DEFINITION OF SUCCESS:
Worldly-power, influential personal contacts, relentless desire to get ahead
God's-be strong and courageous, obey God's law, constantly read God's word
Anger and worry reveal a lack of faith that God loves us and is in control.
The essence of worshiping Christ is to regard him with utmost love, respect, and devotion and to be willing to sacrifice to him what is most precious.
It is easy to judge Judus for betraying Jesus, but professing commitment to Christ and then denying him with your life is also betraying him.
Trusting anything for what God alone provides is idolatry.
God asks us for submission; to lose our self-centered determination to be in charge.