Our personal relationship with God is meant to be just that…personal. This relationship we have with God is something that others will never understand. It is based… Read more “Maintaining Your Focus”
In personal relationships, we invest time in getting to know the other person because we have our own personal objectives in mind. But how often do we… Read more “What Are Your Motives?”
As parents, we have two choices before us:
1) we can remain stagnant and in a state of denial about the fact that our children have a mind and a will of their own, which makes them capable of making choices for which they will be held accountable, or 2) we can accept the fact that our children have a mind and a will of their own, which makes them capable of making choices for which they will be held accountable.
Likewise, having God lead us does not mean that we will always follow. Disobedience is possible. Does it make God a bad parent? Not at all. Why? We all have a mind and a will of our own, which makes us capable of making choices for which we will be held accountable. As our Heavenly Father, it means that He sometimes has to provide correction, along with additional instruction, to assist us in returning to the proper path (Heb. 12:5-11)…#thinkonthesethings
All parents (both Christian and non-Christian) have the responsibility of helping to mold and shape the character and personality of their children through lessons concerning life within their local and global communities. But what happens when they do depart from the instruction we have provided them in their formative years?
As believers, we must acknowledge and accept the fact that raising our children according to the Biblical perspective does not always guarantee that they will continue to walk on the right path. It does not make us bad parents. It just means that even when obedience is taught, disobedience is still possible…#thinkonthesethings
…to be continued
Life in the wilderness…the experiences are often unimaginable. Life, as we know it, would be filled with chaos and disorder. It would cause our hearts to faint… Read more “Without God…”
Why does God frown upon our disobedience? Our disobedience threatens to undo the new work that God is doing within us. In so doing, our disobedience affects not only ourselves, but the rest of creation as well. How so? Our revelation as the sons of God will be hindered (delayed not denied) as it relates to our disobedience. Therefore, the rest of creation cannot experience its salvation from the corruptive acts of the Fall until we are revealed in our glorified bodies as sons of God (Rom. 8:18-23). Sin magnified within our lives and through our actions exposes our selfish nature which has to be destroyed daily through our obedience to God’s Word. Until then, we hold the rest of creation in subjection and bondage to the corrupt effects of the Fall. We must now ask ourselves, “Does it always have to be about us?”…#thinkonthesethings
The sabbath day of rest is a source of contention among many groups. Some say we should observe the sabbath on Saturdays because it is the seventh day of the week, according to the Julian calendar. Others say we should observe it on Sundays because, under the new covenant, the believers observed it on the first day of the week. Within the contemporary culture, there are people who are required to work on both days…so when is it the appropriate time for them to observe the sabbath day of rest?
As a part of the law, the sabbath day of rest was observed as a sign to the people of God that their days under the former oppressive system were over. It was a day to be observed wherein humanity would be restored to God’s order within the cosmos (universal creation) as we were in the beginning. It is a sign of a new and fresh beginning…one filled with unlimited possibilities within God’s Kingdom…in freedom…under His government…thus, destroying the system which had oppressed His people for so long.
So to answer the question, ‘When are the people to observe a sabbath day of rest whom have to engage in work on both normally observed days?,’ the answer would be…whatever day they are afforded to observe it. As we are under grace, we are no longer bound to either. God’s government does not allow us to neglect our responsibility of relationship to His creation, but it does free us from the oppression of man’s tradition without any condemnation…#thinkonthesethings