Do Not Grieve The Holy Spirit

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. (Ephesians 4:30)

All blessings flow to us through the Holy Spirit. And no good thing can come out of us (in holy thought, devout worship, or gracious act) except by the sanctifying work of the same Holy Spirit. It is God who works in us to will and to do of His own good pleasure.

We can speak for Jesus only when the Holy Spirit touches our tongue. And it is the Holy Spirit who makes intercession for us in our prayer. Without the Holy Spirit we can do nothing. We can have no life within us except through the Holy Spirit.

Let us not grieve the Holy Spirit. Let us not provoke Him to anger by our sin.

Let us not quench the Holy Spirit. Let us be ready to obey His every prompting.

Let us attempt to do nothing without the Holy Spirit. Let us begin no project, carry on no enterprise, and conclude no transaction, without imploring His blessing.

Let us do the Holy Spirit the due homage of feeling our entire weakness apart from Him. Let us depend alone upon Him for our every undertaking all the days of our life.

The Bible is the Word of God

(1) The Bible is completely true.

The Bible is a collection of 66 books, written by about 40 authors over a period of more than 1600 years.

It includes history, prophecy, poetry, biography, ethics, philosophy and science.

In each of these is infallibly true.

No expert has ever disproved a single statement in the Bible.

What the Bible says on any subject is true!

But the Bible is primarily a book about God and our relationship with Him.

(2) The Bible is constantly true.

The Bible is never out of date.

God still reveals Himself today, through the pages of the Bible, in such a way that He can be found and know.

Are you a genuine seeker? Then come to the Bible and ask God to make its truth clear to you.

"And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart." (Jeremiah 29:13)

The Lord Is My Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23:1)

In trying to discover God's will for our life, we must not forget that He is our Shepherd.

(1) He supplies our needs (v. 1)

He knows all our needs. He supplies them at the correct time because He cares about our spiritual growth.

(2) He restores us (v.3)

He restores our soul from our sins, from our enemies, and from the shadow of death.

(3) He leads us (v. 3)

He guides us in the paths of righteousness. He takes us in the paths of right living. He calls us to follow behind Him. We just have to follow His footsteps.

(4) He protects us (v. 4)

He protects us in the shadow of death. He protects us in our trials and tribulation. He stands beside us, He rescues us, and He brings us safely home.

(5) He richly blesses us (v. 5)

Occasionally, He keeps all our foes at bay. He makes joy abound in our hearts with His many blessings.

(6) He perseveres to the end with us (v. 6)

His goodness and love will follow us all our days. He will not give up until His goodness and mercy have followed us home to His eternal glory.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Constant In Prayer

"Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart," - Luke 18:1-
Christians ought always to pray and not lose heart.

We are to come near to God.

We are to pray and ask from Him.

We are to intercede for others.

The church always need our prayer.

We are to go to God every time.

There are those among us who are declining, or falling into open sin.

There are those we care most, that they may be carried in Christ's bosom.

We are to pray for the strong, lest they grow presumptuous.

We are to pray for the weak, lest they become despairing.

There is always a special subject for supplication.

Let us be constant in prayer.