One of the most difficult parts of the Christian life is the fact that becoming a disciple of Christ does not make us immune to life’s trials and tribulations.
Jesus came to serve. As His disciples, we've been left here on earth to follow His example and serve a lost and hurting world.
There are people who claim to be Christians have that kind of self-sufficient attitude. They think because have brains, education, experience, and technology, prayer isn’t necessary.
Years after the apostle Paul became a child of God, he still regretted that he had persecuted Christians ( 1 Tim. 1:12-15). He couldn’t undo the past, and he didn’t try.
The Bible, God’s written Word, has withstood the passing of the centuries and the criticism of its detractors.
We may not always feel that God is listening, but He is. He cares, and He will respond.
We often spend lots of time and energy building our own little ‘castles’ of stuff and basking in our accomplishments. It all may seem worthwhile, but in the end it’s worthless.
In 1 John 4, the word love occurs 27 times, and God’s love through Christ is cited as the source of our love for God and for others.
We must rely on God to have the ultimate say about evildoers. “They shall soon be cut down like the grass” (Ps. 37:2).
We should take David’s approach to respond to the envious people:
Before the prodigal son started eating with pigs, he had a warm bed, a rich inheritance, a loving father, a secure future-and probably good food. But it wasn’t enough, He wanted “fun”.