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.


He Came to Save Us

She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins. Matt. 1:21

As we celebrate the coming of Jesus, we need to remember that He did not come to make us successful, prosperous, comfortable, fulfilled, or even happy. He did not come to give us a trouble-free life. That was not His primary mission. He came to save us from OUR sins. He came to deliver us from the penalty and the power of sin in our lives. As you celebrate Christmas, have you received what Jesus came to do?