The Church is the most precious, priceless thing in the whole world to Jesus. He shed His blood to bring it forth. He sanctified it with His blood — and He’s coming back for it one day.
If we want to honor the Holy Spirit, we’ll have to do it by the way we live our lives. We’re not perfect, but if we do something that hints of displeasing Him, we can quickly recognize it and turn from that behavior.
The applause of men is a reward that is very short-lived, but the applause of God lasts for all eternity. If you do what Jesus has called you to do with a right heart — you, too, will receive this eternal reward.
Christmas can be a time when many feel deep anguish and pain over some great loss in their lives. Not only is God the God of all mercies and comfort, He is the Healer and Restorer of broken hearts and lives.
We have been commanded to put on the love of God like a garment. Paul wrote in Colossians 3:14, “And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.”
Perhaps you have diligently put your hand to the plow of seeking God and growing in the knowledge of Him every day. I want to encourage you that your diligence and faithfulness have not been in vain.