It seems like sinners get more out of life, doesn’t it? They have more advantages, don’t they? They have more fun, enjoy pleasures without worry, live for the moment, isn’t that right?
We’re not the first to think this way: Continue reading “Don’t envy sinners”
We live in the age of Facebook, the most visited site on the Internet. There, people compete to see who has more friends. In the midst of this race, we need to hear an ancient counsel: Continue reading “Many or few friends”
What people of the world call freedom has its root in the refusal to rein in the passions. It is not liberty, but libertinism.
Lack of self-discipline results in defeat, for it becomes easy for another to dominate the weak.
People who cannot control themselves are like cities without walls to protect them.
Proverbs 25.28 ERV Continue reading “Like cities without walls”
Man thinks, and he often thinks his thoughts are superior to anyone else’s—even God’s. From the first, the temptation has been to displace the word of God and replace it with human logic. Continue reading “What does man often think?”
Many people feel a disconnect between Sunday and Monday, that is, between a day of worship of God and the work week. How they miss the intimate connection between the two! Continue reading “Our day-to-day activites not divorced from God”
Enmity exists between good and evil. As it lives in the heart of people, that enmity expresses itself in acts and attitudes. Continue reading “Between good and evil, the feeling is mutual”
Life is full of pitfalls. Among the many mistakes made along the way, not a few have the capacity for destruction. Many a wrong step can be fatal. Continue reading “Avoid the deadly snares”
In theater, center stage is where the attention is focused, where the main action occurs. Wisdom also must occupy front and center of the heart.
Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart.
Proverbs 4.21 AMP
God’s wisdom must not only be heard, but retained. “Wisdom demands constant seeking,” wrote Bruce Waltke in his commentary on Proverbs. Continue reading “In the center of your heart”
He who lives by right principles avoids a heap of trouble, but the selfish and impassioned person creates all sorts of difficulties for himself. Continue reading “Unharmed”
I was once in a room of about twelve people who were all talking at once. Not a pretty sight, but everybody was happily making noise, apparently not caring whether or not anyone was listening. The activity was to talk, not to listen. Continue reading “Always ready on your lips”