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The practice of making New Year's resolutions goes back over 3,000 years to the ancient Babylonians. There is just something about the start of a new year that gives us the feeling of a fresh start...
The only resolution that a Christian should make should concern His/her Creator. It should be for the Honor and Glory of God. My resolution is to follow the teachings of my Lord, Jesus Christ, to the best of my ability with the Helper, the Holy Spirit.
If you make a New Year's resolution to start reading your Bible everyday....DON’T JUST READ it. Study what you're reading. Go to different commentaries that will help you understand more fully the scriptures. Search the scriptures. I made this resolution at the first of this year and I’ve stuck to it and I’ve learned and grown so much doing it. Try not to put a time limit, like “Read through the Bible in one year”. I’m just now in the middle of Isaiah and I’m making notes like crazy on this book. So many prophecies of the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I look forward to my quieter early morning time with the Lord before everyone else gets up. Pray for understanding. 2 Timothy 2:15. Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Our salvation is ours alone. The Bible is our guide. How can anyone know the way if they’ve never studied to understand. Listen to who is teaching you God’s word at a pulpit..then go home and search out what you heard to know if what they said is truth. Many a false teacher has led “multitudes” astray. Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Matthew 7:13-14 "Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. There are many interpretations of the Scriptures. So, be careful in your study. Not all are true. Know that there IS an “absolute” truth. There is only one true way to heaven and that is through Christ Jesus. Ephesians 4:4-6 There is one body and one Spirit--just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call-- 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Look diligently for the absolute right way. Pray for guidance in the name of Jesus.
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