Christian, let’s not get lost in looking forward when there is so much to look back on as well. As we start this new year, I want to encourage you to remember these two realities, and to respond with this one response. Continue reading 2 Realities for this New Year and 1 Response
If this is a daunting question for you like it is for me, then join me in meditating on these three Bible verses on the immutability of God. Continue reading Unsure of Your Future? Rest on God’s Immutability
This Thanksgiving, I plan to embrace thankfulness. I want to be thankful. I do feel a slight resistance, because in the back of my mind I hear: It’s cliché to be thankful around thanksgiving. Everyone does that! That very well may be, but I will not let that voice keep me from the spiritual blessing that comes from practicing a spirit of thankfulness. In light … Continue reading Three Perspectives for Christian Thankfulness
God is love. That is His Nature and His love is not provoked,” writes Colin Smith in chapter 42 of Open. He continues: “But God’s anger is different… The Bible never tells us that God is wrath. It tells us that He is slow to anger (Psalm 103:8).” I fall so short of God’s holiness! I’m quick to anger, and I have to be provoked … Continue reading What Makes Me Angry, and What Makes God Angry
“Moderation in all things” is at best an incomplete picture of the Christian life and at worst a contradiction of how God has called us to live. Let me start by discussing the example Jesus Christ provides for us, and then offer a few applications. Continue reading Is Moderation the Best Policy for the Christian Life?
Paul encourages believers to aspire to live quietly out of love for the honor of Christ. And so, it can also be said that aspiring to live quietly is a great means by which we can honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Continue reading Aspire to Live Quietly
A fruitful life can bring its own set of temptations. It is possible that a Christian in this position can feel tempted to scale back, considering how well things have been going: I’ve been in God’s Word every day for a year—it’s probably okay if I take a break from… Continue reading Instructions for the Fruitful Christian: 1 Thessalonians