Sometimes people are to busy to listen to each other or to talk to each other. There are many parents who say “later” or “don’t bother me now” to their children. Many times people are so busy with their careers, their recreation, their plans, their businesses that they don’t have time for family or to listen to God and His Word. Sometimes even churches and Christians can get so wrapped up in programs, plans, and ministries that they no longer hear Jesus. But we see in God’s Word that He knows all our needs before we ask . We shouldn’t worry about so many things but concentrate on heavenly riches.
“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. Matthew 6:8
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 NKJV
Many people are searching for what is true and reliable, in the clamor of conflicting voices in today’s world, some explore age old philosophies, new age ideologies and world religions, and the occult. Others adopt what they like from various sources and their own concepts of truth. However there is one reliable source of truth with which to measure the world’s ideas. Truth is found in the Creator God of the universe who is the God of truth. [Psalms.31:5]. The Bible is God’ revelation of Himself and His message to all humanity. “All scripture is inspired by God”[2 Timothy 3:16]. God chose human writers to to record that His truth would endure to all generations.[Psalms 100:5]. We can trust the unchanging Word of God…Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. All shall perish , but Gods Word will endure. And that is the truth, with no error.
One of the hardest things a human being ever has to say is,” I have sinned.” Of course, there are some who clip of the words very easily when they are caught. But that does not mean the same as when we face our undiscovered sins. In psalm 51 David said; I have sinned. Even a king had to face his own guilt. Why? In order to feel bad about it and suffer punishment? No. In order to receive forgiveness and a new start. Honest confession is good for the soul. Praying for forgiveness should be a regular exercise for all Christians. Only God can remold the heart damaged by rebellion and deception. Renewal is better than repair.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 KJV
When Jesus told the disciples He was leaving them their faces likely fell. Confused faces likely stared back at Him as Jesus promised not to leave them comfortless but to send the Holy Spirit to abide with them forever. The disciples hearts were undoubtedly fearful of living without Jesus’ physical presence. Although Jesus sought to reassure them, His disciples may have felt they were receiving the worst news possible. How do we respond when we receive the worst news possible? Perhaps much like the disciples did. However Jesus longs to bring peace to our troubled souls. When we open our hearts to receive His peace,
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 KJV
Sparrows are ordinary birds, plentiful and familiar to most of us. Many other birds are more spectacular or interesting: cardinals, eagles, hawks, and owls to name a few. However, Jesus used the example of the insignificant sparrow to teach us that God cares about everyone of us. If God is aware the ordinary sparrows, and meets their needs , then we can be confident of His love for us. Yes, the God of the universe truly knows the details of your life. Not only does God know all the details, you are valuable to Him. Surely a God who knows you that well can be trusted your deepest dreams, fears, joys, worries, and battles.
Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows. Luke 12:7 NASB
God ultimately leads us to glory. Through Jesus, God leads us deeper into His glorious presence. His glory is a reward- not things, but His words of commendation: “Well done good and faithful servant.”His glory will be our eternal home; He will embrace us with His glory in heaven.
You guide me with Your counsel, and afterward You will take me up in glory. Psalm 73:24 HCSB
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’Matthew 25:21
When salt is added to food. it enhances the flavor. We sometimes refer to food with no salt as bland or tasteless.. The food just isn’t quite as good. Jesus pointed out that believers are also to act as seasoning in the world around us. We are to enhance, preserve, and add flavor to our churches, families, and communities by living lives of distinction. Lets let our responses, attitudes, choices, and communications identify us as servants who are proving our worth.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. Matthew 5:13 NKJV