Believers should never be money-oriented or obsessed with material possessions. However, this truth doesn’t mean they can’t find happiness in their own little world. Believers surely can count their blessings daily, give Father God thanks daily, and daily laugh, smile, have fun, and cherish the big and small things that delight them.
The anointing the apostle John speaks about—that which is embedded deeply within believers and that which teaches them all truth—is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. This empowering, edifying, and supernatural baptism (believers’ spiritual edge) also is called the Holy Spirit’s Filling, which may or may not happen the moment believers receive their salvation.
Often the very people we treasure the most will be the people who hurt us the most. This truth is why the rate of broken families in America is a sad commentary on our Christian nation.
Losing a child, especially one with whom the parents had a close and meaningful relationship with, is one of life’s most agonizing challenges, even for believers in Christ. Thank God that, because His mercies are new every day, believing parents who experience unchained agony have hope and the promised help for the times when their loved ones are gone.
No matter if couplets are part of a poem, a dramatic scene, or if they are independent poems, couplets always have two consecutive rhyming lines that have the same meter (usually iambic pentameter). Additionally, couplets always form a complete thought, resolve a situation, or give commentary on the work’s theme.
It is an enormous tragedy that believing spouses participate in when they allow life’s sooner-or-later difficulties to tear asunder (break in two) their marriages. The two eternal souls that were one are what gets severed (divided), which means these torn asunder souls will eternally remain divided. Selah!
We take so many God-given blessings for granted, but being blessed to live another day should never be one of them. For sure, we should thank God for every new day He blesses us to see, and even more so when that new day is another born day that He allows us to celebrate. Thank You, God!
As saints our reach should always exceed our grasp; that is, we should aim to achieve the very works we sometimes think are impossible to accomplish—like continually producing the kind of treasures we can lay up for ourselves in Heaven (e.g., gold, silver, and precious gemstone—useful works). Living a consistent saintly life is the best way to avoid producing incinerable works (e.g., hay, wood, and stray—useless works).
Resistance—pushback (a negative or unfavorable response)—to the mushrooming real and imaginary national and international crises has invaded America. However, resistance for Christians isn’t the kind of pushback being demonstrated. Christian resistance to the Presidency’s attempt to dismantle democracy is achieved by submitting human will to God’s Will, humbling one’s self before God, and resisting the devil (not yielding to Satan’s temptations).