I started to skip today with sharing Scripture graphics, since it's Christmas... but then, why? The best thing about Christmas is that it's a reflection of God sending His Son to us. And the more Bible I can get on Christmas, the better!
It’s not that God is silent or unwilling to show us His ways—how often does He point us to the right direction, yet we refuse to acknowledge it or change? We are responsible for every time we answer or do not answer His calling; every time we hear or refuse to hear His voice; every time we choose evil over His ways. And this applies as much in the “small areas” of life as in the “big areas.”
We are still able to stand by the words and epistles—the Scriptures which have been preserved for us. The question is, are we standing fast? Or do we listen more to what the world has to say than God’s Word does?
For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you: Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us. (2 Thessalonians 3:7-9)
This is written of the examples of church leaders/ministers, but how is our example? Are we living our lives so that others can follow? Though Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy were leaders, they did not abuse their position because they realized it would affect their testimony. Whatever stage of life we’re in…are we living with a thought of the testimony we’re leaving behind?
"Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land." Job 1:9-10
When Job's livelihood and family were taken away, it proved that his security was God, not possessions; his master was God, not things; his worship was God, not that which fades away. Do we view things in life above God?
Today, instead of just commenting here, today makes a great opportunity to share Scripture with someone else, pointing them to Jesus Christ!