We have the world in our hearts so much and are so taken up with thoughts and cares of worldly things, that we have neither time nor spirit to see God's hand in them.
Have you fenced your heart? Have you tried to stay inside of behavioral boundaries only to have climbed over them again and again?
Ironically, whereas our past gospel presentations have sometimes produced self-centered, consumerist Christians with little life change, it is very possible that our current presentations will produce the same self-centeredness, but in different ways.
We must be very careful in how we approach and implement these wise sayings. Simply because they are inspired does not mean that the biblical proverbs are like laws, imposing a universal obligation
In Jeremiah and Deuteronomy 30:6, we find the spiritual significance of circumcision.
Keeping the Sabbath holy may not seem very productive, but there's more here than just a command. It reveals God's mercy.
To me, conflict is misery—not an opportunity. But the word opportunity is gradually sinking in because it is crammed with prominent themes from Scripture.
As shocking as it is to see the wickedness of Jonah’s heart, many of us are just like him. I call it the Jonah Syndrome, and in times past, it has affected me too. Let me explain exactly what I mean.
Pride is that which is destroying the testimony of many Christians and has made them very ineffective for God.