Friday, April 26, 2013

Equality For All

When Apostle Paul wrote to his son in the faith, Titus, he advised him to teach with encouragement, integrity, seriousness and authority.  

Titus needed to instruct believers about being hospitable, kind, temperate, respectful, self-controlled, faithful, loving, patient, reverent, honest, etc.  Also, Paul said to explain about when the kindness, mercy and love of God the Savior appeared to save humanity, it made all people equal.

This timeless, wise advice from Paul can be used by anyone to grow spiritually.  However, the best information in this letter tells of God's salvation for us and how it made everyone equal.  

Real Christianity not only teaches about our salvation but equality for all under Christ.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Work Hard For Love!

In Apostle Paul's second letter to Timothy, he encouraged his spiritual son to be strong, confident, calm in all situations and prepared for any thing, because all followers of Jesus Christ will be persecuted.  

Paul advised him to turn away from worldly affairs, like godless chatter, resentment, foolish arguments and quarreling about words.  Also, Timothy needed to lead a holy life of righteousness, faith, love, truth, kindness, gentleness and peace.

This is excellent advice on how Christians should conduct their lives today.  If the followers of Christ exhibited these holy examples, their churches would be peaceful and filled with love.  

However, being loving requires hard work to accomplish, and it is so much easier to quarrel and blame.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Seek Contentment

Apostle Paul wrote to his son in the faith, Timothy, instructions for the ministry and church members.  

To promote godliness, Timothy should preach and teach, while avoiding conflict.  Believers needed godliness with contentment and to not seek financial gain, because the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.

After 2,000 years, this wise advice is still timely.  Conflict and greed still cause horrible tragedies at both a small level within the family and larger global levels.  

Obviously, humans are too selfish to not repeat history and need their Lord for contentment, so sincerely seek Him in prayer.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Seek Peace and Love

With Apostle Paul's second letter to the Thessalonians, he thanked them for growing their faith and love despite the persecution they endured.

He asked for their prayers to have the Lord's message spread as rapidly and easily as it did with them. While Paul addressed many problems in his letters to the churches, sometimes believers just embraced their new holy life style.

Humans have a choice in life to follow what is good or bad.  Making this decision is not usually based on outside pressures (no matter how difficult) but internal worldly programing.

People must be aware that every second of every day they are making a choice on how to think and live.  To find lasting peace and love, people must make a sincere conscious decision for spiritual growth, which can be just a prayer away.

Ask for forgiveness and the Lord Jesus Christ to enter your heart, today!