Revelation 2:9 – “I know your afflictions and your poverty-yet you are rich!” (NIV 1978)
My Musings – It’s all a matter of perspective. The world may see poverty on the outside, but God sees the riches of Christ in our hearts.
My Advice – There may be lean years early in your career. But remember, no matter how little you have in your bank account, you are rich because you have Christ in your heart.
Hebrews 10:24 – Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (NIV 1978)
My Musings – Many of the signs are there that the Day is indeed approaching. But we have not heeded the warning. Regular Church attendance, even by devout believers, has been in the decline for many years.
My Advice – Find a Bible believing Church, that teaches the truth in love, and make it your habit to not only attend regularly, but become involved. You need it, and it needs you.
Nehemiah 10:39 – “We will not neglect the house of our God.”
My Musing – While this verse is talking about physical provision for the temple, we often neglect God’s house in another way. Failing to faithfully attend worship services and fellowship with other believers is a way that we neglect God’s house.
My Advice – Make it your habit to attend church regularly and to associate often and freely with other believers.