A Man’s enemies will be the members of his own household. Matthew 10:36 BSB
In spite of the advancement of technology, hard copies of books are still selling. There will always be a loyal following of individuals who enjoy the feeling of holding a book, turning the pages, and relishing in the fact that we never need to be concerned about a low battery that needs to be charged.
The most important book that exists is the Bible, which is the Word of God that was written by ordinary people who were inspired by God and guided by the Holy Spirit.
In Psalm, David said, “Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105
The Bible is our complete guide to how we are to live on a daily basis. We receive guidance on how to handle all of our problems. God’s promises always include “if and then” which indicates active participation on our part.
There is a dilemma that is occurring among believers and whether our loyalty to others includes tolerating chaos and confusion from those who are close to us.
Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a Believer be an unbeliever? 2 Corinthians 6:14-15 NLT
When we separate ourselves from the friends and family members who are unable to live in harmony and by God’s spiritual guidelines, then we may be faced with emptiness and extra time on our hands.
Believer Alert: There is an epidemic of depressed and lonely individuals among those who proclaim that, God is my all and all; yet, they are doing little to alleviate the suffering of others. When we fulfill our spiritual responsibilities to God and to those who are suffering, we do not have time to focus on ourselves.
Are you in your home feeling lonely?
There are individuals who are homeless, hungry, battered by domestic violence and other atrocities, and are struggling just to have their basic needs met. Many organizations are seeking volunteers to assist with the overwhelming social problems that plague our communities. Utilize your unfulfilled time to minister to those in need and you will never miss the companionship of those who Satan is using to bring unrest to your life.
Bible reading for today: 2 Corinthians 6
Prayer for today: Dear Heavenly Father, We ask you to forgive us for the sins of omission. We have failed to fulfill the mission that you have given to us in our lives. We have surrounded ourselves with individuals who are unequally yoked. Our lives are empty and we have wasted valuable time by being distracted by the things of the world. Please give us the strength as we attempt to change our habits and prepare for eternal life by doing your will. Thank you for your love, your grace and your mercies. We ask this prayer in the worthy name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
© Sonya Johnson Ruiz 2019