God’s Laws

The Lord our God commanded us to obey all these laws and to fear Him. These laws are for our own good as long as we live. Deut. 6:24

God did not give us rules to make us unhappy. He gave them to us for our own good. He made us and He knows what is good and what is bad for us. He loves us enough to warn us about what is harmful and to lead us to what will help us. Never look at God’s rules as restrictive but as liberating. His way sets us free to really enjoy life.


Wisdom

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. James 1:5

None of us have all the answers. We all need help at times to make decisions. God graciously tells us to ask Him for wisdom. He will never find fault with us asking. He is generous and wants to help us. When you’re at a crossroads and you do not know what to do, ask God to help you make the right choice. He enjoys being that kind of a God.



Marriage

Marriage is to be honored by all, and husbands and wives must be faithful to each other. God will judge those who are immoral and those who commit adultery. Heb. 13:4

Marriage was created by God. It is to be honored by all, those married and those unmarried. God does not treat lightly those who violate His principles of morality and faithfulness in marriage. Regardless of what is “socially acceptable” or what “everyone else is doing”, we should follow God’s plan for what He created, the beautiful institution of marriage.



Make Jesus Lord

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Cor. 5:17

 

A new year is great, but being a new creature is better. When we surrender to Christ, He makes us new. The past is forgiven and our future is secure in Him. And the good new is that it is available to anyone, no matter what you have done. Don’t make a New Year’s resolution. Make Jesus the Lord of your new year.