Thursday, September 17, 2009

As Christians, what are we to know in order to handle life successfully?

Four things to handle life:

1. We must know the Lord.

“…grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18, nasb). We grow in grace and knowledge of Christ as we read, study, learn, and obey the Word of God.

John Sung (the great Chinese evangelist in the 1930’s and 40’s) read eleven chapters of the Bible daily. By reading only 15 minutes daily, you can read the Bible every year.

2. We must know ourselves.

“Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them. . .” (1 Timothy 4:16,nasb).

“Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought to think: but to think with sound judgment . . .” (Romans 12:3, nasb)

3. We must know right from wrong.

“We are to grow in the Lord to maturity, mature people who “have their senses trained to discern good and evil” (Hebrews 5:14, nasb).

In regards to certain activities, we so often say “What’s wrong with it?” Perhaps we should instead ask “What’s right (good) about it?”

4. We must obey to learn.

Jesus says, “If anyone is willing to do His (God’s) will, he will know of the teaching. ..” (John 7:17, nasb); “So let us know (obey), let us press on to know the Lord” (Hosea 6:3, nasb).

So if you want to know God, obey Him!

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