A Few Bible Thoughts For Your Day
Posted by: Eddie Ingram
Date: Mar 29 2017 11:58 AM
I hope you are all having a great week. The weather is beautiful and the fish are biting!! We are excited about our Bible class this evening at 7. I'd love to see you there! For now, here are a few thoughts.
The Way Of Wisdom
Parents must ever be reminded of the principle of sowing and reaping. This does not mean that every person who chooses, of his own free will, to go astray from the truth is a product of ungodly parents. Just as children brought up in evil homes can later choose to be righteous (Josh. 24:15), so can offspring from spiritual homes decide to leave the Lord (Rom. 11:22). After all, the Bible says, "So then each one of us shall give account of himself to God" (Rom. 14:12). However, parents who fail to both teach and live the genuineness of Christianity before their children will one day answer for such tragic blunders. We build today the house we and our children will live in tomorrow. As the psalmist said, "Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it" (Psa. 127:1).
Young people who choose worldly associates will reap the whirlwind (Hosea 8:7) of such poor decisions: "Do not be deceived:' Evil company corrupts good habits" (1 Cor: 15:33). Rather wisely, should all youth heed the admonition, "Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth" (Eccle. 12:1). To be an example of purity will make their sojourn upon this earth one to glorify God (Matt. 5:16). Such wisdom will evidence itself in a life of peace and joy that no earthly wealth could provide (Phil. 4:7,11,13,19).
There is never any peace for the wicked (Isa. 57:21). And all temporal wealth will someday be dissolved (2 Pet. 3:11). Let us, therefore, cease to sow the seed of mundane pleasure, lest we reap the dividends of our shameful emphasis. No verse says it better than this: "What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed?" (Rom 6:21). Let us ever be alert to the fact that we do reap what we sow. May we ever be dedicated, loyal and disciplined as we march on toward eternity.
Have a great rest of the week. Come see us, we'd love to have you!
Enon Church of Christ
1366 Enon Rd.
Webb, AL 36376