Much is said today about liberalism and conservatism, and much needs to be said; and probably this always will be the case. We understand the principles of binding where God has not bound and loosing where God has not loosed. Both areas get us into trouble with God. It is easy to get stretched to one of the two extremes. All should strive to be balanced right where the Lord has decreed. This takes diligent study and careful self-examination (2 Corinthians 13:5). Continue reading “THREE PRINCIPLES THAT PROMOTE BALANCE”
Don’t neglect your prayer time. It is the breath of the soul (Luke 18:1).
Don’t neglect your Bible. It is your sword for conquest, your hammer for construction, your guiding light for dreary days (Revelation 1:3).
Don’t neglect your body. It is the capital on which you are to do business for the rest of your life (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
Don’t neglect your mind. It is your channel for reaching up to the very thoughts of God (cf. Philippians 4:8).
Don’t neglect your laugh. The Bible teaches that A merry heart doth good like a medicine (Proverbs 17:22).
Don’t neglect your reputation. It is the gold with which you will meet the demands of a complex civilization (Matthew 5:14-16).
Don’t neglect your influence. It will point other people to the living God whom you serve (Proverbs 11:6).
A little boy was leading his sister up a rather difficult mountain trail.
She complained, “Why, this isn’t a path at all, it’s all rocky and bumpy.”
Her brother replied, “Sure, the bumps are what you climb on.”
That’s a remarkable piece of philosophy. What do you do with the bumps on your path of life? Continue reading “The Bumps Are What You Climb On”