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First Obey then Teach

We are living in a time when wickedness is all around us. But at the same time we have so many resources to study the word of God. There are so many Bible study tools available that sometimes it becomes difficult to select one. If we search then we get so much of material on different subjects. There are thousands of sermons available online on almost all the subjects we can think of.
Some places so many meetings are conducted with so many preachers and teachers emerging with many thoughts. Many times people also want to hear new things and new thoughts. Otherwise the preacher is not good. That's what they think. Its always good to receive a new message from God. But that should not happen at the cost of us forgetting the basics. Many times we hear so many sermons and so many new thoughts that we forget the basics. But a balanced child of God will make sure that he/she spends quality time meditating on the simple truths found in the word of God. Else there is a chance that we may w…

Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead

A new year has started. Whenever something new happens people are excited and they have expectations of something good or better happening in their life. In some cases what we expect happen and in most of the cases what we hope or expect doesnot happen. People make lot of new year resolutions and sometimes fails to keep it even for 1 month. But life still goes on and on.
I want to bring your attention to a verse from the Bible. It’s taken from Philippians 3 and verses 12-14
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Here the writer of this book Paul says that he wants to forget what is behind and wants to move ahead towards the goal…