Psalms 131:1 [NIV]I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.
Some things are easier said than done. “Never criticize people who are doing what you have never done”,(Proph. Vincent Bannerman). Do not talk about or involve yourself in things you know nothing about, like someone’s marriage, a Christian’s scandal or downfall etc. Concentrate on yourself and pray that when you get there, God should give you the grace to sail through.
Malachi 1:6 KJV A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the Lord of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?
Christians are people who have accepted Jesus as our Lord and savior. That means He is the master of our lives and not we. However, sometimes we don’t act like He is the one in charge. Every time we go our own way, we prove we do not really see Him as the Lord we claim to. Let’s allow God’s will to have precedence in our lives.
Malachi 3:14,16 KJV Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the Lord of hosts?  Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it , and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord , and that thought upon his name.
Serving Christ is its own reward. We do not serve God in vain, for He rewards those who diligently seek Him. Let’s not be one of those who fall away because they think it’s fruitless, but let’s know Whom we serve, so our faith in God will not be buffeted up and down by the changing scenes of life.
Proverbs 14:21 KJV He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
It is silly to judge people based on their appearance or present circumstances. Some people miss blessings because they decide to judge someone by their appearance or their current situation. Jesus was rejected by a lot of people because He didn’t look like they expected Him to look like, and it was their loss. Never look down on anyone. “Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet them on your way down.” – Wilson Mizner.
Deuteronomy 31:8 KJV And the Lord , he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.
The only one who is always there for us in life is God. Even the most trusted friends and family can fail us. We don’t have to be afraid of any circumstance because God goes ahead of us into every situation, and thus no situation can overwhelm us.
Colossians 3:15 KJV And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
There are a lot of things that threaten our peace on earth. It seems every time a problem is solved, another is on the horizon. However, as Christians, it’s up to us to *allow* the peace of God to rule in our hearts. It’s not automatic, it’s a decision. Let’s accept and allow the peace of God to rule in our hearts.
Genesis 39:21 KJV But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
Christians are not ordinary people. We carry the presence of God and that makes a big difference between us and other people. Wherever we go, people must be able to see a difference us and the others. This is not automatic. You can’t expect to stand out if one does like others. Let us be faithful and have integrity in the little things, so that people will notice and give glory to God.