Let it be borne in mind all along the line of our thought that we cannot come even into quiet possession of the truth without overcoming the opposition of forces, within and without, which would keep us from it; that we cannot, except by a high and sustained valor, bring our own lines into true and full conformity to the truth where so much is to be accomplished in molding character and life into this likeness, and where …
3 John 1:4 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
3 For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, just as you are walking in the truth. 4 No greater joy do I have than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.
That is, true Christians; living in accordance with the truth, for this constitutes the essence of true Christianity.
“When people we mentor and disciple are walking in the truth as God has commanded, we are filled with joy and pleasure.” – David Walls and Max Anders
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in the heavens. (Matthew 5:14, 16)
Being the light of the world is pre-eminently applied to Jesus in the Scriptures (Matt. 4:16; Luke 2:32; John 1:4; John 8:12; Isa. 49:6), because he is, in the moral world, what the sun is in the natural world. The apostles, Christian ministers, and all Christians are lights of the world, because they, by their instructions and example, show what God requires, what is the condition of man, what is the way of duty, peace, and happiness the way that leads to heaven. As the city on the hill, Christians must be seen; they ought to be holy, harmless, and undefiled.
1 Corinthians 10:13 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
13 No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.
As promised in the Bible, how may God “provide the way of escape” of temptations and trials for us? How are we to understand what God promises with regard to our personal limitations in the face of trials and temptations?
“Now may the God who gives endurance and comfort grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus.”—ROMANS 15:5.
“The unsaved obviously do not experience God’s Word because they do not welcome it. Only the regenerate have the capacity to welcome and experience the Scriptures, by means of the Holy Spirit.”― (Zuck 1991, 23)
In the Bible several different Hebrew and Greek words are used to denote anger. Anger is an intense emotional reaction, sometimes directly expressed in overt behavior and sometimes remaining a largely unexpressed feeling. The word normally used in the Bible to refer to an emotion considered sinful. All of us have gotten angry. Should we vent our anger or should we contain it? How can God’s Word help?