Bulletin Bible Study 09/23/2020
Philippians 4:4 (KJV) Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
Our state of contentment is not determined by the earthly position we find ourselves in but by our position in Christ. Concentrate on the things that will bring you into a closer relationship with Him. In our recent Sunday School lessons, we have been studying the story of Joseph. Joseph would not have risen to power if his brothers had not tried to kill him, if he had not been sold into slavery, if he had not been accused of rape and if he had not been thrown into prison. Joseph used his relationship with God to grow spiritually. He never complained about what he was experiencing because he believed the dreams that God had given him. In doing so Joseph became second in command and was able show Godly love to his brothers in their time of need. Sometimes the obstacles we see are really stepping stones to get us to the next level in our life and faith journey. Rejoice in knowing that God has everything under control, if we just follow His plan no matter if we can’t see the benefit of His Plan.
The Holy Spirit is always speaking to us. It is up to us to hear His voice. John 10:27 reminds us…
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.