Age is relative, isn’t it? In our own way, we still search for the fountain of youth. We resist the aging process by camouflaging the spots and wrinkles. Still, aging continues its relentless march.
Many people desire to be involved in the activities of the church but are not sure what exactly they should do. They may think to themselves that they do not want to do something that is already being done. The idea being they do not want to “copy” someone else but want a distinct or unique identity with their activity.
In First Corinthians chapter five, the inspired apostle Paul calls out the sin happening in the congregation at Corinth.
I can’t believe it, but it is already December. The lights are up and the tree is decorated. Christmas time is almost here (18 shopping days left by the way…). I am glad for this time of year. For many, Christmas time brings about openness to religion that is not always present. As Christians, we know that there is no religious significance to Christmas and we are not to treat any holiday as a religious observance. However, most people in America put Christ in Christmas and, therefore, are more open to discussion during this time of year.
Every day I thank God for my family. I try not to take the blessing of having a loving Christian wife and two healthy daughters for granted. I know of so many who have not been as fortunate. I’ve lived long enough to appreciate the wisdom that the writers said about a godly wife and children – a godly wife (worthy woman) is more valuable than rubies (Proverbs 31:10) and children are a heritage of God and man’s reward (Psalm 127:3-5). If I truly believe these things (and I do) then I would be remiss if I didn’t thank God for them every single day.