Its a brave new world, the year's nineteen-eighty-four, and the Fahrenheit's higher than its ever been be-451. The news speaks daily to the "raging" pandemic, so you can all live safely in a monitored planet. The worst kind of lies are the ones that seem true, and if you question the facts, then they'll question
Whom we set our desires upon is more of a reflection of ourselves than of the object of our desire.
The Apostle John received something from the Lord Jesus that he shares with Christians in his first epistle. We are little children. John may be, in a sense, a sort of spiritual father to the church. This tenderness for the flock in his care is what he learned from God, and John shares it with the children of God.
"So Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said..."
Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. (James 4:14) Daniel chapter 10.
Normalness in the Christian life is often bitter, often sweet. Failure and success often hinge on motivation.
— 1 Corinthians 3:12-15 "Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work. If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire."
Have you ever felt fake? Have you consistently felt like your profession of faith was not genuine? Have you ever examined yourself to see if you're in the faith? Should you maybe consider doing that?
Is there still hope for ethnic Israel? How can it be when all is not well? ''By His knowledge'': the good news (Is 53:11) that ''God reigns'' in Isaiah 52, (Is 52:7) ironically fulfilled in Isaiah 53- ''before honor comes humility.'' (Prov 15:33; 18:14) Through anguish He would see His seed (Is 53:10) promised (in Him)
Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? Because their evil king rages and plots in vain.