When we sin against family members our transgressions are especially painful and the death of a child may not hurt as much as a child who goes astray. We need to be careful about letting others put words in our mouth. And we should not give advice we have not taken.
We must be careful not to tempt another person to sin or to put ourselves in positions where we may face powerful temptations. We need to confess all of our sins including the ones we may have covered up. And we must never allow sin to harden our hearts.
Procrastination may be more costly than dealing with our responsibilities in a timely manner. We always need to be mindful of the example we are setting especially for our children. And we must not make decisions based entirely on external factors.
Enemies of God enjoy not only criticizing Christians but also the One we worship when we fail. We should not be discouraged by untimely deaths but be motivated to work harder to join our brothers and sisters in the afterlife. Complications arise when we stray from God’s plan for marriage. Our best friends may turn out to be our worst …
We can never hide our sins from God. We must not be afraid to teach the word of God even when it will not be well-received. It’s easy to spot sin in others’ lives but we must not forget to look in our own. We should never value animal life more than human life. And we need to realize that …
Our greatest trials tend to be repeated throughout our lives. We must maintain our faith so we can overcome them whenever they return. We all need help sometimes. And our roles may change from time-to-time. We need to call to God in our greatest joy and in our deepest distress. He hears us and addresses our needs. And He doesn’t …
Sometimes our kind deeds may be misinterpreted but we need to do them anyway. We need to avoid having a suspicious attitude. Suspicion escalates into severed relationships and great destruction. We must not be cynical as a result of past experiences but we should emphasize our memories of happy moments instead.
We need to avoid setting ultimatums before other people. Procrastination can lead to job insecurity and health problems. We need to beware of flattering words. And we need to work to maintain peace whenever possible.
Faithful men are needed for handling delicate situations. Enthusiasm and tactfulness are valuable traits in any group. Good men bring good tidings. And a good father’s chief concern is his child.
Fierce words may win the day but soft words do more good in the long run. And in life we need to avoid developing a reputation of being argumentative and stirring up strife.