Pastor Chuck Swindoll concludes his series on integrity with another look at the example of Paul—one who fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith to the very end.
The Pharisees wanted to stone Jesus because He claimed equality with God and they rejected His claim. We do the same thing; we either accept or reject Christ. There is no middle ground.
Submission doesn’t mean wives are doormats, blindly carrying out orders. It means they’re willingly supportive of their husband’s leadership. Dignity, equality, and unity are the essentials of submission.
It’s shallow to think God is at our beck and call, eager to give us everything and anything we ask for. Prayer doesn’t work this way—Jesus isn’t a genie. The purpose of prayer is to glorify God.
Hear the next message in Pastor Chuck Swindoll’s series on integrity. We will learn from the amazing example of the Apostle Paul, who—in spite of all the hardships he faced—pressed on in his mission with determination and grit.
There may be people in your life who are causing conflict and tension—take it first to God in prayer. Refuse to retaliate and trust God for the outcome.