Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
1 Timothy3:7. An overseer must also (15) have a good reputation with outsiders (cf. Col. 4:5; 1 Thes. 4:12). Paul’s thought here seems to be that church leaders, as representatives of the congregation, are constantly susceptible to the snares of the devil (cf. 2 Tim. 2:26). Satan likes nothing better than to disgrace God’s work and God’s people by trapping church leaders in sin before a watching world. It is important therefore that overseers achieve and maintain a good reputation before unbelievers.
A. Duane Litfin, “1 Timothy,” ed. J. F. Walvoord and R. B. Zuck, The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985), 737.
Most believers profess that the chief and if man is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever. However, when we try to practically work out our believe we tend to focus on improving ourselves in order that we may please God and make ourselves useful for God. This is completely backwards!
As a child of God I am already accepted in the beloved and there is no need for me to try to earn my acceptance. My acceptance has already come to the blood of Jesus Christ. When focusing on my own self improvement I will constantly be discouraged, disheartened, and disgusted as I look at myself. However, when looking at Christ the very opposite is true.
Believing that my life is to bring glory to God and that I should enjoy Him forever should drive me to my knees on a daily basis consistently seeking God's mind in everything. This does not mean that there will be no improvement in my life, but rather my focus is on what the Lord desires in my life and not what I think will please the Lord. There is a vast difference between pleasing God and thinking you are pleasing God.
Is the presence of God smiling upon your life today?
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
http://ref.ly/o/jehvahmagnfd/34139 via the Logos Bible Android app.
In order to make this as quick and painless as possible, I have decided to post my new cell phone number here on the blog, on Facebook, on Google Plus, and some you text message.
old cell phone:6304418921
new cell phone: 3075755797
Rebecca's number will remain the same and my old number will not be dead right away.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
http://ref.ly/o/jehvahmagnfd/11934 via the Logos Bible Android app.