Friday, July 18, 2014

Five Things Needed to Live In This World

By Ronnie W. Wolfe

Change:  Not presidential change or even socially moral change, but a change of heart wrought inwardly by the Holy Spirit. Never can this world be a proper world without a spiritually moral undergirding. This change comes from hearing, believing, and practicing the Gospel.
Challenge:  Every believer in Christ is challenged through the word of God, the Bible. If one does not spend time in the word, he cannot receive nor practice the challenges that God commands and expects from his children.
Character:  The word "character" is not in the Bible, but the Bible speaks of it in words such as upright, just, good, sinner, wicked, unjust. Each one of us has a character; but, if that character is not ordered by the word of God, it will not meet the demands of our Just God. In order to live in the world in a proper way, we must have the good character wrought out of a deep love and study of God's word along with personal time with God in prayer and meditation.
Cognition:  This is the process of acquiring learning. We must continually be learning. We must know even our enemies, for Satan is as a roaring lion walking about seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). We must learn more about our Master and his Kingdom and teach these things to our children.

Commitment:  We must be committed to the three things that remain: faith, hope, and charity. We must trust the Lord in faith, depend upon him in hope, and exercise charity (love). Then the world will make sense.

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