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Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Don't be misled. Remember that you can't ignore God and get away with it. You will always reap what you sow! [Galatians 6:7 (NLT)].

The principle of sowing and reaping applies not only to individuals but also to nations as well. A nation that ignores or rejects God and His Word will suffer the consequences of that choice. When a nation begins ignoring biblical commands and principles, truth becomes relative as false philosophies and "liberated thinking" take root. Leaders tend to consider themselves superior and intellectual, but in reality, if they are separated from God, their thinking is foolish and their understanding darkened [Eph. 4:17-18].

A society always behaves according to its belief system, so the inevitable results of skewed thinking is sin. Once sin becomes acceptable in the eyes of the people, sensuality and self-gratification dominate as restraint is lifted. The baser nature of man emerges in the form of immorality, greed, and violence. Injustice reaches its peak when laws permit the killing of the most helpless and innocent of all its citizens, unborn children. Even if the majority of the citizens disapprove of the injustice and immorality, unless they act, that nation will continue its downward spiral into depravity.

As Christians, our ultimate hope, of course, is in the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who will rule and reign on earth with righteousness and justice. But until then the church must awaken to its responsibility to be salt and light in this dark and dieing world. Each generation is called to be alert and active during its appointed time on this earth.


Monday, July 05, 2010


Those who teach by their doctrine must teach by their life, or else they pull down with one hand what they build up with the other. [Matthew Henry]

Some turn to God only when they experience defeat, but in reality, we experience defeat whenever we don't place our trust in God.

True prayer comes from an attitude of dependence on the Lord. Whether celebrating His provision, confessing sin, or expressing need.

Believers must consider the whole counsel of God's Word to understand His promises.

If you want to know what God is doing in your life, obey Him. Often, you won't understand the intricacies of the plan, but you can trust the goodness of His heart. Rest assured that all He does is purposeful and for your benefit. So step out in faith, and you will see His faithfulness.

Through His sacrifice, we are redeemed, forgiven, justified, and reconciled to God. That is, Christ's blood has brought us from death to life, and has let us enter into an eternal relationship with the Father.

Our lives glorify God when we give Him His rightful place on the throne of our lives.

The stiff and wooden quality about our religious lives is a result of our lack of holy desire. Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. [A. W. Tozer]

Revival is a renewed conviction of sin and repentance, followed by an intense desire to live in obedience to God. It is giving up one's will to God in deep humility. [Charles Finney]

Look, now is the acceptable time; look, now is the day of salvation. [2 Corinthians 6:2]