But until you leave this earthly home, John’s message still has great relevance. As Matthew 3:9 commands, are you producing fruit that is in keeping with repentance? What does good fruit look like? When the Bible talks about fruit, it is talking about the way you are living your daily life.
Would you agree that patience seems to be lacking in our society these days? So how can I become a more patient person—at home, at work, among friends, and even while I'm driving? Willpower alone can produce some level of patience, but our Creator made provision for us to be patient at those moments when willpower falls short.
The world doesn’t owe any of us a living. We need to get out and work! The Bible warns us in many places that laziness is wrong and people who continue that way are doomed to failure. On the other hand, those who are diligent and seek God’s wisdom will work hard and reap the benefits of a life that is pleasing to God.
Treat others like you want them to treat you.“And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them”(Luke 6:31-NIV). This is known as the Golden Rule. Most folks have heard this even if they don’t recognize it as Scripture.
American society has become increasingly less civil. There is a noticeable lack of kindness and respect during normal interactions among people. The evidence is everywhere— while driving, in grocery stores, at work, on social media websites, in the news, etc.