The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
To many people who live in this world this scripture does not have much meaning. However to the Christian it has much meaning. We look forward to Jesus working in our daily lives to guide us, to protect us to lead us in a path that lines us up for blessings .
Let us think about this scripture in a way that maybe you have never thought of.
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you:continue ye in my love.
Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you:as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
All of these scriptures work together with John 10:10 above.
Much of our sorrow and pain, joy and peace come because of how people treat one another. I think we can agree with that. It is the enemy, the spirit of the world that would cause people to bring pain into a life. It should be in the heart of Christian people to do everything they can to bring peace and joy into a life. And I am speaking about a Christian standard of life.
In life we become friends, husband and wife and as we get to know each other better we learn of past wounds and hurts that can be very tender and easy to bring pain again. It would be of great help to Jesus in giving this abundant life if people would stop and think before speaking or acting to ensure wounds are not opened again. This is especially true with husband and wife.
Having regard for someone else will prove how much we love them. To honor the wife and help her live in the abundant life her feelings must be considered first. That is how God would have it to be. The wife must also consider her husband that he may enjoy the abundant life. What a great life it can be if we stop and think and if we have regard for each other. For this to work people must be like minded , unselfish, thoughtful and walking in the Spirit.
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
With a desire to see you blessed,
Pastor C.W. Roberts