Monday, September 5, 2011

Devotional- Dr Bob Cook

Here is today's e-devotional from Walk With The King, the ministry of the late Dr. Bob Cook.

Ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God. (1 Thes. 4:1)

The question of one's morality needs to be examined, not from the viewpoint of "What will people say?" or even "What will the church think?" One's concern, rather, ought to be how to live each day in a way that pleases God. That is the true basis for Christian morality.

How do you please God? Here are a few ideas from 1 Thessalonians 4. First, a clean sex life. This means not only fleeing immorality, but also ordering your life apart from the usual, "I want what I want when I want it." We live in a day when moral permissiveness is the rule rather than the exception. Make sure your heart attitude and relationships with the opposite sex are above reproach. Second, you can please God by showing an awareness that you have been called, not to uncleanness, but to holiness. Third, you can please God by being quiet, industrious, and honest. And finally you can please God by having the upward look, waiting expectantly for His coming.

Small thought here
Notice what 1 Thessalonians 4 says about pleasing God: it starts with the inward look, ends with the upward look, and in between is the lordship of Jesus Christ in every step of life. Look in, look up, and in between look to our blessed Lord. 

Walk With the King, Inc.

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