No matter how hopeless your condition may be in the sight of men, there is no room for despair. All things are possible to God. You have a promise of restoration. JESUS is as good as He is powerful. Hope therefore in Him.
Watch Where You Are Going
"The best time to ponder any path is not at the end, not even in the middle, but at the beginning of it." (The Preacher's Homiletic Commentary)
Slothful In An Age Like This?
We have a predicament in our nation. The Government is paying people large sums of money not to work. People are not going to work if they can stay home and enjoy themselves and still get a check. Businesses are struggling to find new workers. Many blame the monthly federal unemployment benefits.
As a result of all that is happening. there is a spirit in this nation - a spirit of slothfulness. And I am afraid that this spirit is creeping into the Church as well.
Has Water Gotten Into Your Ship?
"A true Christian living in the world is like a ship sailing on the ocean. It is not the ship being in the water which will sink it, but the water getting into the ship. So, in like manner, the Christian is not ruined by living in the world...but by the world living in him. Our daily avocations, yea, our most lawful employments, have need to be narrowly watched, lest they insensibly steal upon our affections, and draw away our hearts from God." (The Biblical Illustrator)
Went Backward, And Not Forward
"They have acted according to the dictates of their own lusts, have set up their own will, the wills of the flesh, and the carnal mind, in competition with, and contradiction to the will of God. They have walked after the imagination of their own hearts; they would do as they pleased, whatever God and conscience said to the contrary." (Matthew Henry)
The Darkness Cannot Overcome Me
"When the darkness of evil prevails in the intellectual world, or the moral world, or the social world, then there will surely be abounding error, moral mischiefs, spiritual depression, and vital disease." (The Pulpit Commentary)
Whose Voice Are You Following?
"The word of command has always been, Follow Me. We must eye Him (JESUS) as our leader and captain, and tread in His steps, and walk as He walked - follow the prescriptions of His Word, the intimations of His providence, and the directions of His Spirit - follow the Lamb whithersoever He goes. In vain do we hear His voice if we do not follow Him." (Matthew Henry)