“Deal with It!”
Acts 15: 6: “And the apostles and elders came together to look into this matter.” Traditionally, this is how the Church handles disagreements. There may be debates (v. 7), but in the end all come to one mind (v. 25). This is way better than ignoring the disunity, which always leads to Church splits and factions. But Christ is not divided! (1 Corinthians 1: 13)
Friday, September 11: “Wealth Alone Won’t Do It”
Job 31: 24-25, 28: “If I have put my confidence in gold, and called fine gold my trust, if I have gloated because my wealth was great, and because my hand had secured so much; that too would have been an iniquity calling for judgment, for I would have denied God above.” Job’s wealth was described in detail at the beginning of his story. But Job never relied on it, instead depending at all times upon God. As Jesus, said, it is quite difficult for a rich man to enter the Kingdom, but not impossible (Mark 10: 24); as long as he does not make the wealth his god and expect it to deliver him.
Saturday, September 12: “Let’s Hang on to What We’ve Got” (with apologies to the Four Seasons)
John 11: 48: “If we let Him go on like this, all men will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.” In their selfish ambition, the chief priests and Pharisees were more concerned with their place than with the truth. The funny thing is, the Romans did come and take away their place and their nation, not because of Jesus, but because of the wickedness of the Pharisees themselves. When you fight God, I don’t care who you are, you will not win.