Labor is a good thing, but labor in the Lord is the best thing. Labor in the Lord is a labor of love and glorifies the God who created it all (1 Thes 1:3; 1 Cor 13:1-8, 13; 15:58).
The Bible says, as Christians, we are priests for God. Priest offer sacrifice, and teach people of their God. As priests, we have a life of sacrifice to live and a message about God to share (1 Peter 2:9; Romans 12:1-2).
Declaring His Power to the Next Generation
One of the greatest blessings of faith is that we can pass it along to the next generation, and that by faith we are able to still speak, even though we die (Psa 71:18; Heb 11:4).
Bind Us Together Lord Bind Us Together
God’s chosen people in Christ Jesus have all they need in Christ Jesus to bind them together. It is with this bond that we are fortified against this world and winsome to those who need what we have in Him! (Col 3:12-14).
Prayer, Bible Study, and Worship: Spiritual Disciplines And Security Systems
For the Christian, Prayer is our honest and humble admission of God’s sovereignty and goodness (Luke 11: 1-11; 1 Jn 5:14-15; Heb 4:14-16). Bible Study is our honest and humble admission that life and truth did not come from man, but were given to man by our Creator (Jer 10:23; Prov 3:5-6; 23:23; Jn 6:63; 17:17). So, life is on God’s terms not ours, and the truth comes from God’s mouth not man’s desires. Worship is the honest and humble engaging of all these truths and God’s redemptive nature (Jno 4:23-24; Rom 1:21-31).
The Real Question of Faith
People want to know: When, Where, Why, and How Long or Much? However, the real question that answers the call of faith is: Who? This question holds the key to faith in its answer: Jesus Christ, the Son of God! (Heb 11:1-40; 12:1-2; John 20:30-31; Acts 4:12; 1 Tim 2:5)
God called Abram out of his earthly father’s household (Gen 20:13; 24:7), so that he might become Abraham, the father of the faithful (Rom 4:16-17). Christ Jesus, the Son of God, promised his apostles that He was going to the Father (Jn 14:12), preparing a place for them (Jn 14:3) that they may be in the Father as He is and that the Father may be in them (Jn 14:17, 20, 23). Paul tells Timothy that the church is – God, the Father’s Household!
If we have wandered from our Father’s house, we should return. If we are still living in the household of the world, we should leave it and find fellowship, grace, and peace in God the Father’s household (Lk 15:17; Gen 20:13; Gal 1:3-4).
We enjoy religious freedom in this country, and we are so very thankful for it. We intend to live as free men in that freedom. We are even more thankful for the freedom we have been given in the Son of God, Christ Jesus. We need to consider the freedom given us in the Son, live our lives out of our understanding of that freedom, serve one another in love, and so, bring glory to the God who gives it! (Jn 8:31-36; Acts 2:24-28; Rom 6:5-7, 14-22; 8-1-2)
Our enemy is far more powerful than we are. The world we live in serves as a constant adversary. Temptation comes and we fail, we sin. These are all true (1 Pet 5:8; Eph 6:12; 1 Jn 2:15-17; Rom 3:23; 1 Jn 1:8), but we still never give up! Why? It is because we remember Who our God is! We have our faith and hope in God (1 Pet 1:21) The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, His mercies never come to an end… (Lam 3:22-24)!