September 15th, 2019
Suffering for Doing Right
1 Peter 4:19 (KJB) Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
Doing right in God’s estimation, even though it most often involves trials and suffering does have great rewards but perhaps not in receiving such “spiritual booty” in a tangible manner or potential realized in this world. Choosing to do right should be tied solely to ... Continue Reading →
November 15th, 2018
Pleasure in Submitting to God
1 John 5:3 (KJB) For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
It is not possible to profess a love for God and live in spiritual opposition to Him. Sincere love for God includes agreeing with His holy estimations. A child of God aligns himself with God rather than existing against Him.
Love for God unites hearts. Hate for things of God divides a man away ... Continue Reading →
August 24th, 2016
Godly Sorrow Ushers in Eternal Life
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. (2 Corinthians 7:10 KJV)
There are two kinds of sorrow at work in this world.
One is a sorrow manufactured by circumstances. Good circumstances bring a time of sadness and tears inevitably followed by a change in condition bringing happiness and rather than sadness.
The second kind of sorrow links together salvation with godly sadness for ... Continue Reading →