Christianity 101 (From the story of Othniel)

Had Bible study last night. We studied Judges 3:1-11. Othniel, son of Caleb’s younger brother, was sent by the LORD to rescue Israel but ONLY after they had cried out to Him. So Israel experienced rest for forty years under the guidance of Othniel, the first Judge sent by the LORD.

Christians, likewise chosen by God to be His people, ought not think it’s fine to disobey the LORD and yet still be favored by Him. Redemption as well does not apply to the rebellious but only to those who repent and turn to God for salvation.

No one can escape worldly troubles. Christians alike are affected by events, financial crisis and the likes occuring. However, God can preserve His people amidst the chaos or troubles around us.

Othniel, sent by God, guided Israel for forty years – a generation – giving them rest. Similarly we ought to be guided by the Words of Jesus Christ, as revealed in Scripture, for only then may anyone truly be servants of God’s Word, teaching people the truth notwithstanding the odds.

True servants of God are not defined by the organization, sect or denomination. But by the outcome of their work, teaching solely on the basis of Jesus’ Word.

“Everyone then who hears these words of Mine (Jesus Christ) and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”” (Matthew 7:24-27)

Published by Eric

I am a pastor. In the course of leading Bible studies, I have noticed inconsistencies in the traditional Christian beliefs and teachings. So now I am on a journey of in-depth study of the Scripture. By the grace of God, having been liberated by the truths of the Word of God, now I am doing the ministry independently, teaching the Word of God.

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