Month: October 2023



In Titus 3:10, we find a short and potent verse that offers guidance on how to handle difficult situations within our Christian community.

“Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them.”

Addressing Division in the Church

This verse addresses a common issue in the life of a faith community: division and dissension.

The Apostle Paul advises Titus, a trusted church leader, on how to handle those who continually sow discord among believers. It begins with a process of reconciliation and correction.

Principle of Restoration

The first step is to warn the divisive individual. This isn’t done out of anger or condemnation but with the hope of restoration.

The aim is to help them recognize the harm their actions or attitudes are causing and encourage them to mend their ways, fostering unity within the church.

Protecting the Unity of the Church

If the person persists in causing division after a second warning, Paul advises that the church should distance itself from them.

This isn’t about exclusion but rather about protecting the unity and peace of the church. Sometimes, such separation is necessary to prevent the poison of division from spreading.

Application for Our Lives

As you reflect on Titus 3:10, consider your role in maintaining unity within your Christian community.

  • Are you contributing to peace and harmony, or are your actions divisive?
  • When faced with discord, do you follow the biblical principles of warning, correction, and, if necessary, separation, with the ultimate goal of restoration and unity?

This verse reminds you of the importance of addressing division with grace and wisdom, seeking the well-being of our faith communities.

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Living in the Kingdom

Living in the Kingdom

In Romans 14:17, the Apostle Paul unveils a profound truth about the Kingdom of God that resonates with the core of Christian living.

“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.”

Nature of God’s Kingdom

Paul begins by clarifying the nature of God’s Kingdom. It’s not about external rituals or regulations, like what we eat or drink.

Instead, the essence of the kingdom resides in internal realities. This understanding challenges the legalistic tendencies that can sometimes hinder our faith.

Righteousness, Peace, and Joy

The heart of this verse lies in the three pillars of God’s kingdom: righteousness, peace, and joy:

  • Righteousness refers to our right standing with God through Christ.
  • Peace signifies the reconciliation we have with God, resulting in inner and outer harmony.
  • Joy is the natural outflow of our relationship with the Holy Spirit, bringing delight even amidst life’s challenges.

In the Holy Spirit

Paul emphasizes that this righteousness, peace, and joy are found “In the Holy Spirit.” It’s a reminder that the Christian life isn’t merely about moral efforts but is profoundly influenced by the presence and work of the Spirit in our lives.

The Holy Spirit empowers us to live out the values of God’s kingdom.

Apply It

As you contemplate on Romans 14:17; evaluate your priorities.

  • Are you overly fixated on external religious practices or legalistic rules?
  • Are you experiencing the transformative power of righteousness, peace, and joy that comes from living in God’s kingdom?

Focus on the heart of your faith, cultivate a life marked by these attributes, empowered by the Holy Spirit.

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Danger of Idolatry

Danger of Idolatry

In Romans 1:25, the Apostle Paul provides a sobering insight into the consequences of idolatry.

“They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.”

Exchanging Truth for a Lie

Paul starts by highlighting a dangerous exchange that humanity has made over time – trading the truth about God for a lie. This act of exchanging the truth represents a turning away from God’s revealed knowledge and embracing falsehood.

It’s a reminder of how easily we can be led astray by worldly pursuits and distractions, forsaking the authentic knowledge of God.

Worshiping Created Things

The heart of the issue here is idolatry. Paul points out that people have started worshiping and serving created things rather than the Creator Himself.

This isn’t just about bowing to statues; it’s about elevating anything in our lives to a position where it takes God’s place.

It could be our careers, possessions, or even our desires. When we do this, we’re essentially making idols out of these things.

Eternal Praise

Paul concludes this verse on a note of praise. He reminds us that the Creator is forever worthy of our worship and adoration.

Unlike created things that can fade away or disappoint, God remains eternally praiseworthy. This serves as an encouragement to realign our hearts with the truth about God, recognizing His unmatched worthiness.


As you reflect on Romans 1:25, examine your life.

  • Are there areas where you’ve exchanged God’s truth for a lie?
  • Are there idols we’ve unknowingly or knowingly placed before Him?

Seek God’s guidance today, and be sure that He occupies His rightful place in your life.

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River of Life

River of Life

The final chapter of the Bible, Revelation 22:1, offers a glimpse of the culmination of God’s redemptive plan; we encounter a profound image – The River of Life.

“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.”

God’s Abundant Provision

The River of Life represents God’s abundant provision for His people. It symbolizes the source of all spiritual sustenance and life itself.

This crystal-clear river flows directly from the throne of God and the Lamb, signifying their divine authority and grace.

God’s Holiness

The clarity and purity of the river highlight the Holiness of God. In His presence, there is no impurity, no darkness, and no deceit.

This verse reminds us that God’s nature is perfectly pure, and in His presence, we find the ultimate source of cleansing and transformation.

God’s Sovereignty

The fact that the river flows from the throne of God emphasizes His sovereignty. It is a reminder that God is the ultimate authority and ruler over all creation. His grace, mercy, and provision flow from His throne, and we are invited to approach Him with confidence.

Glimpse of Eternity

Revelation 22:1 offers us a glimpse of eternity, where the River of Life flows abundantly from God’s throne. It reminds us of God’s abundant provision, His purity and holiness, and His sovereign rule over all.

As you reflect on this verse, be encouraged to draw near to God NOW, immerse yourself in Him and find your ultimate source of sustenance and transformation in Him.

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God’s Sovereignty

God’s Sovereignty

Revelation 13:8 is a verse that opens a window into the vastness of God’s sovereignty, a theme that has been pondered and explored throughout history.

“All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.”

Lamb’s Book of Life

The Lamb’s Book of Life is signifies God’s eternal knowledge and predestination. It contains the names of those who belong to Him, those who have accepted His salvation.

This verse reminds us that our faith and salvation are not a mere reaction to current events but have been part of God’s divine plan since the beginning of creation. It reinforces the idea that God’s sovereignty extends over all of history.

Lamb Slain from the Creation of the World

The phrase “The Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world” takes us back to the very foundation of our faith. It reminds us that God, in His foreknowledge, knew that humanity would need a Savior.

The sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross was not a last-minute solution but part of God’s grand design to redeem humanity. This revelation should fill our hearts with awe and gratitude for God’s love and foresight.

Worship and God’s Sovereignty

The verse also speaks of worship, highlighting the choice between worshiping the beast or worshiping God. It emphasizes the importance of our response to God’s sovereignty.

In a world filled with distractions and temptations, we are called to remain faithful to God, recognizing His authority over all creation.

Our worship is not only an act of obedience but also a declaration of our faith in the Lamb who was slain for our salvation.

Trusting in God’s Sovereignty

Revelation 13:8 invites us to trust in God’s sovereignty, to find comfort in the knowledge that our names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, and to worship Him faithfully.

As you reflect on this verse; surrender to God’s sovereignty, worship Him wholeheartedly.

Is YOUR NAME written in the Lamb’s Book of Life?

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