South Georgia Bishop James King has a message for men in the Feb. 20 Wesleyan Christian Advocate, the newspaper of the North and South Georgia Conferences.
Professional economists suggest that the stock market has a way of correcting itself when things go to one extreme or the other. It appears that “correction” is a part of a divine design.
The need for correction is not new to Christians. The Bible exposes us to this reality from the very beginning.
When… discipline and restraint are abandoned, bad things begin to happen. If we spend what we do not have, it will eventually show. If we try to take shortcuts to success… it will come back to haunt us.
If we try to be the church without teaching and practicing the values of our faith, it will show in the lives of men and women who have lost their way….
Grace is how God provides us with new opportunities to correct ourselves and grow closer to God.
Men of God, there are too many men who have moved away from our Biblical and Wesleyan teachings. We have come to the inevitable: a season of correction….
Do not fight what is happening, for it is a good thing. We are returning to God.
Let us continue to grow in the grace God provides — as we travel on the road to holiness.
“Return to me,” declares the LORD Almighty, “and I will return to you.”
“They sought God eagerly, and he was found by them.”
2 Chronicles 15:15
Last August, Bishop James King was elected president of the General Commission on United Methodist Men, a national post.
He blogs at BishopKing.com.
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