Posts Tagged ‘godliness’

  

“Promote the kind of living that reflects wholesome teaching.” (Titus‬ ‭2‬:‭1‬ NLT)

In 2009, Tammie Lohman, 37, was incarcerated at the Washington Correctional Center for Women, doing a stint for robbery. Then her daughter, Nikki, 18, was sent up for identity fraud. While in prison, Nikki gave birth to a son, Logan. For a time, three generations of family resided under a single prison roof. Would this be a legacy? They are hoping not. 

We are all products of what we are taught and what we choose. Being taught good morals doesn’t necessarily translate into a right lifestyle, but the odds are greater that they will be. By being in a healthy, vibrant church and among encouraging people, we tend to become a more moral, healthy, blessed, and happy people. And although some people aren’t, you can virtually guarantee that you won’t be by not participating in a church. Absence of good will always lead to bad.

As you start your weekend, come to church and make sure to involve God in your life. A strong church family is necessary for godly growth and emotional support. Let your generations be found in better places because they are being taught and raised right! Have a great weekend! You are loved! 

  

“All the people…in pride and arrogance of heart…are destroyed.” (Isaiah‬ ‭9‬:‭9, 16‬ NKJV)

Throughout history, men only needed two things to become a military officer: money and title. With no experience whatsoever, men have led troops around the world, and lives were wasted for the sake of privileged arrogance that desired adventurous renown. Such was the case at the Battle of Königgrätz of 1866.

As the Prussian (German) army advanced against Austria, the great Austrian General, Von Benedek, prepared a strategy to defeat the powerful invaders. It would have worked, except two Counts, Von Thun and Von Festetics, desiring glory, attacked without direction. As a result, the Austrians lost the battle, their sovereignty, and Benedek would be blamed for the loss, demoted, and died a broken, shamed man. 

As you live your week, know that your actions create reactions in the lives of others, both good and bad. Rash actions are usually based in pride and never lead to good. Live as a child of God, whose ripples bless those around them! You are loved today!