The Bible is full of precepts and truths that can provide sound guidance for our lives. Here are 25 lessons that we can build our life and faith upon. #1 God Should Always Be First in Our Hearts Exodus 20:3 says, “You shall have no other gods before Me.” This is the first of what is popularly known as the Ten Commandments. However, its familiarity should not dissuade us from taking it seriously. This is the
The armor of God is a metaphor in the Bible (Ephesians 6:10-18) that reminds Christians about the reality of spiritual battle and describes the protection available to them. The full armor of God that Christians are called to put on comprises the Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness, the Gospel of Peace, the Shield of Faith, the Helmet of Salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit. Armor of God in Scripture “Finally, be strong in the
Learning manhood from the perfect Man Consider five essential lessons about being a real man from the example of Jesus Christ: 1. Real men prepare themselves in their youth. Though the Bible provides few details about the childhood of Jesus Christ, we do have enough details to know that the young Jesus Christ was focused on His education and preparation for adulthood. Luke records, “Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52). That
Anger exists because we all have feelings—we’re human. Sometimes fury erupts due to our own weakness, and other times it surges because someone has sinned against us. Yet, “God has called us to live in peace” (1 Corinthians 7:15). No matter how righteous our anger may be, we can be pretty sure it’s mixed up with a bit of self-righteousness. This should lead us to be cautious about how we respond to hurt, especially because
“Iron sharpening iron” requires a level of accountability – or a personal inclination to allow significant others look close enough into our lives so that they can see the specific weaknesses or problem areas. Accountability is not just simply asking another believer what Bible verse they read this morning in their devotional time. That’s too easy; and it almost assumes the recipient of the question would be dishonest in an attempt to take the pressure
The Battle that is fought upon this Earth is staged. We fight against spirits in this war that is waged. Sometimes we thought we were defeated, but we thank God it wasn’t true! It was just spirits trying to manipulate us and get us to change sides by the things we choose! But now we recognize our enemies tactics for so many times we’ve fought. Yet glory to God for his love and with a
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. —Joshua 1:9 Part of being strong and of a good courage means trusting in the Lord as our true source of strength. In Joshua’s case, he didn’t have all the answers for the challenges before him. But he was counseled to go forward anyway, acting in faith.