[Education] consists in nothing else but learning and doing God’s truth (John 8:32), which puts one in very close contact with a man named Jesus. Antagonists of the gospel long ago came to see that Jesus had a most unsettling way of turning the socially unlearned into the spiritually enlightened. “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13). You see, being with Jesus is the education.

Excellent article by my friend Weylan Deaver. Please read it all at the link: An Education Itself – Biblical Notes

A few times people have asked me how I manage to do all the things I do.

Having all the kids gone from home helps, of course. And I have a devoted wife who picks up a lot of the slack and allows me time to write and work. But there’s more.

We live simply, with fewer of life’s distractions. We could do better here, but we’re working on it. Continue reading

good or evilDoing two things at the same time can be dangerous, like driving a vehicle and texting. Other things are impossible to do at the same time, like, say, driving a vehicle and swimming the breaststroke. (But there’s always someone who will try, right?) Here are two things impossible to do simultaneously:

Stop doing evil. Learn to do good.
Isaiah 1:16-17 GWT

Doing good must be learned. Man has his definition of what is good, but his ideas, in the spiritual realm, are almost always wrong.

It is not enough to stop doing evil. We will do one or the other. The doing is always present, for man is not inactive. If we’re not doing good, as God determines what is good, then we are doing evil.

This applies to the people of God, as much as to the pagan. For Isaiah writes these lines to Israel. The church must learn also to reject evil in order to embrace the good.

Which are you doing right now?