We can take joy in the truth of Christ, who was to come, who will return, and who will restore us and bring us home.
Everything God is doing in our lives is for our good, the joy of others, and His glory.
Being chosen for salvation by God for salvation should excite us. Are we excited to be God's servants?
The Bible demonstrates how community in Christ ought to regard one another as family, taking care of each other's needs.
Our friendship with Christ defines who we are.
A wise person seizes the opportunity of time, and a wise person seeks to do the will of the Lord. Be wise, for the days are evil.
Faith not only invites trust, but commands we do so with all of our hearts, without leaning on our own understandings.
Jonathan Edwards said, "There is a difference between believing that a person is beautiful, and having a sense of his beauty." So it is with us and our knowledge of God.
Perseverance and maturity mean that we respond to God through worship and works, and that we respond to Satan in warfare.
We are introduced to a brother who believes himself a sinner, one who believes himself righteous, and a father who has grace for both.