By Raymond Elliott How often have we heard that statement from a brother in Christ? And it is to be admitted that we often fail in fulfilling the many obligations that God has given us. But there are some pertinent observations that need to be made relative to this broad statement. First of all, we could say that the brother who makes such an accusation has taken to himself some of the attributes that are considered belonging only to God. In Psalm 139 we learn that God is omnipresent and omniscient. Thus, for a brother...Continue reading
At the Troy University football game, when the opposing team throws a pass but it is not competed the public address announcer will say that the pass fell in-comp-lete. This is also place upon the screen at one end of the end zone. It is very impressive for a first time visitor of the stadium and a Troy University football game. Paul said, “For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the...Continue reading
There is more about work that can be written in just one article. This next Monday is Labor day for those of us in the United States and Canada. It is to celebrate the working man. Some celebrate on May 1, but we do it on the first Monday in September. We are to be working for the Lord. Work comes in many different forms. The farmer works, the doctor works, the student works also, and it is all different. We all have work to do in the service of God. Let us be about...Continue reading
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...
1 Corinthians 3:9 which states, “For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.” Paul uses a building and a field (NKJV) to illustrate the work the church is to be doing. Each system of a building is to be doing its work. The electrical system must do its work. The plumbing system must do its work. The framing must do its work also. Each system has a work to do and must do their work. In the field it is the same. Each part of the field must...Continue reading