According to Jesus, the most important commandment is, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
A disciple of Christ is not just a worshiper. He or she is not even just a worshiper of God. A follower of Jesus is a worshiper of God “in spirit and truth.”
There is no need to fear anything for those who truly fear God and trust in him.
Jesus warned us, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father in heaven” (Matt. 7:21).
When we don’t see answers to our prayers, we tend to lose heart and stop praying. But Jesus said that it is necessary that we always pray and not lose heart.
John Piper said, “The road to heaven is a hard road but it is not joyless.” True, Jesus even commanded us to “rejoice and leap for joy,” and said it in the context of suffering and persecution.
Jesus gives us seven promises to help us fight anxiety with faith in God’s future grace.
Our fear of men may hinder us from faithfully living and sharing the gospel of Jesus. How do we fight our anxieties and fear of men with the promises of God?
We normally consider murder as a heinous crime. But how about anger? Is it something that we must seriously deal with? Jesus thinks so. Jesus commands us so.
We must not just throw away any anger in us; we must also replace it with reconciliation, forgiveness, and mercy and love.