No amount of temporal success can compensate for the loss of God's approval.
Conversion is essential, but it is a beginning, not an end. The believer in Jesus Christ is not simply rescued from the penalty of his sin; he is redeemed to love God and his neighbor so that others might come to know him.
When believers neglect the revealed Word of God, they are likely to turn to silly and unprofitable methods of insight.
Exposure to false doctrine places a person at risk not just for theological errors but for moral failure.
God is enough like us to understand our problems and enough above us to be able to solve them.
Our identity as the people of God is marked primarily by our faithfulness in obedience to Him.
The Lord longs to exalt His people as trophies of His work in them.
The worship of false gods is always an outgrowth of spiritual deception.
Chastening is a mark of affection, not a sign of rejection.
What we do in public determines our reputation; what we do in private determines our character.
The wise Christian will learn from the spiritual blunders of others.
Prosperity is often the enemy of spiritual development.
A life that is lived without regard to God cannot be called living.
Only people of proven character should be placed in positions of spiritual leadership.
Discouragement is contagious and is easily transmitted to others.
Although spiritual growth puts our wills to the test, after the battle has been won, we recognize that the Lord is the true victor in the struggle.
The choice of a mate is crucial because no one has a greater influence on our spiritual lives.
The spiritual heritage of the godly lives on after they are gone.
Many people find spiritual growth possible only when times are hard; prosperity tends to promote complacency.
Celebration is best done in the company of others who can rejoice with us over God's goodness.
God never forgets a promise.
God wanted Israel, as He wants Christians, to learn to utterly abhor and detest anything that had the potential of coming between them and their God. The believer's enemies are typically internal rather than external, and they pose a powerful threat to spiritual health and progress.
Although the world places a premium on the latest things, some realities are discovered by looking into the past.
Our lives will last as long as God has something for us to do.
When shame is missing from corporate life, society, quickly becomes uncivilized.
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