Thoughts From 1 John 2:15-16

1st John chapter 2 verses15 and 16 says, “Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.”

Some people think that worldliness only has to do with external behavior…the people we associate with, the places we go, the activities we enjoy. But worldliness affects us internally because it begins in the heart and is characterized by three attitudes.

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Thoughts from Job 5:7

Job 5:7 says “People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.” Folks, we need to understand that every mishap, affliction or problem in our lives can’t always be attributed to the work of Satan, sometimes things just happen while there are other times when we or others might be the cause of our troubles, stress, or pain. Let’s not jump to the conclusion that every bad thing that happens to us is the result of a fiery dart of Satan.

Think about it…

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Bats in Belfry

Three pastors in the south were having lunch in a diner.

One said “Ya know, since summer started I’ve been having trouble with bats in my loft and attic at church. I’ve tried everything—noise, spray, cats—nothing seems to scare them away.

Another said “Yea, me too. I’ve got hundreds living in my belfry and in the narthex attic. I’ve even had the place fumigated, and they won’t go away.”

The third said, “I baptized all mine, and made them members of the church. Haven’t seen one back since!!!”

Thoughts From Matthew 5:3

In Matthew 5:3, Jesus says “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Folks, happiness can be found where there is poverty. The word translated “poor” is the word which denotes absolute poverty. It describes not the condition of having a little, but of having nothing. It is not financial poverty that Jesus has in mind, but spiritual poverty. We must learn to admit our need and to recognize the only one who can fill it.

Think about it…

Have a great day!