Sinful pride can fill the heart of a Christian to the brim. This doesn’t leave much room for God’s love. We continue our series this Sunday – Weeks of Warning: Humility.
Four weeks of warnings for Christians begins on this Sunday! The life of faith will be marked by difficulties. These warnings are given so that the believer will be prepared to meet these challenges with the confidence of the cross. This Sunday we will see that the Word of God doesn’t always unite—it also divides. The living and active Word of God does not bring peace between believers and unbelievers, but division. Where is the comfort? The final purpose is the salvation of believers.
What does duty look like? Often maybe we think of people who have served in the military. Possibly the image of a servant comes to mind. The life of a Christian can be hard to understand apart from the grace of God.
Imagine your brothers sold you as a slave. Not to worry, you landed on your feet and had a great job in charge of a noble man’s house. Things got ugly though – to protect your reputation and to honor your God you lost your job and ended up in prison. Does this sound like a good life to you? You may know the story of Joseph already, but we’re answer the question: Is faithfulness worth the trouble it brings?
God bless America! We have plenty to be thankful for. Today we look at the freedoms God has given us and the dangers to those freedoms.