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CHURCH OF CHRIST

On this rock I will build my church
Matthew 16:18

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- Feeding the mind, nourishing the soul

Terry Mabery

Today's 'Lustrative Message

 

July 19, 2017
Driving through the fog one day reminded me of the words of Jesus, “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” We Christians need eyes to see and ears to hear rather than live in a fog and not follow God’s word. There is only one truth, and that is God’s word. We must strive daily to see it clearly.

Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Eph 5:17 ESV

Don’t be foolish. Seek God’s will through His word today and everyday. He has the answers to life’s questions.

July 12, 2017
A family was traveling at night, pulling a trailer behind their car. Their little two year-old had an “emergency,” so they pulled over to the side of the highway and turned on their hazard lights. It was then that a car came over the rise, and plowed straight into their car. The policeman asked the erring driver the obvious question: “Why didn’t you slow down?” The answer was simple. “I saw all those lights, and I was confused!” Confused? Why would one be confused by the warning lights? Why would one continue headlong is a confused state?

Many live their spiritual lives like that man drove the highway. Many are “confused” by the warnings of God’s word. Yet, they do not slow down to observe the warning. They continue headlong through life ignoring the warnings. One should not be confused. One should learn to understand the warnings ahead.

The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving. Prov 14:8 ESV

Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Eph 5:17 ESV

People may claim confusion. Yet, God would not command us to understand something we could not understand. Don’t be foolish. Spend time today and every day studying God’s word. Learn the warnings. Apply them to your life. Keep safe spiritually. TLM

July 5, 2017
Since I always keep my eyes glued to the road, I did not have time to notice the advertiser on a billboard. However, with a quick glance a phrase caught my attention. The claim of the advertiser was, “Our promise is always a guarantee.”

Certainly, that should be the case for each of us as Christians. We are to be truthful one with another. However, I want to go further with that. Consider our God and Creator. Consider all the promises recorded that He has made. There is not one promise or covenant made by God that has been broken by Him. He is true to His word.

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 ESV

Consider the above promise made by the God who is always true to His word. Remain steadfast and you will receive the crown. Start today and remain so everyday.

Pray for strength and God’s help. TLM