1 Peter 4:1-2 Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
However, the question today is… Do you respect others? Particularly, how do you respect God - His Name, His Book, and His Son?
I have a list of rules at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy. For the most part, people are respecting my rules. However, the one that isn’t being followed is the most important – don’t use God’s name in vain.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths. -Proverbs 3:5-6
So why do I read the Bible? Why do I pray? Why do I trust the Lord?
I can be so self deceived about the world, God, myself and many other things. The Bible commands me not to trust in my deceitful heart but to trust in the Lord. He can give me wisdom and guidance to guide my life far beyond what I'm capable of doing. My prayer today is that God would direct my steps, all of them.
But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith
The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
2 Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.