I was listening to a sermon this morning and the Pastor was remarking that Jesus told us we are to be as salt, Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth,”
He made the point that salt is a preserver and that we are required to be more than an addition but the preservation of life! Jesus did not come for additional flavor but He is the essential ingredient without whom we will not live.
Keeping this in mind whenever we are confronted with decisions, always remember that it is God whom we are serving, not man! Therefore we have no hesitation when man and the world wish us to do their will. It is always Jesus we follow and remember that God is our master!
Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do. 18 For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Philippians 3: 17-21
This is an amazing reminder that God can use our infirmity to send a powerful message and that with HIM nothing is impossible!
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For years now, the mantra “love-is-love” has been repeated over and over again in every part of our nation. We have been continually assured that the LGBT movement simply wanted the right for gay people to get married and to live in peace. They wanted equality. Facebook posts, blogs, and news articles have asserted over and over again that Christians who believe that the Bible is our standard for faith and practice would in no way be affected if gay marriage were legalized. Christians have been branded haters for believing what the Bible has always taught and for advocating for the definition of marriage that has been used since our nation began. As the whole world knows by now, on June 26, the US Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a fundamental right, legalizing it in all 50 states. Almost immediately, a pent up outpouring of hatred came flooding…
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Those who believe in the Son of God have the testimony of God in them. Those who don’t believe God have made God a liar. They haven’t believed the testimony that God has given about his Son. This is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is found in his Son. The person who has the Son has this life. The person who doesn’t have the Son of God doesn’t have this life. I’ve written this to those who believe in the Son of God so that they will know that they have eternal life. We are confident that God listens to us if we ask for anything that has his approval. We know that he listens to our requests. So we know that we already have what we ask him for. If you see another believer committing a sin that doesn’t lead to death, you should pray that God would give that person life. This is true for those who commit sins that don’t lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I’m not telling you to pray about that. Every kind of wrongdoing is sin, yet there are sins that don’t lead to death. We know that those who have been born from God don’t go on sinning. Rather, the Son of God protects them, and the evil one can’t harm them. We know that we are from God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. We know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we know the real God. We are in the one who is real, his Son Jesus Christ. This Jesus Christ is the real God and eternal life. Dear children, guard yourselves from false gods. 1 John 5:10-21
So many times we find ourselves discouraged at what is going on in the world, whether it’s persecutions in the middle east or the continuing charge in many countries to relegate God to the closet. We must remember that we are from God and that our future is not in the world but in Him.