1 John 3:8
The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
The greatest love is the Love of the Father who has lavished His eternal love on us. He is so delightful to call us all His children. If we are His children and when we are in Him and He is in us, we should not sin. We should be aware that no one who lives in him should keep sinning.
If you know what is right and live accordingly, then you are righteous. If you do things which is sinful, then it belongs to the devil.
Here is the reason why the Son of God came into this world.
God appeared in this world to destroy the evil works of the devil. So if you do not do what is right then, you do not belong to God. No one who is born of God will continue to sin.
Being God’s children, God’s seeds remains in you. So realize that you have been born in God and you cannot go sinning.
“As for me, I call to God, and the Lord saves me. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.”
Our life is balanced by both joy and sorrow. Nobody is happy forever and nobody is filled with sorrow for life long. You should understand that life has both good and bad things and so we should know which one to pick in order to make our life a righteous one.
You would have experienced that people’s talk may be smooth as butter, but yet you would find hatred in their hearts. Though their words be soothing than oil, yet they wage war against you. Your companion would have turned out as your enemy. Are you in search of someone who can show unfailing care on you and who can save you, when you call unto them for help?
In this world, there are very few people whom you can trust and call for help during your need.
Stay confident! Though people may forsake you, God is always there to cast your burden. He will sustain you and He will never let the righteous be shaken. When you cry out in distress, He is at your side, all times, to hear your voice. He will save you, BUT… you have to call unto Him.
1 Thessalonians 5:9-11
“For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
Being children of God, we all belong to light and day and not night and darkness. We should always be different from other people, who do not know God, and so we should live our lives so that it reflects the acts of God.
Everyday, never forget to clothe yourself with the breastplate of love and faith. Let the hope of salvation be your helmet.
Keep in mind that, God has always appointed you and me to receive His salvation and distribute it to everyone around us. We all know that God came into this world, died for us and rose again. It is because He wanted us to live together with Him.
And so, encourage and comfort each other and let them turn their lives from darkness to light. Let them also enjoy God’s salvation, same as you do.
“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.”
You can never deny that, animals, birds and other creatures are more grateful, understanding and obedient, when compared to humans. They teach us more things, than we teach and tame them. And so Job says, these words to Naamathite. Job very well understood that God’s hand can do mighty and wonderful things. He was so confident in God and He trusted him a lot.
Each one of us should realize that, life without God is barren and full of hardship. The life of every creature in this world is in God’s hand. The breath of every mankind is in the hands of God. So honor Him, because your life is in God’s Hand.
“Rescue me from my enemies, Lord, for I hide myself in you.”
When your spirit fails and when there is no one near by you to listen to your cry for mercy, your life becomes hopeless and broken. Though you are righteous, are you feeling ashamed in front of your enemies? Who can you depend and rely on? Who can bring you out of trouble? Who can shower mercy and love no matter how you react?
It is no one, other than God. Only His mighty name can preserve your life. Only His mighty presence can lead you one stable land. Only He can show you the way you should go. When you find refuge in God, He will hide you from all shadows of darkness and rescue you from all distress and agony.
He is the strong refuge where you can find peace and so never let go of Him. Get strong hold in the name of God and He will keep you get going with confidence and courage in your life.
Hebrews 11: 6
“He rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
Everyone is excited to receive rewards or gifts of appreciation, when we do something to others.
Do only humans give rewards? No…
Our Father Almighty also has a huge bag of rewards to give to all those who put their trust in Him. All you have to do is believe in Him and trust that He always exists.
Just as the faith of Noah and Abraham, polish your faith each and everyday. Seek Him and you and your family will be rewarded forever.
“I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.”
We always bless others and others bless us, so that we should prosper and cherish in life. Prosperity and happiness will surely be the top most desires of every person.
God says, all those who trust in God’s unfailing love, are like the olive trees in the house of God. All those who dwell in the house of God flourish and prosper and lack nothing.
Trust in God and His unfailing love will keep you flourished for ever and ever.
“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”
We all take pride of our own abilities and skills. We achieve so many things in life and so we feel happy and take pride of it.
But be cautious, that too much pride brings disgrace in life.
Whenever you take pride, also remember to clothe yourself with humility. Along with humility comes wisdom… And that wisdom helps you put in more efforts and reach your goals, at the earliest.
“If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.”
People may differ in their character and they won’t be alike. Some people mingle in such a way that we like them and want to be friends with them forever. Few others will create a bad impression on the first sight and we always stay away from them.
No matter how others are, but we should always live in harmony with each other. Do not quarrel or fight with each other. Remember, your environment changes the way you carry out yourself to others around you.
Let the essence of love spread around you, wherever you go.
“The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.”
Everyone have their own expectation and ambition in life. Some of our plans succeed and some may not. But whatever happens in your life, you should never lose hope. Because hope is the essence of your success and the extinguisher of your failure.
More than you trust yourself, you should trust God. You should recall that, God is good to all those who put their hope in Him. God will do immeasurable things, more than what you would have asked for or could have imagined.
Apart from your efforts, seek God everyday and His salvation is at your doorsteps.