From the archives
Most of us have been to a bank before to withdraw money or pay in money. In the UK some banks have a notice up that says 'Beware of distraction thieves'.
What then is a distraction thief?
Character is the way a person conducts themselves, a persons qualities which others see.
Does character matter? Yes.
Let’s have a look at this scripture:
Why do many societies have problems with some youths? Note the word “some” because this does not apply to all youths.
It’s mainly because youths are inexperienced in life, yet they want to live as adults. They have a tendency to make irrational decisions due to immaturity. Many adults have looked back at their lives and said “I wish l did not do that when l was younger”.
When we look at scripture, we can see examples of youths that lived for the Lord and brought honour to His name. This tells us that being a youth, is no excuse to do otherwise.
Does the Lord speak to us through His creation? Yes He does, all you need to do is look at the scriptures.
There are so many illustrations with various parts of creation. Let’s now look at the grass.
The phrase “sound doctrine” is mentioned a few times in scripture. So what is “sound doctrine”?
For something to be sound, it has to be whole. In other words a healthy doctrine, wholesome.
We don’t need to look far to see that sound doctrine is being contested in our days. This is not a surprise as we can see in scripture.
Let’s assume you lived in a country where they had kings and queens and the king of the land gave you a gift. Would you appreciate it? Yes and again yes. As a matter of fact, you will be showing everyone you had an opportunity to, to let them know that the king gave you a gift.
Many of us are aware that there are many offices in the body of Christ; Bishop, Deacon, Pastor, Apostle, etc.
Let’s have a look at scripture to see what it says:
We can learn a lot from 1 Thessalonians 3, the heart that Paul had for the people and his commitment to them. As we will see, this was not just Paul, but the leadership, or in other words those that had responsibility for the Thessalonian’s.
Have you ever made a decision without examining the full facts and realised you had made a mistake?
Well depending on what it is, hasty decisions can sometimes be very costly.
Yes we do have to make every day decisions, but things that can have a great impact need to be weighted very carefully before a decision is made.
Heavens agenda in any situation is several steps up higher than what we are thinking. Kevin Zadai.