No amount of temporal success can compensate for the loss of God's approval.
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.
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.
Our identity as the people of God is marked primarily by our faithfulness in obedience to Him.
When believers neglect the revealed Word of God, they are likely to turn to silly and unprofitable methods of insight.
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.
Discouragement is contagious and is easily transmitted to others.
The wise Christian will learn from the spiritual blunders of others.
Only people of proven character should be placed in positions of spiritual leadership.
Prosperity is often the enemy of spiritual development.
A life that is lived without regard to God cannot be called living.
Many people find spiritual growth possible only when times are hard; prosperity tends to promote complacency.
God never forgets a promise.
A concern for doctrinal purity should always be based on love of the Lord, not a desire to express spiritual pride.
Although the world places a premium on the latest things, some realities are discovered by looking into the past.
The worship of false gods is always an outgrowth of spiritual deception.
When shame is missing from corporate life, society, quickly becomes uncivilized.
There is no substitute for a firsthand encounter with the Word of God.
The spiritual heritage of the godly lives on after they are gone.
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.
The choice of a mate is crucial because no one has a greater influence on our spiritual lives.
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.
Our lives will last as long as God has something for us to do.
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