Humility, self-giving, service: these are the qualities of Jesus that made him victorious over sin and death. Those who want to follow him must adopt the same mind and spirit in order to walk his victorious path.
God has a direction in mind for his people. Those who lead God’s people well are those who know where God wants us to go and helps his people get there.
God honored the heart behind David\’s plan to build him a house, but it wasn\’t for David to do. God had other plans in mind for the house that needed to be built.
David learned some hard lessons when he brought the Ark to Jerusalem. That doesn\’t surprise us though; the presence of God is nothing to be toyed with and must be sought in the way he has prescribed in his word.
God\’s people must do good deeds. In order to do good in a world filled with violence and selfishness, kindness must rule.
Nothing about the Spirit of Christ lines up with the values of the world. This is arguably most obvious when it comes to the meekness and lowliness of Christ.
\”Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.\” (Hebrews 13.2)
The book of Hebrews exhorts us to be loyal to Jesus over all because Jesus is better than all.
Paul\’s letters to Timothy and Titus contain five \”trustworthy statements\” that not only sum up some of the critical messages of those letters but of the entirety of Christian belief. In the midst of the unreliability of the world, these statements give God\’s people something to stand on.
Christians are commanded to gather for worship to encourage one another in their faith (Hebrews 10.19-25). God has designed those worship activities to be effective. The task of saints is to understand and follow the instructions he has given.