Tuesday, September 27, 2016

It is God who commends. 9-27-16

Being holy means being faithful in our duties.



As JC Ryle says about being faithful in doing our duties in life, “He will try, not merely to fill his place as well as others who take no thought for their souls--but even better, because he has higher motives and more help then they.”

Do you do everything in life to the best of your ability? God tells us to through Paul:

Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Romans 12:11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.

As followers of Jesus, we should strive to do everything well as Jesus did. Jesus even asked the question in Matthew 5:47b what more are you doing than others? 

So are you faithful in your duties as a:

husband/wife

student

teacher

employee

boss

neighbor

friend

dad/mom

human being

follower of Jesus

Think on this day as you are growing in holiness, are you being faithful in all your duties?

Tom

Monday, September 26, 2016

Walk by faith! 9-26-16

If you are holy, you are humble.



How are you doing the area of humility. As we study the bible it is clear when men and women got right with God, they also were humbled and lived lives of humility. Look at some of these words from past saints before a holy God:

Genesis 18:27 Abraham answered and said, “Behold, I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes.

Jacob said in Genesis 32:10a I am not worthy of the least of all the deeds of steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have shown to your servant, 

Paul said in 1 Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.

Do we realize as we stand before the Holy God, we are not worthy of anything??? But in His great love He pours out His love, mercy, and grace upon us!!!

Not only are we to humble to God but also to man as Jesus showed us here:

John 13:14-15 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.

Whose feet have you washed lately?

How is your humility this day as we continue to grow in holiness?

Tom

Friday, September 23, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

God's council stands! 9-22-16

Proper fear of God



As we have been talking about being holy in a follower of Jesus life we must have a proper fear of God. He is God!!! We need to uphold Him in His proper place which is above all. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and everywhere all at the same time! He has the right to judge us as He sees fit and give us any punishment or reward that He wants. Every decision He makes is right! He loves us too! Think on those things for a bit. Do you live live with a proper fear of God? The majority don’t give any thought to it.

Look at this example from Nehemiah 5:15 The former governors who were before me laid heavy burdens on the people and took from them for their daily ration forty shekels of silver. Even their servants lorded it over the people. But I did not do so, because of the fear of God.

He treated people right! Why? Because He had the proper fear of God...knowing one day he would stand in front of God and give an account of himself. You will too!

So do you have a proper fear of God?

Tom