“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;”
(Php 2:3; NASB)
One of the most rewarding things you can do on any day is help someone. It doesn’t have to be anything big, or majorly time consuming. Just putting someone else’s needs before your own will result in a good feeling. There is an important element to giving or helping in today’s verse. It reads: “but with humility of mind…”, which is an important point. Helping...
“They said to Joshua, ‘Surely the Lord has given all the land
into our hands; moreover, all the inhabitants of the land
have melted away before us.’”
(Joshua 2:24; NASB)
Have you ever felt like you’re being defeated at every turn? You’re not alone. There are many people who go through times when it appears everything goes wrong, no matter what they do. It’s times like these when confusion and discontent begin to take root. If left unchecked, these feelings can lead to things appearing overwhelming and...
“For the sorrow that is according to the will of God
produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation…”
2 Cor. 7:10a; NASB
In his book “Mere Christianity”, C. S. Lewis wrote: “No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.” This is especially true when we measure our thoughts, our words, and our deeds, against what the Bible tells us God considers good. The depth of our sin is immeasurable. One reason we get humbler as we grow closer to God is we become more aware of our...
“I find then the principle that evil is present in me,
the one who wants to do good.”
Rom. 7:21; NASB
The Apostle Paul wrote this passage. I somehow find it comforting that the author of almost two-thirds of the New Testament had some of the same battles the rest of us have. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior our sins are forgiven, and we each become a new creature (see 2 Cor. 5:17). We are “born again” or born from above. Our once dead spirit is given life, the life that Christ died f...
“It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.”
Gal. 5:1; NASB
Jesus died on the cross to set us free from sin and death. He allowed Himself to be hung on that cross because He loves us. The freedom He has given us is the most precious gift God could ever bless us with. He freed us from having to pay the price we deserve for our sins, which is our own eternal death. His death also freed us from slavery to the evil one. The q...