August 12, 2013

1 Peter 2:12 having your conduct honourable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.

As Christians we are called to live an honest life thereby being able to obey the commandments that God has given us as much as possible.

Just the fact that we are Christians will bring up feelings against us and some will dare to speak evil against us in public.

We should not let those people get us down but rather continue demonstrating that we stand up for Christ and when the time comes our works will help to convince them that Christ is real.

August 11, 2013

1 Timothy 2:10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.

I know I have picked a verse which some will say is controversial, but if God’s Word did not stir up our emotions then we may well not regard it with the respect we do.

I am not looking at reminding women of ‘their place’ in society because I hold them in high regard; what I do want us to look at is that if we, any of us, profess godliness then we should follow that with good works.

Christ’s example to us needs to be studied and followed so that we can strengthen our faith in Him.

August 10, 2013

Titus 2:14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

How often we do forget all the things that others have done for us as we go about our daily lives; none more so than Christ’s price He paid for us.

He would not have done that unless He knew that it was the right thing to do and that it would last forever. His aim was not just to secure a place for us, but also to encourage us toward good works.

Good works will not save our souls, but good works should be the natural product of our accepting Christ.

August 9, 2013

Deuteronomy 4:19 And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars – all the heavenly array – do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshipping things the Lord your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.

It is an awesome sight to be able to look up into a star-filled sky from a position of darkness where we are not surrounded by the lights of a city; I love living in the countryside.

But do not ever forget that God is the one who has created all of what we can see. Man and his lights and other pollution is what is stopping us from seeing God’s creation.

And it is not just physically but spiritually as well as man tries to cloud the sky with his own ways instead.