Discipline, commitment, intentionality, planning, carry-through, consistency, dedication. These qualities will get you to your goals. Continue reading
by J. Randal Matheny
Tares grow among the wheat,
Hypocrites sit at Jesus’ feet,
Traitors kiss like closest friends,
Doctrine of pretty preachers offends,
Followers keep the needy at bay,
Hush their cries and block the way —
But shall I, because of them,
Cease to reach for the Savior’s hem?
Some people can hold up for an hour in the gym, but can’t manage ten minutes in the Word of God. Others can watch television for hours on end, but sleep in the middle of prayer. Why? Depraved minds. Carnality. Dissolution.
Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
1 Timothy 4:7b-8 ESV
Opportunities do not lack to exercise godliness, devotion, dedication to God. Copies of Scripture are everywhere. Bible classes are always being offered. Every day presents open doors to serve, to speak a word of salvation.
Say no to worship of the body, and yes to dedication to good works in Christ Jesus.
Another little dictionary/glossary term, much of it taken from my Forthright article last month. Continue reading