Text: But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. (Galatians 6:14)
Tweet: Christians have nothing to boast about but the cross of Christ. By acclaiming it, however, we antagonize this world and alienate ourselves from it.
Text: As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. (Psalm 42:1)
Tweet: A heart for God is not proven by a recited sinner’s prayer, but by a perpetual panting for the presence of God.
Text: And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities. Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
Tweet: To be content with one’s Christ-given station in life, even if it is a dungeon, and not to be offended at the apparent better station of others, whom Christ has delivered from their distresses, is to successfully scale a soaring and most blissful spiritual summit.
Text: Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. (Jude 1:24-25)
Tweet: The Savior can be trusted to keep His saints from stumbling and their faith steadily on its feet until they all stand before Him spotlessly and enter into the unspeakable joy of His glorious presence forevermore.
Text: And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. (Jude 1:22-23)
Tweet: The soul-winner should deal with the skeptical softheartedly, while remaining unshaken by their skepticism, but must strong-arm the strong-willed, while remaining unsoiled by their sinfulness.
Text: Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. (Jude 1:21)
Tweet: Our continuing spiritual edification is dependent on our continual basking and bathing in God’s love until His mercy towards us is fully revealed to us when Christ returns for us to eternally receive us.
Text: But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, (Jude 1:20)
Tweet: Our Christian faith began with a prayer prayed under the Spirit’s conviction. Afterward, it is built up by prayers prayed under the Spirit’s compulsion.
Text: A wise man’s heart is at his right hand; but a fool’s heart at his left. (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
Tweet: Ever wonder why conservative Christians are called the “Religious Right” and liberal Democrats are called the “Radical Left”? Well, here’s your Scriptural explanation: “A wise man’s heart goes to the right , but a fool’s heart to the left.”
Text: Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. (Isaiah 1:4-5)
Tweet: When a people become too steeped in sin, they become sick in the head. Their unfettered iniquity leads to full blown insanity.
Text: These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. (Jude 1:19)
Tweet: End-time apostates are separatists within the church, separating those, like themselves, who follow their own senses, from those, unlike themselves, who follow God’s Spirit.