James 1:4 “But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”
One of the hardest things for a young man, or maybe any person in general, is the art of patience. Patience is really a major key to success in almost any field of work, and especially in the service of God. We live in a society today that does not breed patience. We seek for convenience, and seldom practice patience. We will go to the store and pay for a mere twenty ounces of soda when we could get two liters of the same soda for almost half the price. Why do we do this? Because the twenty ounce soda is cold already and we want our soda now. We sacrifice the better value of our money, for the wants and desires of the moment. This is not patience, though exemplified on a very minor scale.
Why is patience such a big deal? Why do we need patience in our lives? Here are three basic reasons we need patience in our lives…
Let’s go out and communicate our faith while inviting people to our weekly connect group! I am afraid sometimes that independent Baptist churches have tried to become far too politically correct in our language. Statements such as the statement above scare me in our local churches. I expect such talk from protestant groups who conform themselves in order to appeal to a politically correct world. I expect such language to be used in secular Christian movies such as “Courageous” or “Flywheel”. I expect people like Joel Olsteen and Rick Warren to talk like that. I do not expect to find such watered-down, politically correct language in our independent fundamental Baptist churches. When you change the descriptive language you change the attitude of the people toward the action you are trying to represent.
Dr. Allen Domelle
“And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.”
Two incidents in Moses’ life showed signs of a leader in the making. The first incident was when he saw his brethren being beaten by an Egyptian; he saw their helplessness and he slew the Egyptian. The second incident is seen when Moses fled to the wilderness after it was discovered that he slew the Egyptian. He came to a well and saw seven ladies trying to draw water from the well, but they were driven away when the other shepherds arrived. It says in the verse above when Moses saw what was done, “…but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.”
“Give me 100 preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God; such alone will shake the gates of hell.” -John Wesley