Song Of Solomon 5:9 How Is He Better?

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How is your beloved better than others, most beautiful of women? How is your beloved better than others, that you so charge us? Song Of Solomon 5:9 

People have their favorites in nearly everything there is. Each person has a reason for why what they have or think is the best or better than something or someone else.

Every year there are many different competitions and award shows to determine who or what is the best in nearly every category possible, from sports to music, to speaking, to acting and more. After the choices are made, many will argue as to why theirs was the best and should have been chosen and the one chosen should not have been chosen.

In Solomon’s story of love, the friends of the lady are asking why her beloved is so much better than theirs. She was looking for him and asking for their help and they wanted to know why.

One area that is commonly discussed is why is Christianity better than other religions or why is Jesus better than other great men in history. People want to know why someone is willing to follow and even give his life to follow Jesus.

Every believer needs to be ready and willing to give an answer to why they follow Jesus. They need to be able to answer why following Jesus is the only way to get to God.

Answering this may offend some people, and it will, but it will also open the eyes of others to His great love. When they see the love of God really being showed, they will want to be a part of it. It is His love and kindness that draws people to Him.

Jesus is the best way to God, because He is the only way to God.

As a believer, Jesus has called you to be His witness, to let people know about Him and what He has done. This is the way you can tell people how Jesus is better than what they are following.

Jesus is alive and real and will be for all eternity. All the things and gods that people follow will fail and fade away. You need to let them know the truth–Jesus, and let the truth–Jesus set them free from the bondage they are in.

Do not give into second best, but only go for the best and point people to what is the best–Jesus.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will tell others about Jesus; that you will know that Jesus is the only way to God; and that you will not fear telling others about Jesus. 

3 John 3 Faithfulness

 

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It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it. 3 John 3

Loyalty and faithfulness are some characteristics that are desired in people, but are rarely seen in the world. Going back forty years ago, it was common to hear of a person staying on one job for twenty years or more. He was faithful and loyal to his employer and the employer was faithful to him.

Today employers hire and remove people rapidly, regardless of how long a person has been there. People change jobs constantly. If a person stays on one job for more than five to six years, it has been a long time. People are no longer faithful to their employer.

People treat faithfulness to God in the same way. They do not always remain faithful to Him. One day a person is serving God, being a witness, turning from sin, and showing His love to others, then the next day, he is refusing to be a witness, living in sin, denying God and cursing others. There is no faithfulness in the person.

Many people have walked away from God, when struggles or trials came. They did not remain faithful as God does.

While many have become unfaithful, there are also many who have remained faithful to God. Their lives are a shining light of Jesus in this dark world. They stand out as foreigners in this world. They refuse to partake in the sin of this world. Seeing believers like this can bring great joy to other believers.

When a person is being faithful to God, it will encourage others to be and remain faithful to God. It is showing the truth that God has revealed in his life.

People are watching you every day. They are trying to find out who you really are. While the majority of the world is unfaithful in every area of life, you must remain faithful. Faithful to God and to other people.

Be willing to show and live out the truth that Jesus has revealed.

It brings me great joy to see another believer who is striving to remain faithful to God. It brings even greater joy when others testify to the faithfulness of another believer.

As you live your life, are you being faithful to God and His word?

Or are you living like the world and changing loyalty all the time?

I pray today that you will be faithful to God; that you will know God’s faithfulness to you; that you will be a witness of who Jesus is to this world; and that the world will know you serve God.

Acts 23:11 Testify Again

“The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.” Acts 23:11

Paul had been arrested for talking about Jesus in public places. As he was tried, he boldly stated who Jesus was and why he talked about Him. The people were angry with him and so the soldiers took him away to be safe. In the night Jesus came to Paul and told him that he must also testify about Him in Rome. Paul had to go to Rome.

One of the most common questions people ask when going through a tough situation in life is “why?” This is especially true when the person is doing everything right and following God.

Paul had been doing everything right. He had been telling the people about Jesus. But remember that Jesus had told Paul that he had to be a witness to the Gentiles. Jerusalem was not a city of the Gentiles. It was, however, God’s method of getting Paul to Rome where there were more Gentiles who had not heard about Jesus.

God uses many different ways to get you where you need to be in order to be His witness. Sometimes those methods are good, such as getting promoted on a job requiring a move to a new location. This gets you around new people to be His witness.

Other times it can be something disastrous. A major sickness causes you to be in a hospital where you can be a witness of Jesus to those there. A lost job causes you to move to a new job with new people who need to hear about Jesus.

Sometimes, Jesus will use the enemy (the world) to move you to a new location. Paul was sent to Rome as a prisoner. Jesus will use any method needed to get His message spread.

Are you willing to go where Jesus needs you to go? Are you willing to testify again of who Jesus is? Always search for new people to tell Jesus about again and again and again.

I pray today that Jesus will reveal who you are to be His witness to; that you will not fear movement or change; that God will give you His boldness to move forward in spreading the gospel message; and that many people will be drawn to Jesus through you.