When do you like to read God’s word so that God can speak to you? The psalmist said, “I rise before dawn and cry for help; I wait for Your words” Psalm 119:147. David speaks of the morning time which is my favorite time to read the Bible. Then everything is quiet and my mind is fresh. But in the next verse the psalmist also said, “My eyes anticipate the night watches, that I may meditate on Your word” Psalm 119:148. Another beneficial time for me to read God’s word is just before I go to bed. Then His word works on my subconscious during the night. The point is, each of us needs a time when we read God’s word.
Insight – A Spouse’s Influence
One’s spouse is probably the strongest influence to determine if one will go to heaven or hell. Living and working closely together 24-hours a day is bound to shape the way one thinks and acts. Ahab married Jezebel, a daughter of a foreign king. The Holy Spirit recorded, “Surely there was no one like Ahab who sold himself to do evil in the sight of the Lord, because Jezebel his wife incited him” I Kings 21:25. In your relationship with your spouse who “incites” whom? He or she can incite the other to serve God or to serve evil. Which direction are you going and who is leading the way?
DNA has become the science of exactness. There are no two DNAs exactly alike. Therefore, DNA makes certain an identity. Interestingly, Thomas Kinkade’s paintings have two signatures. One is his block signature; the other is his DNA signature. When he got his hair cut he took the clippings to a business which put it into the ink he used to sign his name. One can take a bit of the ink from his signature, have it tested, and it will show his DNA; proof that the painting is authentic. What is the Christian’s DNA? Peter probably gives it, “But like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior – You shall be holy, for I am holy” I Peter 1:15-16. Our behavior should show the DNA of Christ.