The thee of today’s lessons is “lust,” what Proverbs calls one of the “seven deadly sins.” The only way we can conquer this deadly sin and all its consequences is that we love something or someone more, and that Someone is the Lord Jesus.
Our Brother Paul was passionate about wanting to know Jesus. For Paul, it was not enough to just know Jesus, even more, he wanted to be like Jesus. May God help us to share that same passion.
It is easy to find fault with anyone or any institution, including the Lord’s church (the human element). May we love the church with all our being, remembering what is good, great and right about the church, that Jesus loved so much He gave His life for her.
The prophet Malachi brings the Old Testament to a close with a rousing reminder for Israel, and us, of showing the proper respect for God. You will find his principles to be timely and timeless.
It is one of the greatest questions of all time, similar to “What Must I Do to be Saved?” What the Lord requires of us may be different than what we think.
Perhaps no greater example of true friendship in the Bible is that of David and Jonathan. We must learn the meaning of true friendship before we can become one ourselves.