Throughout this New Year be sure to trust in Christ, who is your foundation. Whether you did or did not see the storm coming, remember to trust in Christ. And when the storms are over, look back at how Christ kept you anchored on Him; it will fill you with thanks and praise and give you a stronger trust in Him.
God took on our flesh and blood to make us His brothers, to free us from the slavery of death, and to help us through temptations by being there with us as our brother.
The Advent of our King is not shaking like a leaf on a tree, but rejoicing in the budding of spring. The things which terrify unbelievers are signs for believers that Christ is coming. There will be terrors right up to the end, but the Word remains forever. Most will sulk over this dying world, but believers watch for our King.
We see that Christ is the king of all creation because He is true God and true man who has purchased and won you. Therefore — since all rule has been given to Him — He’s ruled over all creation to bring you to and keep you in the faith because all true worship is given to him. We find comfort because His kingdom will never be destroyed; it will only be made glorious and visible on the last day.
What is the secret to being content in any and every situation? It’s knowing your savior and knowing that you have eternal life. It’s knowing that He will provide according to what is best for you, and He will use you according to what is best for your neighbor.
What kind of judge do you already have? One who has given you life, and then uses you to give others life. One who is clear about the expectations (you are declared righteous). One who has perfect harmony with the Father. One who deserves all honor because He is true God and He has saved you.
We can avoid the faithlessness that destroyed Israel by concentrating on and confessing Christ, by not letting a servant in the house have the place of the head, and by holding fast by faith to the confession of Christ.