An incredibly pervasive problem in our sin-filled world is the act of self-exaltation. People love themselves supremely and do not love God supremely. In order to remove ourselves from the throne of our own hearts, we must look beneath the surface and see what roots breed self-exalting lust.
We were designed with the ability to remember; and we were also designed with the ability to delight. Together with Scripture, we find that remembering God's Word is tied directly with the joy of delighting in that same, glorious Word.
Do you find joy in making less of yourself? How inclined are you to take the form of a servant? Do you ever serve others? Does even the thought of serving others make you uncomfortable? Consider Jesus.
What if we sought to make the Bible our primary, or first, source of spiritual nourishment instead of other Bible-based books? Resolve to read the Bible as your chief source of spiritual sustenance in 2018.
What's your relationship like with money? For millions of people today money drives their lives and in particular, their hearts. If money's influence is so dominating, then how can people stop loving money?
Former sins can cause distractions from our current union with Christ; yet God is abundantly clear that those sins cannot diminish His Son's work in any way.