“This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters;…” (Jeremiah 29:4-6) In this text we see God saying to His people in Babylon to get so involved in the life of the people there. He told them to settle, plant, marry etc. Contrary to what
“In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”(John 1:4-5) John the apostle said first of all that the Light is a person, not a principle, low or code. Therefore in order to shine this Light, we will have to have a relationship with Him – Jesus. Secondly, John said the Light is Life, not judgment or negativity. It means
“ Woe to him who strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth! Shall the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’ Or shall your handiwork say, ‘He has no hands’?”(Isaiah 45:9) When God writes the book of your life, He does not start with the first page but the last (Psalm 139:16). This subject is important because our values and fruitfulness in life are
“But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word, I will let down the net.” (Luke 5:5) Looking at the men and women God used, you will notice that they all had both failures and success in their lives. We can, therefore, conclude that failure can be turned into success in one’s life. People are trained for success, and not for failure (when it occurs).
“He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him” (Isaiah 53:2) The prophet Isaiah prophesying about the Messiah, Jesus, described Him as a tender plant growing out of a dry ground. Dry ground is a description of a hostile environment. In other words, Jesus was going to have