Some people, like myself, are quite directly called into faith in God (or some aspect of Christian living or understanding) without personal difficulty, perhaps akin to the prior passage; Proverbs 1:20-23. Others, however, must struggle greatly and persevere in this struggle until they reach their object. This post discusses Proverbs 2:1-5, which encourages us to that struggle.
Why might it be hard to be satisfied and stay satisfied in God’s love?
I once heard the ridiculous story of an Eastern Orthodox church that prided itself in its possession of a large and ornate Bible…
Have you ever thought about your soul as something that could be healthy or sick?
“What good does it do a man if he gains the whole world but forfeits his own soul?” (Matt 16:26). If you are successful in the world, never let this question cease to haunt you.
This pastoral passage was first written for LRBC on March 1 2015. “Do not quench the Spirit”, Paul […]
This pastoral passage was first written for LRBC on March 29 2015. A while back I wrote about […]
This pastoral passage was first written for LRBC on February 15 2015. In last week’s Bible study with […]
A major goal of First John is to help us have assurance in our faith.
That anyone could commit the act of adultery while on honeymoon is almost beyond belief. Yet the incident of the golden calf in Exodus 32 was exactly that.