December 31

December 31

At the end of Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians, he sounds like a parent giving instructions to his children before leaving. He tells them to obey and to be helpful and to stay out of trouble—not in those exact words, but the idea is the same!

But Paul includes these lovely “orders” as well...

January 1st

January 1st

I remember when I was your age, and had to memorize Bible verses. Every week there was a new verse to learn at home and then say at Sunday School. At the time, I hated having to repeat those verses over and over again. I felt like it was a waste of time, and didn’t get what the point was—not until a few years after I was done with school...