Serving an international
Vol. 10 No. 7 July 2008
In Luke Chapter Two, we read about a man named Simeon.
Simeon was a just and devout man. In verse twenty-five, we read that Simeon was
“waiting for the consolation of
Consolation means comfort or exhortation. Simeon knew
that God was going to send the Messiah. The nation of
Simeon had been told by the Holy Spirit that he would
not die before his own eyes had seen the Messiah. Then, the Holy Spirit told
him that Messiah, the Christ, was at the
I am thankful that Jesus was willing to come to earth to be our consolation. I am thankful that the Father is loving enough to have such a plan for us. Keep reading your Bible. Learn what is needed to have that consolation and salvation, and if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.
Amos was chosen by God to prophesy to
However, the people had become evil. They were arrogant and full of pride. They worshipped idols. The rich mistreated the poor. Many of the people were preoccupied with making money.
The people had reached the point that they even
despised God. In
There is an old saying that says, “What goes around, comes around.” This means that what you do to others will eventually come back to haunt you. If you treat others poorly, eventually you will be treated poorly. The Israelites had despised God, and He says He despises them. His longsuffering toward them was over. He was going to punish them for their disobedience and bad attitude.
I know you do not want God to despise you. I know you want to obey Him. Study your Bible. Always do what He wants you to do. Do it because you desire to please Him. If any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.