Adultery is a serious sin and whether within the heart or by actions, it is important to identify it and repent.
The people were going to build a tower that reached to the heavens. Excluding God is limiting to what we can achieve. On our own, we can only accomplish humanly possible things. When God is on our side, through Him we can accomplish immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine for His glory.
There may have never been a generation yet with such a capacity to love and create unity, but they are falling away because of misconceptions and clear answers that the Bible has to offer. How can we step into college ministry and share the truth in love to this generation and spur them on to become world changers?
Whether a person is born with a disability, or obtains one later in life, God is greater than our small perspectives. He desires to use our testimonies for His purposes to draw people to Himself.
So have I loved you. Now remain in my love. What does it truly mean to remain in the love of God?
There is a wealth of knowledge when we listen to those who have gone before us. We can learn from their mistakes and we can glean from their positive experiences. We can get insight and advice about our circumstances and gain understanding of the history of the believers who paved the way for us today.
Do you need a refuge today? Are you feeling weary and worn down by the attacks from the enemy? Do you need to get to the quiet place of God’s presence for a special time of restoration? Seek Him today and He will shelter you in the storms of life and minister to your heart.
Evil appears to be prevailing, however it is times like these when we need to pray and even fast for those on the front lines of this situation. I think about Moses raising his hands to win the battle and having Aaron and Hur by his side to hold up his arms in the victory (Exodus 17:12). We can be those who, by prayer, hold up the arms of our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan.
One of the main qualities described when discussing a man of God is courage. Nelson Mandela once said, "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
In moments of deciding between these pluses or minuses, we can take hold of the truth that we are held by God and He is sovereign. We can rest in the fact that He knows every day that we live, and He never leaves us. We can take each thought captive to Christ instead of running with it and making a negative story line.