Return to me, and I will return to you.—Malachi 3:7.

God made two wonderful promises to believers. First, they will be mine indicates a special relationship to God—part of his spiritual family (John 1:12). Followers of the true God are precious to him, like treasures of gold and silver (Exod. 19:5; 1 Chr. 29:3; Eccl. 2:8). Believers should never feel unloved or insignificant. Second, God would spare them from the wrath to come (4:1).

CHRISTIAN PARENTS: What is a Rebel and How Do You Prevent Your Child from Becoming Rebellious?

Young people today are nothing like they were just a few decades ago. They are so difficult to read, to know what they are thinking, or to know what they will do from one moment to the next. Parents believe that they know their children, but thanks to electronics and the internet, it is so easy for them to have a whole other world, living two different lives.


“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up.—1 Cor. 10:23.

While our personal decisions in life are certainly personal, we must keep in mind, if they stumble another Christian, we could be held accountable. Thus, if we exercise our freedom to something and know another in the church would disagree with this, we can choose to not share our choice with him or her.

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