Jesus told His followers that if they continued in His word, they would know the truth and the truth would make them free.
We have the almost unimaginable opportunity to be called friends of God and, to facilitate this, He has given us the assurance that He has shared in—and can relate to—all of the pain and hardship we as human beings endure in this life.
The journey the "Wise men" from the East took to worship the Christ child is similar to the journey that we each take in coming to Him.
Let us be willing to re-examine how we worship God, be open to removing barriers to worship and demonstrate our faith in worship.
Matthew 8:2 KJV
Jesus used a parable that described the misfortunes of a traveler who suffered until he was blessed by a certain Samaritan who came to him. And when he saw him, he had compassion on him.
Understand the importance of your presence when someone reaches out in time of sorrow.
God's Word is not like any other book. It is eternal, omnipotent and alive.
God is not only mindful of our relationship with Him on an individual basis but He is also mindful of how we relate to him as collective group, and He is concerned with our soul as a nation.
When it comes to asking the things that you need or want from the Lord, our question should be: Am I willing to go that far?