“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory” (2 Corinthians 4:17). We do not like to suffer any kind of trial or affliction. However, this verse says that our affliction is but for a moment, compared to the glory that awaits us. Paul says that this glory outweighs all our afflictions and will last forever. So when the trials come, remember that they are for but a moment compared to the eternal glory we will have in heaven, in the presence of Christ.
“Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:7). Paul in this passage describes the Christian life. First, you are rooted like a tree planted in the ground, in other words, you are planted in Jesus “born again.” Next, you are built up in Him, growing in Christ and the more you are taught, the more stable in the faith you become. Finally, you exhibit a continuous life of thanksgiving. Does this verse describe your life? If you are not living the life for God that you should, then at this very moment get on your knees in prayer, repent of your sin and start living a life that is rooted, built, established, and full of thanksgiving.
“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus: Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” (1 Timothy 2:5-6). This passage tells us that the God-man Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man. Even today there are those that look to others as mediators, such as dead saints or ancestors. But the Word of God is true! Jesus is our mediator to God, providing salvation by giving Himself as a ransom for man. In other words. Jesus paid the price for your sin. Christ is the only way to God, Jesus spoke these words “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6). Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord, If not go to my website http://www.T4GM.org and click the link “How To Become A Christian?”
“The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life” (Job 33:4). In our public schools today our children are taught a theory called evolution. The theory of evolution teaches that man evolved over billions of years from a single cell organism to what he is today. The main reason evolution is pushed as a fact in our schools is because it takes God out of the equation. But this verse tells us that the Spirit of God has made me and the Almighty has breathed into my life. That God created you, and everything around you is one of the foundational truths that we must believe as children of God. We need to be like David in Psalm 139:14 “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Praise God for creating you and giving you life.
“Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man” (Colossians 4:6). If Christ lives in us, then our talk needs to match our walk. Your speech will ultimately express what is in your heart. As Christians, our speech should reflect the character and conduct of God by demonstrating love, joy, peace, sacrifice, and much more. Salt makes food taste better, in the same way, our speech should make Christ more attractive to those we come in contact with every day. Be a doer of the Word in action and speech. Share Jesus with those around you today.
“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;” (Philippians 3:10). Paul’s desire in this passage was to know Christ completely. This included the power of His resurrection in his life so that Paul could live his life as Christ lived His. Even a life unto death. Do you want to know Jesus in that way, to know Him even more? Have you truly fallen in love with Christ? Examine your heart and see who has first place in your life. Spend some time with Jesus and fall in love with Him again. If Jesus is not your Savior and Lord and you want to know Him, go to my website http://www.T4GM.org and click the link “How To Become A Christian?”
“For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock” (Psalm 27:5). A king’s pavilion was a tent that erected in the middle of the army’s encampment. The tent was thus surrounded by an army of brave soldiers. With all the host of the army camped about, this was the safest place on the battlefield. This is what God does for His Children. As the battles of life rage around us, God hides us in the center of His protection. The word “hide” means to treasure away. Paul wrote. “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3). Just remember, when the battle rages around you God is hiding you in His pavilion surrounded by His protection.