God is Always Good

Read: Daniel 3

When Polycarp (AD 69-155), who was bishop of the church at Smyrna, was asked by Roman authorities to renounce Christ if he wanted to be released, he said, “Eighty-six years I have served Him, and He never did me any wrong. How can I blaspheme my King who saved me?” The Roman officer threatened, “If you do not change your mind, I will have you consumed with fire.”


No Stumbling Block

Read: 2 Corinthians 6:3-10

Faultfinding is a popular amusement, and many of us find it easy to do it. Concentrating on the flaws of others is a great way to feel better about ourselves. And that’s the problem. Avoiding the faults that need to be rectified in our own lives not only blocks our spiritual growth but also obstructs God’s work through us. God’s effectiveness through our lives is enhanced or hindered by the way we live.


Seeing God’s Glory

Read: Exodus 33:18-20

We can see the glory of God every day. The heavens declare the glory of God (Ps. 19:1). His creation clearly reflects His glory. The Bible says, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory” (Isa. 6:3). The God of this world (the devil) has blinded the minds of unbelievers to keep them from seeing the light of the knowledge of the glory of Christ in the gospel (2 Cor. 4:4-6).


Overcoming Envy

Read: Genesis 4:1-16

Envy is a feeling of not having what another person has. It is a feeling of discontentment on seeing someone else’s possessions. Some people toil and work hard to achieve more than others because of the competitive spirit generated due to envy, which is all worthless (Eccl. 4:4). Envy can lead to disaster and lack of happiness. The Bible gives different examples on envy, which lead to destruction.