REPROVE

Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the LORD Jesus Christ. I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; That in every thing ye are enriched by Him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our LORD Jesus Christ: Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our LORD Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our LORD. Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our LORD Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name. And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in His presence. But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the LORD (1 Corinthians 1: 3-31 KJV).

God is a covenant-keeping God, He is faithful and merciful, He works according to His covenant, and He wants everybody that is working for Him to always do His work according to His covenant; that is the will of God, things that are done without the will of God are the things that are causing confusion and lack of peace in the entire world. The only means of ending confusion and also have lasting peace in the entire world is to always think and act according to the will of God because He created all things for His pleasure, He is the Creator and Controller of all things including time and season. Truly, God has made everything good in their season; there are only one divine purpose, divinely appointed time and divine glorification. Until when the divine the appointed time comes before the divine glorification can come, but nobody knows when the divinely appointed time will come, that is why many people are worried. However, as children of God, we don’t need to worry about anything, we only need to have faith in God and always work toward our success because the Bible says that “surely there is an end and our expectation shall not be cut off”. Moreover, it is written in Jeremiah 29: 11 KJV that “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end”.

Truly, everybody need godliness because nobody can sustain without the help of God and safety is of the LORD. While everybody need education because it is very good. But each person in the entire world must have a good career or handwork because it is not good to be idle and there is an adage that says “an idle hand is a devil’s workshop”. It is certain that anyone who has both career and handwork or many careers has more potentials because knowledge is power but it is useless without action.