Believers have a duty to walk by the law of Christ and live by the Spirit. This is what defines a true Christian, yet how many today know anything of these basic tenants of the gospel? We need to get back to an authentic Christian lifestyle and the pursuit of the spiritual life. I cannot overestimate the importance of these messages for the day in which we live-they should be essential listening for every believer who wishes to walk closely with God and know the blessed assurance of a genuine faith within.
The first commandment we have is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. Do we know how to, are we capable of it and do we realise that one day our eternal destiny may depend on how we fulfil this commandment?
The second commandment is to love our neighbour as ourselves. Most people tend to assume they are keeping this law. But if we discover how the apostles meant us to keep it we will see a whole different standard of Christian living to what we often know and see today. Compelling listening.
A spiritual life should be the goal of every believer. How can we live as free spiritual men in Christ and yet still serve one another in love? And if it would be better to be thrown into the sea with a millstone around our neck than to put a stumbling block before a brother, do we actually know what such a stumbling block is or could be?
The apostle Paul fought to maintain faith and a good conscience; there is a crucial link between these two things. Faith cannot exist with a defiled conscience yet how many people today have a defiled or seared conscience and assume they're still in faith? This is a serious issue we must be aware of.