Tennessee Bible College would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! Today we are sharing a special devotional article reflecting on the words of the apostle Paul about thanksgiving. Paul wrote to the Philippians in Philippians 4:6, “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Paul also wrote, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (I Thess. 5:18).
In Jeremiah Chapter 6, verse 16, the great Prophet, Jeremiah, is inspired by God to pen these words, “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.” It is interesting that the prophets of old, who we look to for examples, often begin what they say with, “Thus saith the Lord.” This is important. Why is it important? It is important, because God’s Word is what saves.
I was looking at a display in a Civil War Museum when I noticed an old letter. A Confederate soldier wrote the letter to his wife in August 1864. He mentioned some interesting things about the war and the times, but what really impressed me was how he closed the letter. I expected to see “Affectionately yours” or “With love” just before his signature. These words are meaningful and they would certainly have been appropriate. But this soldier looked at his marriage in a way that is rare today. He closed the letter with these words: “Your husband until death.” These were not empty words.
In last week’s article we discussed Jude’s statement that we are to “earnestly contend for the faith once delivered” (Jude 3). We pointed out that this contending for the faith must be done earnestly, and that we must use the weapons at our disposal (Eph. 6:13-18). Before leaving this subject we want to mention a few other things.
As we begin to focus on the purpose of this epistle, we see that Jude’s original desire was to write about our common salvation shared in Christ (v.3). The need to change his purpose is seen in the next verse (v. 4). That men “crept in “unawares” (“unnoticed” NKJV) should cause us to stop and think.
It has been said by many over the years “Parenting is on-the-job training.” I believe this is true to a great extent. I also believe it is a true observation related to marriage and the family in general.
“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby” (I Peter 2:2). “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” (II Peter 3:18). These scriptures tell us that it is possible for God’s children to grow; it is God’s will that we should grow and how we may grow.
One of the titles given Jesus in the scriptures is “Saviour.” Robert Young defines the word that is translated “saviour” as: “A Saviour, preserver” (Young’s Analytical Concordance to the Bible). On the night of His birth, Luke informs us that the angel of the Lord...
The culmination of God’s plan for the redemption of man is the church of Christ. We might well assert that God’s plan for man’s salvation is the church of Christ. Paul said in Ephesians 3:1-12: For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If...
J. M. McCaleb wrote, “Of one the Lord has made the race; Thro' one has come the fall.” The number “one” appears numerous times in both the Old and New Testaments. As in the line in this great song, “The Gospel is for All,” the word often has great significance. This...
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