What Do We Need to Do in Serving the Lord?
In 2 Chronicles 20 we find that Judah has been invaded by the Moabites, Ammonites and later those of Mount Seir. Jehoshaphat was the king of Judah and for the most part was a righteous king. He made some alliances with Israel that would hurt him in many ways. In the case before us we find many attributes that we ought to emulate. Let us study these for the purpose of our article. The first attribute is found in 2 Chronicles 20:3, “and Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a...
Who Is the Devil?
As Christians we are to put on the whole armor of God. (Ephesians 6: 10ff). We are not just to put on the armor but the Bible says we are to put on the whole armor of God. The reason we are to put on the whole armor of God is because of the devil. We are to put on the whole armor of God because of the wiles of the devil (6:11). We are to put on the whole armor of God because we are not in a physical fight, but we are in...
What kind of work would you like to do for the Lord? Would you like to visit others? Would you like to teach the lost? Would you like to help teach the saved how to keep being saved? Would you like to teach someone how to study the Bible? Would you like to help with folks who have some kind of hardship? You can not do nothing and be saved! We understand this when it comes to being saved. When the question is asked, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” (Acts 2:37). The answer...Continue reading
Charity is introduced to us in 1 Corinthians in chapter 8. Most people would not think that this subject matter would be with things offered to idols. However, charity in this case is contrasted with knowledge. When we deal with other people, there are fundamentals that are unchanging and cannot be compromised. There are areas of life that are not essential and must be dealt with in the understanding of love. Love is the basic principle in every aspect of our life. Dealing with brethren, charity is to be involved. Remember it was the second...
“Are You for Us, or for Our Adversaries?”
This quote comes from Joshua 5:13 and is a good question for all of time. It is a question that one could even ask in this day and time. Joshua was asking this question of the “captain of the host of the Lord” (Joshua 5:14). He is also told to take his shoes off of his feet for the place whereon he stood was holy (Joshua 5:15). The answer then was implied for the answer Joshua got was that he was speaking to the “captain of the host of the Lord.” If we asked this...
Are You a Friend?
John 15:14-19 reads, “Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doth; but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it your. These...Continue reading
Little by Little
Can a person be a little sinner? Can a Christian sin just a little and be acceptable in the eyes of God? Can a person commit a little murder and be ok in the sight of God? I wonder if a man could commit a little adultery and he tell his wife that he did such a thing and would he think that every thing would be ok with his wife? Would this same act be ok with God? (That is the one with whom it really matters anyway.) There are any number of sins...Continue reading
What Did You Say?
Have you ever said anything and the moment that it came out of your mouth you knew it was not the right thing? It might have been the mood that you were in, and that mood was reflected in your voice. It might have been that you were not thinking about something else when you were talking and what you said came out all wrong. You might have intended to be funny but the other person did not take it that way and as soon as you got through saying what you said, you knew...Continue reading
When we worship God there are many benefits. One of them is the edification of one another. We do this in songs. “Speaking to yourselves in palms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19). “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in palms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” (Colossians 3:16). In the section dealing with miraculous gifts, Paul deals with praying and singing in an unknown...
Working for the Lord
1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” Let us consider this verse how we are to react to the Lord. Many ask, “What can we do?” or “What is there for me to do for the Lord?” Some might even go to the elders with these questions. There seems to be a willingness to work but do we really want to work for the Lord? When the work in...