life without possessions, I too didn’t want to give up my comfort. It’s not that I didn’t want to grow, its that the risk was too much.
I could make plans, but God is in charge of their outcome. My mere human efforts could never bring about the fulfilment of God’s promises in my life. Abraham and Moses learnt this the hard way and so did I.
A short exhortation on the importance of Longsuffering as a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22) in a generation that longs for instant success.
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” – Genesis 1:28 [ESV]
This week, we’re thinking about 15 verses that speak about living peacefully with others!