God appreciates when we show concern for others, developing the maturity to overlook the slights others have made to us. Love sets an example for others.
We are called to take on the very nature of God, to put on the love of God. Surprisingly, We can rekindle our first love by ardently keeping God's Commandments.
Following our too frequent mess-ups in life, forgiveness is so refreshing! We must forgive others if we are to be forgiven.
During times of unrest and confusion, it is easy to blame others for our problems. Yet finger-pointing is contrary to everything God teaches, as it shows a self-exalting, judgmental attitude. Now is the time to break this ingrained habit!
The church grapevine is good at spreading news, but it can be evil when it spreads gossip and rumor. Gossip actually harms the gossip himself. Here's how.
Richard Ritenbaugh introduces his topic of covering sins by reflecting on the illegal trial of Jesus, in which false witnesses and false accusations were trumped up by the presumptuous Jewish religious leaders against the very Son of God. The Pharisees and. . .
The apostle James says that the tongue can metaphorically start a dangerous fire. He warns that gossip, tale-bearing and being a busy-body is like murder.
God put up with the foibles of Abraham, Samson, David, Job, and others, allowing them time to repent and build character. We need to develop this godly trait.
Mark Schindler, asking us to ponder the incredible privilege we have been given to be placed within the Body of Christ, called when we were dead in trespasses, reminds us that this same privilege applies to our fellow saints as well. He warns us not to sel. . .
Man's estrangement from God is wholly man's fault. Atonement denotes the way harmony is achieved, making the entire world at one or reconciled with God.
God is the only perfect example of fatherhood. We need to emulate His virtues, among them being the perfect example of what we want our children to be.
Jesus teaches in the Sermon on the Mount: "Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For by the standard you judge you will be judged, ...
John Ritenbaugh focuses upon those factors that led ancient Israel into apostasy (Deuteronomy 29:18-21) drawing some poignant parallels to the current deplorable situation in the pernicious doctrinal changes of the Worldwide Church of God. Like a frog incr. . .