Reading: Romans 1:13-19
Paul certainly was not someone who was ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He gave his life to preaching and teaching others. Paul was absolutely certain that the Bible could save every man on earth. Nothing else is needed for man to find salvation. He only has to read the Bible, believe God’s Word, and obey it. Isn’t that what verse 17 is telling us in today’s reading? We have to live by faith, and make God’s Word part of our daily lives. That is how the Word saves us. Isn’t it wonderful to have all that power in our hands?
The lesson, “Good Advice” was written by Bruce S. Wright and published in A Children’s Six Minutes in 1922. Now out of print, the book may be read freely online.
Most of us, men and women as well as girls and boys, do not take kindly to advice. We very much prefer that people keep their advice to themselves. There are times, however, when we are compelled to listen to advice, because of the source. Here is a bit of advice that commands our attention. It is from the great English novelist, Charles Dickens.