Matthew 5:16 says, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven". I find it interesting that Jesus says 'let your light so shine'. Why not just say, let your light shine? In this verse the word for "so" in the original … Continue reading Let your Light so Shine
The preacher (i.e. the main character of the book of Ecclesiastes) at the end of his long existential ponderings and theological philosophies arrived at a conclusion; and the conclusion was this: "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man..." (Ecclesiastes … Continue reading The Whole Duty of Man
After you have denied yourself and carried your cross, you need to learn how to walk effectively in the newness of life that you have received through Christ. That is the essence of you to follow Jesus as a disciple. The word used here as follow in the original text of the greek word is … Continue reading Follow Jesus as a Disciple
Most of us can already (at least to some extent) relate to this. When you are away from home and you stop at a restaurant to buy lunch, then you notice something on the menu that looks really delicious. If it is far more expensive than what you wanted to buy but you decide that … Continue reading Denying Yourself
A cross is really just an instrument of death. In the days of Jesus in the flesh, whenever someone was accused of crimes against the nation (rebellion against government, disruption of peace etc) death by crucifixion was considered capital punishment (i.e it was the highest form of punishment). It was execution because a person who … Continue reading Take Up Your Cross
Ephesians 4:26-27 says, "Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil". To a person who is just seeing the topic of this article for the first time and even for those who are well acquainted with it, the topic may seem like … Continue reading Anger without Sin, How Possible?
Ephesians 1:18 says, "The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints" The human being is unique among all of God's creation because he is a tripartite being meaning he has three distinct … Continue reading The Eyes of Understanding Enlightened
One of the major virtues which many christians do not exhibit is "patience", yet it is so important that it is among the nine fruits of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22. It is for this reason that the most frequently used analogy by Jesus to describe the Christian experience in the kingdom of God is … Continue reading Are You Patient with God?