As every year comes to an end and another begins; man starts his evaluation of the previous year. In the year gone by many things happened. Losses occurred of life and limb; relationships ended, assets disappeared, etc. On the flip side, gains also occurred, relationships began, etc. Each year takes people up, but also brings them down. Every year has tales of much given and tales of much taken away. Each year proves you cannot keep everything even if nailed to the floor. And even things that are literally nailed to the floor will be loss if the house burns down.
The Bible teaches that tomorrow is unknown, and that we brought nothing into life and will take nothing out of it. James 4:14. 1 Timothy 6:7. Instead of placing all effort into things of this life, why not focus on the soul and where one will spend eternality? Standing before Jesus Christ to judged is guaranteed, for it is appointed for man to die and the next is the judgment. Heb 9:27. 2 Cor 5:10.
No one wants losses, so let men should seek gains and seek in the right way. Man should hold on gains if possible; and if there is nothing that can be done to keep them; he needs to accept loss and start over. Such is easy to do, if a man has Jesus Christ. The teachings of Christ will instruct and uphold us as we go though the highs and lows of life.
To have a relationship with Christ; hear the word of God. (which you have if you read this far) John 6.45. Believe the word of God. Acts 18.8. Decide to repent of your sins. Luke 13.3. Confess Jesus Christ, the savior. Rom 10.9-10. Acts 8.36-37. Be baptized for the forgiveness of your sins. Acts 8.38. Acts 2.38. Acts 22.16. After that you will be able to rejoice and have the support of God as you tackle your gains and losses. Acts 8:39 Heb 13.5-6
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, so believe also in me.” John 14.1
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He won’t let you be tempted more than you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Cor 10.13
“And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him; those who have been called according to His purpose.” Rom 8.28
The corona virus doesn’t have me stressed out, nor does it have me scared to death. I have been serving God before there was corona virus and my faith is in His protection and guidance. If you want to share with me in my security. Read these three scriptures and prepare yourself to allow the word of God to enter your life.
If you choose to obey His gospel you can also share in the comfort that He gives to all His children.
And if you obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do His commandments which I command this day, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your body and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your beasts, the increase of your cattle and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading-trough. Blessed shall you be when you come in and blessed shall you be when you go out. The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways. The Lord will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in all that you undertake; He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God gives you. The Lord will establish you as a people holy to Himself as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways. And all the peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of you. And the Lord will make you abound in prosperity in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your cattle and in the fruit of your ground within the land which the Lord swore to give you. The Lord will open to you His good treasury the heavens, to give the rain of your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And the Lord will make you the head, and not the tail; and you shall go upward only and not down if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day, being careful to do them. If you do not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right hand or to the left, to serve other gods. Deut 28.1-14.
The eyes of the Lord are everywhere keeping watch on the wicked and the good. Pro 15.3
Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism. Col 3.25
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to
avenge; I will repay,” said the Lord. Rom 12.19
These words from the Lord give comfort because it means that my attorney and Judge will be working my case;
against those who wronged me. I don’t have to raise a finger to get even, because God will repay.
We thank Him for the knowledge of His holy word.