March 15, 2013

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers and sisters, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.

What do you do when someone tells you to grow up or even if they say you acting like an old person? Depending on what it is about it could be a compliment or a rebuke.

Sometimes we do need to stop acting like children and take responsibility for what we do and say; that is when people tell us to grow up. That is the responsibility and respectful position Christ wants us to have.

And other times we have to go back to the innocence that little children display, that innocence that Christ wants us to display because it shows no evil.

March 14, 2013

Ephesians 4:14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.

As a young child in amongst grown-ups we may feel like we are tossed about like a cork on the waves. As a new Christian we often find we feel the same amongst so many people who say they are righteous – but unless they are upholding God’s Word, then they are not what we should be concerned about.

God warns us that there will be many people saying they are Christians but gives us our bibles so that we can compare what they say against what He has said.

Believe your bible first of all!

March 13, 2013

Ephesians 6:11 Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

When we have accepted Christ into our lives we cannot just sit back and do nothing; we should be moving forward and telling others of our great Saviour.

But as we go forward we will come up against people and things that will discourage us, ignore us, fight against us and even try and stop us. This is the world that belongs to the Devil; one that we are surrounded by all the time.

That is why we need God’s strength and protection and that is why God has promised it to us when we trust in Him.

March 12, 2013

Matthew 10:32 ‘Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.

One of the great things about having eye-witnesses is that we get to hear what actually happened and what was actually said when Jesus walked here on earth as a man.

Jesus’ promise to us is that if we confess, acknowledge or admit to others that He is the Son of God, then He is going to acknowledge to God in heaven that He knows us personally.

This is His promise of eternal safety for us once we believe on Him and ask Him into our lives. It is not just something He said but a personal promise to each one of us who are willing to call Him our Lord and Saviour.