For I have told you often before, and I say it again now with tears in my eyes, there are many who walk along the Christian road who are really enemies of the cross of Christ. (Philippians 3:18 TLB)
As mature Christians, we must follow the ‘Biblical Principles’ found in the Word of God.
We must seek the Holy Spirit of God, asking Him for wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and insight in the name of Jesus Christ. We must be consistent in our prayer life, reading God’s Word, and being creatures of habit and have patterns that reflect our faith and trust in Him. Choosing Christ as the central focus of our life, is what we need to do. We do not need to make excuses, we still have so much to learn. Many people who walk along the Christian road, do not always live up to Christ’s model of servanthood and self-sacrifice. Such people satisfy their own desires before even thinking about the needs of others. Freedom in Christ does not mean freedom to be selfish. It means taking every opportunity to serve and to become the best person you can be.
Precious God, help us to keep upon the path of Christ Jesus, the path that is narrow and straight. Help us to follow the ‘Biblical Principles’, found in the Word of God. Holy Spirit, we seek wisdom, knowledge, understanding, discernment and insight in the name of Jesus Christ. Without You we can do nothing, but in Christ we can do all things through Him who strengthens us. Help us to keep our faith and follow Jesus, in all things great and small for the glory of His name. Amen.