When we take credit for what we’ve achieved, we cut God out of the picture. As the Bible says, “In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God” (Psalm 10:4).
You thought living without God and only for yourself would bring you happiness and peace, but you’ve discovered it’s a lie. The Bible warns, “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death” (Proverbs 16:25).
Having a group of enthusiastic young people around can be a great encouragement to the people they are helping. Paul sent his young friend Timothy to some Christians who were surrounded by unbelievers simply “to strengthen and encourage you in your faith” (1 Thessalonians 3:2).
Why allow lust to overtake you, even if it’s only for an airbrushed image in a tawdry magazine? The Bible could not be clearer: “Among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity” (Ephesians 5:3).
When you go through hard times as a couple (and you will), never forget that God gave your marriage to you, and he is with you. As Jesus said, a husband and wife “are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate” (Matthew 19:6).
Your aunt is in danger of believing things that aren’t true and is in danger of becoming involved with spiritual occult powers that are hostile to God. They will do everything they can to bind themselves to her and lead her away from God.
He alone was both fully human and fully God. On that first Christmas a miracle took place that we can barely imagine: God came down from heaven and became a man. Jesus wasn’t just like God — he was God, in human flesh.
A self-centered, self-indulgent life will never bring you lasting peace. You may not believe this right now, but someday you will. Someday you’ll be forced to conclude with the writer of Ecclesiastes: “Everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind” (Ecclesiastes 2:11).
Set aside time every day to pray and read your Bible, even if it’s only a few verses. Begin reading in Psalms or Proverbs, or in one of the Gospels, and ask God to help you understand it and apply it to your life.