Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is going to betray you?”) When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?” Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return; what is that to you? You must follow me.” John 21.21-22
Peter had just been informed about his future by the Lord. I’m sure he wasn’t pleased with what he heard, so he thought he would ask Christ about what would happen to John. However, Jesus let Peter know that he didn’t need to be concern about the future of John. Peter needed to be focus on his own life
So why should you be concerned about someone else? You best be concern about yourself and where you will be spending eternality. For if you don’t have yourself in a good relationship with God, there is no way you can be of help to anyone else.
Have you thanked the Lord for helping us out with the corona virus? We are all talking about getting back to normal, so don’t you think it is only proper to give thanks to His great name? The vaccines have His wonderful touch and are helping put the plague to an end. We really need to give thanks to His holy name. He could have allowed us to continue to suffer without any hope of seeing light at the end of the tunnel; but He didn’t do that. Instead, He heard the prayers of His faithful children and sent the vaccine as an answer to prayer. We really need to give thanks. Will you slow down enough to just take a moment and give God the praise? Are you listening?
“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness and come before Him with joyful songs knowing that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, for we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues in all generations.” Psalms chapter 100
A man decides that he won’t have sex with his girlfriend until they get married; and the girlfriend cannot accept his belief. According to the word of God, the man is doing what God wants. God created sexual relations and placed it within the marriage fold. Gen 2.23-25. Gen 3.16. 1 Cor 7.1-5.
He teaches in His word that sex outside of marriage is called fornication and all who don’t repent of fornication; will go to hell. 1 Cor 6.9.18. Heb 13.4. 1 Thess 4.1-8. Eph 5.3-4.
By refusing to have sex, the man proves that he fears God and understands what His command is. 2 Tim 2.19. Gen 39.6-12. On the other hand, the female is either ignorant of the law of God or just doesn’t care what the scriptures teach. Pro 5.3-23
When a nonbeliever is dating a Christian, that person must decide if they will be able to compromise for the Christians belief. The nonbeliever must be the one who gives in, because a person following Gods law cannot forsake what God commands to please someone who has no love for God. Acts 5.29. Gal 1.10. If the nonbeliever cannot do so, he or she needs to leave the Christian alone and find someone who believes as they do. Amos 3.3. Psalms 1.5
Here is an example of the gospel of Christ being obeyed. Let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made him both Lord and Messiah,[a this Jesus whom you crucified.” When they heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and to the other apostles, “Brothers,[ what should we do?” Peter said “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.” And he testified with many other arguments and exhorted them, saying, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” Those who welcomed his message were baptized and that day about three thousand persons were added. They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2.36-42
The question for you is, have you done what these people did
When the cat is away, the mice do play. And so, the saying goes. It is quite often that people will betray the trust that others have placed in them by using money, property,, automobile or some other valuable in a way that wasn’t authorized.
For example, a person is told to watch the house while the owners are on vacation. But the house sitter brings girls, men or friends over and the owner didn’t give permission. In another situation, a person is supposed to repair a car and rather than repair or even after the repair is done, they go joy riding in the car. The owners gave no permission for such abuse. It is the caretakers who decided to take advantage of the owner absence.
The word of God teaches us to work for our fellow man as if we are doing the job for the Lord Himself. Col 3.23-24. It teaches us to obey our employers. Col 3.22. The word of God teaches us to treat others as we wish to be treated. Luke 6.31. The word of God teaches us not to be deceitful and not to lie. 2 Cor 4.1-2 Eph 4.24 Also, the word of God, informs us that the Lord sees all the deeds of men. Heb 4.13.
When a caretaker abuses trust, he is in violation of all the above and in danger of damnation. John 5.29. The thing to do is your duty. Don’t be deceitful behind someone back. You wouldn’t want such done to you; so be truthful, don’t behave in an unethical manner with trust that has been given to you. Do what is expected of you.