A Few Bible Thoughts For Your Day
Posted by: Eddie Ingram
Date: Feb 22 2017 2:46 PM
I hope your week is off to a great start. I look forward to our time tonight at 7 for Bible class.
For today, here are a few thoughts.
Christian friend, have you forgotten how to smile? Has a sour, disgruntled disposition etched a perpetual frown upon your face? Do you scowl at strangers and speak harshly to friends and family? If this describes you, please read on. If not, go take a look at yourself in the mirror, and then judge for yourself.
If anyone on this earth has reason to be happy, it would have to be the child of God, the Christian. The Christian has been redeemed by the blood of Christ. He has been converted, transformed into a new creation. He looks to God as Father, to Christ as Savior, and enjoys "all spiritual blessings in heavenly places" (Ephesians 1:3). The Christian has a Shepherd to lead him, a Light to guide him, a brotherhood of fellow saints to encourage him, and a home in heaven awaiting him. The Christian has received from Christ "life" and has that life "more abundantly" (John 10: 10). It is no wonder that inspired writers encourage Christ's disciples to "rejoice evermore," and to "rejoice in the Lord always" (1 Thessalonians 5:16; Philippians 4:4).
With so much to rejoice about, why are we not happier? Could it be that we spend too much of our time looking inward, to self, when our attention should be directed upward, to God, and outward, to our fellowman? As we focus upon self, we lose perspective. We notice what we lack that others have. We come to view ourselves as overlooked, mistreated, and wronged by an unfair world.
The solution? Look up. Heaven has blessed us with blessings beyond measure. Be thankful for what you have. Rejoice in the goodness of God. And look out. Look out to the needs of others. Follow the example of Jesus who said, "Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many" (John 13:4-17; Matthew 20:28).
Have a great week.
Enon Church of Christ
1366 Enon Rd.
Webb, AL 36376